Offers on the Initial Offer Date will be made between the business hours of 1:00 om and 5:00 pm Eastern Time. Offers will not be made to applicants prior to the Initial Offer Date.
Atlantic Time (2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.)
Eastern Time (1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.)
Central Time (12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.)
Mountain Time (11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., except Arizona)
Arizona Time (11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. or 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., depending on time of year)*
Pacific Time (10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.)
Alaska Time (9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.)
Hawaii-Aleutian Time (8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. or 7:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m., depending on time of year)**
*AZ is in the Mountain Time zone and does not observe daylight savings time (except in the Navajo Indian Nation).
What do you do if you don’t find all the intern spots you were looking for after the ACLP recommended internship offer and acceptance dates?
Answer: Make another offer!
All internship sites, including Accredited Child Life Internship sites are welcome to make offers after the 2nd offer date as long as they have initially followed the application, offer, and acceptance deadlines set by the ACLP. This gives programs an opportunity to fill spots that would otherwise go vacant for a semester and provides more students with much sought after placements. Offers after the 2nd offer date may only be extended to candidates from the original pool and not from a new search.
The Initial Offer Date is the day on which all top-choice internship applicants will be notified that they have been selected. Following the interview process, all clinical internship coordinators will make offers to their chosen candidates on this same Initial Offer Date.
On the Initial Offer Date, coordinators will make offers between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, so that applicants in other time zones will have the same time-frame during which to receive offers.
If an applicant accepts an offer immediately on the offer date, it is acceptable for the coordinator to accept this immediate answer; however, ACLP advises that coordinators set a time to confirm this acceptance the next day (the Acceptance Date).
ACLP recommends that applicants not being offered a position should be given notice by the program within one week after the Initial Offer Date (e.g. by phone, letter, or email).
ACLP has funding for a limited number of scholarships to help support students of diverse backgrounds and experiences during their internships. The purpose of ACLP's Diversity Scholarships is to support students from diverse backgrounds who may otherwise struggle to complete an internship as well as students who are uniquely qualified to work with diverse populations.
If you have questions about this process as an Accredited Internship Site, please contact InternshipAccreditation@childlife.org.
All other questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.