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Child Life Internship Program

Thank you for your interest in the Child Life Internship Program of Children's Hospitals and Clinics. We have two main campuses, one in Minneapolis and one in St. Paul. Each campus offers a full time (40 hour/week) 14-week placement to undergraduate students in their senior year. We also accept post-graduate students and those in Master’s programs.

We have three sessions with application deadlines as follows:


Application Deadline

Offer Date

Acceptance Date

Fall (September-December)

May 5

Second Tuesday of June

Second Wednesday of June

Winter/Spring (February-May)

Sept. 5

Second Tuesday of October

Second Wednesday of October

Summer (late May – August)

Jan. 5

Second Tuesday of February

Second Wednesday of February

Here are links to more information about the program and application materials.

  • Program Information. Contains information about the internship and our selection criteria.
  • Program Application
  • Memorandum of Agreement. The contract between Children’s Hospitals and Clinics must be reviewed and approved by your institution’s legal department or administrative offices before an interview can be conducted. We encourage you to submit this document for immediate review. If you are accepted into the internship program, the contract will need to be returned prior to your start date. You do not need to include the contract with your application materials. It is only required if you are accepted.
  • Internship Opportunities

Other information prospective students need to review:

Please complete the application form and return it, along with the requisite supporting documents to:

Diane Dingley, MS, CCLS
Children's Hospitals and Clinics
Child Life Department MS 32-7210
2525 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Children’s always receives a large number of applications for internships. Because we accept a limited number of students at one time, we recommend you apply for an internship at more than one hospital.