Banner Children's at Thunderbird Medical Center

Wendy Pauker


Practicum Information


Banner Thunderbird will NOT be hosting a practicum student at this time. 

Banner Children's at Desert Medical Center
Jennifer Hansen
1400 S. Dobson Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85202

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

Banner Children's at Desert is NOT offering an internship for Fall 2023 or Spring 2024. 

Phoenix Area Collaborative Internship (PAC)

Mitch Cohen

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

PAC will be accepting applications for Fall 2024. Application deadline is March 15th.​​

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

For our practicum: 

For our 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.  

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. 

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.

AZ Child Life