Arizona Child Life Internship Programs.

Interested in becoming a child life specialist? There are currently five programs in Arizona offering internship and/or practicum experiences. Program information is listed below for your convenience. 
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Banner Children's at Thunderbird Medical Center

Courtney Smith


Practicum Information


Banner Thunderbird's practicum program has been cancelled until further notice. Please keep checking back here for future updates. 

Banner Children's at Desert Medical Center
Rose Campbell
1400 S. Dobson Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85202
Offering: Spring 2022

Rotations in: Surgery, ER, Inpatient/Outpatient Oncology, and PICU
Click here for Internship Requirements & Application

Phoenix Area Collaborative Internship (PAC-5)

Courtney Smith

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

PAC-5 internship will NOT be accepting applications for Fall 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions/changes. Please keep checking back here for future updates. 

Phoenix Children’s Hospital
All internship info can be found on our web page.

Practicum info coming soon....
Inpatient, PICU, ED/Trauma, OR, Radiology, Outpatient Clinics
Internship Offered: F & Spr

Practicum Offered: Su
PCH will not be offering an internship Fall 2021

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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TMC is accepting applications for fall 2021 interns.  Their summer practicum has been filled. 

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.