The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago clinical child life internship experience has been accredited by the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP).
**PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF JUNE 2017 WE MADE CHANGES TO OUR CHILD LIFE INTERNSHIP APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS. THESE CHANGES ARE NOW LISTED BELOW UNDER THE ENTRANCE/APPLICATION REQUIREMENT SECTIONS.
Child life internship opportunities are available during the academic year and the summer. Two internship offerings are available to interested students. Interns complete 600 clinical hours during both of the below internship offerings. This is an unpaid internship.
The Child Life Internship program at Lurie Children’s abides by the deadlines set forth by the Association of Child Life Professionals. Applications for FALL 2018 /SPRING 2019 need to be postmarked by MARCH 15th, 2018. Please refer to the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) website for the updated offer and acceptance dates.
Before beginning your application, please review our frequently asked questions here.
For your application to be considered, the items listed below must be completed and postmarked by the application deadline. Applications not containing all of the following components will be considered incomplete. All required materials must be sent together in one packet and not separately. When compiling your application, please make sure to have all reference letters or transcripts sent to you before mailing application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
**It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to confirm receipt of application.
Sending an application is not a guarantee of acceptance. All of these requirements are subject to review by our internship committee. Due to the expectation that we provide students with quality supervision/education during placement, a limited number of students are accepted each term. If an application is accepted, a personal (on-site) interview is required if the applicant lives within 100 miles of Chicago; otherwise, a Skype/phone interview may be possible. All applicants will be notified of their internship application status no later than February 2nd, 2018.
Send completed application to:
Lori A. Esch, MS, CCLS
Senior Child Life Specialist, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Lurie Children’s Outpatient Center in Westchester
2301 Enterprise Drive, Box 81, Westchester, Illinois 60154
T 312.227.7925 | F 312.227.9844 | LEsch@luriechildrens.org
Please refer any questions regarding the overall internship to:
Emily Rogers, MS, CCLS
Lead Child Life Specialist – Child Life Internship Coordinator
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
225 East Chicago Avenue, Box 31, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2605
T 312.227.3274 | F 312.227.9613 | firstname.lastname@example.org