Child Life Student Internship

Contact: Regina Lozito-Yorton, MSEd, CCLS
Certified Child Life Specialist
Student Pacement Coordinator

Phone: 315 464-7506

Thank you for your interest in our internship training program. Three times a year, for 15 weeks, our Child Life Program offers comprehensive internship training to qualified students currently enrolled in an academic program in Child Life or a related field. These are full time training positions with sessions beginning in January, May, and September.


To be an eligible candidate, you must possess:

  • Core curriculum classes in child life or related field
  • Student or work experience with children in group settings
  • Experience working with children in an established child life program in a health care setting (minimum of 100 hour Child Life Practicum)
  • Non-traditional Child Life students must have coursework verified by Child Life Council
  • Knowledge of psychosocial issues related to illness and hospitalization

Application Information

Internship SessionApplication Deadline Initial Offer Date Acceptance Date
Winter/Spring September 5 2nd Tuesday of October 2nd Wednesday of October
Summer January 5 2nd Tuesday of February 2nd Wednesday of February
Fall May 5 2nd Tuesday of June 2nd Wednesday of June

Please submit the application, a minimum of 3 professional references and a copy of transcripts along with your resume and cover letter.


Applications should be sent to:

Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital
Child Life Program
750 E. Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

Applicants will be interviewed in person. No phone interviews will occur. Application is not a guarantee of acceptance. Due to the expectation that we provide students with quality supervision and education during placement, a limited number of students are accepted per semester.