|Child Life Interns, Art Therapy Interns and Volunteers|
|Child Life Internship Program:|
Thank you for your interest in the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at the Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital. The goal of our internship program is to offer Child Life interns a wide range of learning opportunities through which to develop clinical skills. Through this internship experience, students will engage in enriching and thought provoking learning opportunities, which link theory to actual “hands-on” practices with children, youth and families. This internship program will help clinically prepare students in skills that can be applied to any setting as a Child Life Specialist.
We offer the framework and support necessary for interns to build independence in developing thorough assessments, providing appropriate interventions, and creating unique programming for children and families. In addition, interns increase their skills and focus their learning through curriculum focus readings, seminars and relevant assignments.
The Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at the Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital is in alignment with the standards, philosophy, and mission of the Child Life Council including the Standards for Academic and Clinical Preparation. Our students are an integral part of our programming for hospitalized children, and we are committed to ongoing education in the areas of Child Life and the Creative Arts Therapies.
Two scheduling options are available for interns:
Some clinical rotations may include evening and weekend hours to best meet patient and family care needs. Hours are not to exceed an 8 hour work day and will always include 2 consecutive days off. Interns are not expected to work on hospital holidays. Anticipated time off must be approved before the start of your internship. Any additional requests for time off should be submitted in writing to your supervisor 2 weeks prior to the requested time. All time beyond 2 sick days must be made up in order to complete internship hour requirements.
Interns will begin their experience with a one week general orientation, followed by their primary clinical placement. At the mid-point, interns will rotate to their secondary clinical placement. Placement areas for interns include but are not limited to: Medical/Surgical, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Oncology, Cardiology, Emergency Department, Outpatient Services, and General Pediatrics. Availability of placements will vary each semester. Regardless of the rotations, each intern will be supervised throughout the entirety of their internship by a certified Child Life Specialist meeting the standards set forth by the Child Life Council.
How To Apply:
Prior to Application
Submit completed application the Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Department including the following documents:
Send Applications to:
After review of complete applications, applicants may be contacted for an interview. Selection of interns is based on college major, high level of academic achievement, letters of recommendations, written and verbal communication skills, strong personal qualities appropriate when working with children, families, staff and supervisors and strong knowledge of child development and child life.
Internships are offered two times a year and follow the recommended dates from the Child Life Council as stated below.
Internship Schedule and Deadlines
|Art Therapy Students and Interns:|
UPDATE: Art Therapy internship application deadline is now April 15, 2013.
Please read the files below to learn about future Art Therapy intern positions:
Child Life Interns, Art Therapy Interns and Volunteers:
Volunteers are an important part of The Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department.