Child Life Student Internship and Practicum Programs

Duke Children's Hospital

Short Overview

Duke’s Child and Adolescent Life Program accepts university-affiliated undergraduate and master's level candidates for both practicum and ACLP accredited internship positions.

Child Life Internship

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We are accepting internship applications through an online program. If you are interested in applying for a child life internship position at Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center, please review the Application Requirements and Information and email ChildLifeStudents@dm.duke.edu for the appropriate links and information for submission. Please include “Intern Application Request” in the subject line and the semester/year you are interested in applying to, your full name, and email address in the body of the email.

Application Requirements and Information:

Internship Offer and Acceptance Dates 2022-2024

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Internship Session Application Deadlines Interview Dates Offer Dates Acceptance Dates
Fall (Sept-Dec 2022) March 15, 2022 Early-Late April 2022 May 3, 2022 May 11, 2022
Winter/Spring (Jan-Apr 2023) September 5, 2022 Late September-Early October 2022 October 11, 2022 October 19, 2022
Fall (Sept-Dec 2023) March 15, 2023 Early-Late April 2023 May 2, 2023 May 10, 2023
Winter/Spring (Jan-Apr 2024) September 5, 2023 Late September-Early October 2023 October 10, 2023 October 18, 2023

If you have questions regarding the Duke Child Life Internship program, please email ChildLifeStudents@dm.duke.edu.

Child Life Practicum

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We are accepting internship applications through an online program. If you are interested in applying for a child life practicum position at Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center, please review the Practicum Application Information and email ChildLifeStudents@dm.duke.edu for the appropriate links and information for submission. Please include “Practicum Application Request” in the subject line and the semester/year you are interested in applying to, your full name, and email address in the body of the email.

Practicum Offer and Acceptance Dates 2022-2024

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Practicum Session Application Deadlines Interview Dates Acceptance Dates
Fall (Sept-Dec 2022) May 13, 2022 Early June June 21, 2022
Winter/Spring (Jan-Apr 2023) October 16, 2022 Early November November 18, 2022
Fall (Sept-Dec 2023) May 13, 2023 Early June June 21, 2023
Winter/Spring (Jan-Apr 2024) October 16, 2023 Early November November 20, 2023

If you have questions regarding the Duke Child Life Practicum program, please email ChildLifeStudents@dm.duke.edu.