ACLP has funding for a limited number of scholarships to help support students of diverse backgrounds and experiences during their internships. Applications open on October 18, 2019.
Application Deadline: September 5, 2020
Initial Offer Date: October 13, 2020
Acceptance Date: October 14, 2020
2nd Offer Date: October 15, 2020
Application Deadline: January 5, 2021
Initial Offer Date: February 9, 2021
Acceptance Date: February 10, 2021
2nd Offer Date: February 11, 2021
Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
Initial Offer Date: May 4, 2021
Acceptance Date: May 5, 2021
2nd Offer Date: May 6, 2021
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).
What do you do if you don’t find all the intern candidates 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. Following the second off day it is strongly recommended that sites first reconsider the applications they had originally received. If there are no other qualified candidates in that application pool, sites may then consider any candidate that had applied to any site for that deadline/application cycle. It may be beneficial to reach out to academic programs to see if students did not receive any internship offers. If a site can still not find a qualified candidate from the application cycle pool, the site may consider any candidate, regardless of his/her previous internship application history.
The goal of this process is to offer every opportunity for sites to obtain an intern, and every opportunity for qualified interns to obtain an internship. While we strongly recommend that all sites follow this process, it is important to note that Accredited Internship Sites must follow the designated offer process.
If you have questions about this process as an Accredited Internship Site, please contact InternshipAccreditation@childlife.org.
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