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.

Banner Children's at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

Colleen Fahey, MS, CCLS


Summer Practicum 2019

Practicum Information 

Cardon Children's Medical Center at Banner Desert Medical Center
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)

Courtney Smith

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

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 & 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.

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. 
AZ Child Life