AZ Child Life

Many internship programs follow the ACLP recommended common internship application deadlines. Please visit the ACLP website for important dates. Deadlines may vary by program, so it is important to confirm dates with each internship site.

All Child Life Intern Supervisors are professionally certified by the Child Life Certifying Committee and have more than 4,000 paid clinical hours as a Certified Child Life Specialist.


Interested in becoming a child life specialist? There are currently four programs in Arizona offering internship and/or practicum experiences. Program information is listed below for your convenience. 

Cardon Children's Medical Center at Banner Desert Medical Center
Becca Propp

Tracey Hawkins
1400 S. Dobson Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85202
ER, PICU, OR, Oncology, Radiology, Adult care
Offered: F, Spr, Su
Click here for Internship Requirements & Application
Thank you for expressing interest in a Child Life Internship at Banner Cardon Children's Medical Center. Due to temporary staffing reduction, our Child Life Department is unable to accept an intern until further notice. We hope to continue our internship program in the future and appreciate your interest!

Phoenix Area Collaborative Internship (PAC-5)

Annie Bordal
Exposure to Five Facilities & Eight Specialty Areas
Offered: F, Spr
Click here for internship requirements & common CLC internship application

Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Jena Collins
1919 E. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Inpatient, PICU, ED/Trauma, OR, Radiology, Outpatient Clinics
Internship & Practicum Offered: F & Spr

Tucson Medical Center

Internship Coordinator: Amy Fregonese
Practicum Coordinator: Nikki Zucker
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
Surgery, Peds/PICU, Radiology, Peds ED
Internship Offered: F, Spr
Practicum Offered: Su

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Arizona Child Life Internship Programs.