AZ Child Life

Internships

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. 

Arizona Child Life Internship Programs.

Many internship programs follow the ACLP recommended common internship application deadlines. Please visit the ACLP websitefor 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.

Banner Children's at Thunderbird Medical Center

Colleen Hochhalter

602-865-6202

Colleen.Hochhalter@bannerhelth.com

Practicum Information

Application 

Banner Thunderbird will NOT be offering a spring 2023 practicum. 


Banner Children's at Desert Medical Center
Jennifer Hansen
480-412-4815
1400 S. Dobson Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85202
Jennifer.Hansen@bannerhealth.com

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

Banner Children's at Desert will NOT be offering a late Spring or Fall 2023 internship. 


Phoenix Area Collaborative Internship (PAC)

Mitch Cohen

602-463-4602

mcohen@ryanhouse.org 
Exposure to Four Facilities & Eight Specialty Areas
Offered: F, Spr
Click here forinternship requirements& common CLC internship application

PAC will be offering a Spring 2023 internship. Applications are due September 7th. ​​


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


Tucson Medical Center

Internship Coordinator: Heather Roberts
Practicum Coordinator: Nikki Zucker
520-324-1154
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
heather.roberts@tmcaz.com
nichole.zucker@tmcaz.com
Surgery, Peds/PICU, Radiology, Peds ED
Internship Offered: F, Spr
Practicum Offered: Su

For our practicum: http://www.tmcaz.com/child-life-practicum 

For our internship: http://tmcaz.com/child-life-internship

TMC's internship program is on hold until further notice. For questions, please call the child life office at 520-324-1154. Thank you for your understanding.