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The internship application process is challenging for all stakeholders as the current application is long, cumbersome, and difficult to complete and review. Improving the internship application process has been a critical goal for ACLP.

Over the past three years, ACLP has brought together stakeholders and subject matter experts to improve the internship process. Read more about the work that has been done on the Internship Readiness Project here.

We are excited to begin unveiling the work that has been done with a sneak peek of the new Internship Readiness Common Application. This new application will...

     -Increase efficiency for all stakeholders
     -Reduce bias within the application
     -Improve accessibility

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The new Internship Readiness Common Application will increase efficiency for all stakeholders, reduce bias within the application, and improve accessibility by being available electronically. The new application is accessible online and includes three steps:

1. Complete the application

     -Candidates provide demographic information as well as academic affiliation and degree information
     -Candidates can describe up to six relevant experiences
     -Candidates can demonstrate KSAs and depth of interactions with children and families in five written
       responses

2. Upload Unofficial Transcripts

3. Upload Eligibility Assessment

Once all three tasks are complete, applicants can download the application to submit to the programs of their choosing.

VIEW A VIDEO OF THE APPLICATION

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The new Internship Readiness Common Application seeks to identify minimally qualified internship candidates. The list below outlines the components that were taken out of the new application.

  • Paper submission
  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Location of relevant experiences
  • GPA
  • Common Recommendation Form / Reference Letters
  • Use of 3 categories for experience hours
  • Minimum experience hours for each category
  • Practicum Verification Form
  • Verification of Related Experience Hours
  • Official Transcripts
  • Child Life Course In-Progress Form
  • Professional Organizations
  • Goals & Objectives
 

READ THE RATIONALE FOR REMOVED COMPONENTS

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The new Internship Readiness Common Application is set to launch for the Fall 2023 Internship Cycle.

The following are ongoing steps to ensure the rollout of the application is a success:

     -Fall 2022: Gather feedback from the Internship Readiness Common Application Pilot Sites and make
      revisions to application based on feedback. The guide these pilot sites used to complete the     
      application can be found here.

     -January 6, 2023: New application launches for the Fall 2023 Internship Cycle

     -March 15, 2023: Application deadline for the Fall 2023 Internship Cycle

     -Summer 2023: Listening sessions and surveys to gather feedback to make improvements to the
      application

VIEW THE COMPLETE PROJECT TIMELINE

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