NOTE: We are not offering an internship for the Fall of 2015, but plan to resume our internship in the Winter/Spring of 2016.

Dear Student:

Thank you for your interest in the Child Life internship program at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital. Please complete the Common Child Life Internship Application located on the Child Life Council website at:

Also, please refer to the UMCH Internship Application at the end of this letter for additional application requirements specific to the Child Life Program at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital. All documents must be received by the application deadline for an internship application to be considered complete and ready for review.

Our general timeline is as follows:

For Internship Starting: Application Deadline: Initial Offer Dates: Acceptance Dates:
January September 5 2nd Tuesday of October 2nd Wednesday of October
May January 5 2nd Tuesday of February 2nd Wednesday of February
September May 5 2nd Tuesday of June 2nd Wednesday of June

The 600-hour child life internship at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital provides the learner with supervised, guided experience with children and supports the development of professional child life skills. This internship is best suited for undergraduate student's nearing graduation (during last 2 semesters of school) or Master's degree students pursuing graduate study relevant to child life work. The student's clinical supervisor, along with other child life team members, provides instruction and guidance. We do accept qualified applicants who are not affiliated with an academic program.

Applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of 10 courses related to child life, child development, or closely related field. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must be currently in a child life practicum or have successfully completed a minimum of 80 hours in a hospital or closely related setting with children and families (i.e., volunteer work, field placement, practicum).

Download an application for the UMCH-Specific Child Life Internship

Please send your completed application packet to:

Internship Program
Child Life, Rm S5C15
University of Maryland Children's Hospital
22 S. Greene St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: 410-328-1241

We will review each application upon receipt and then contact you in regards to a potential on-site or phone interview with the Child Life team of the University of Maryland Children's Hospital. Thank you for your interest in our program.


Shannon Joslin, M.S., CCLS
Internship Coordinator

This page was last updated: February 18, 2015

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