Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth)
The Child Life Internship is available to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in child life, child development, human development and family studies, psychology, or a closely related field. You must have minimum of 100 hours of experience with well infants, children, youth and/or families, minimum of 150 hours of volunteer experience within a child life program with infants, children, youth and/or families in stressful situations, health care settings and/or programs designed for children with special needs, completion of 1 or more courses taught by a certified child life specialist (CCLS), and Completion of a minimum of 10 classes in child development, psychology, child life, or related field. Child life practicum highly preferred, but not mandatory. As an intern, you will receive multiple skill-building and educational opportunities in the areas of medical play, psychological preparation, charting, planning and supervising developmentally-appropriate play activities, working within the multidisciplinary team, family-centered care, family support, prioritizing needs, and developmental assessment.
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