The internship process is a key factor to the certification path and access into the profession. ACLP recommends that programs utilizing the Internship Readiness Common Application as well as common internship application deadlines in order to make the process as equitable as possible for prospective interns.
The ACLP Board has identified the following directives which together form the Pledge for Internship Equity and Access. These are upheld and supported by ACLP’s committees including Education & Training; Internship Accreditation Oversight; Academic Excellence Task Force; Internship Readiness Work Group; and the Child Life Certification Commission in recognition that it will take the entire community to advance our shared goal of creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive child life education and training experience for all.
Academic and Internship Programs can pledge to uphold the following directives by signing the Internship Equity & Access Pledge.
ACLP recommends common internship application deadlines in order make the process as equitable as possible for prospective interns. There are several important dates each internship cycle.
If you have questions about this process as an Accredited Internship Site, please contact InternshipAccreditation@childlife.org.
If you have questions about the application, please review the Internship Readiness Common Application FAQ page.
All other questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.