To be completed before the internship begins:

1. Required readings prior to your internship: (It is suggested that one complete these readings prior to applying for the internship.)

  • Bolig, Rosemary., Mahan, Carmel., Rollins, Judy. (2005). Meeting Children's Psychosocial Needs Across the Health-Care Continuum, Pro-ed, Austin, TX
  • Thompson, Richard. (2009). The Handbook of Child LIfe, A Guide for Pediatric Psychosocial Care, Charles C. Thomas, Publisher. Springfield, IL

2. Required of accepted interns participating in internship program as part of a college / university curriculum:

  • A signed contract of agreement for internship participation with your college / university or with the intern, if an independent student.
  • Your advisor's plan for communicating with us during your internship (i.e., observations, conferences, correspondence).
  • A copy of the evaluation forms required by your program.
  • List of special assignments or project requirements from your school.

3. Required of all interns accepted into the program, prior to first day of internship:

  • Documentation of valid CPR certification by the American Red Cross.
  • Documentation of your health insurance.
    Alternative insurance source: Healthcare Providers Service Organization - HPSO@HPSOonline.net.

4. Health requirements: Students will be in good health before beginning an internship at Cincinnati Children's and shall comply with the following standards:

  • Each individual shall have a negative two-step tuberculin skin test by the Mantoux method PPD-S US units per test within nine months prior to date of initial clinical experience. Exceptions:
    1. Those individuals having a documented clinical record of tuberculosis and treatment with INH.
    2. Those individuals supplying a written record from a physician stating that the individual had a severe or markedly positive reaction to prior Mantoux test.
      *Individuals with exceptions must have a physician's certification that they do not have communicable tuberculous infection.
     
  • Each individual must have a documented clinical record showing immunity to rubella (either a positive rubella titer or a rubella vaccination).
  • Each individual must have a documented clinical record showing immunity to rubeola (measles). Proof of immunity can be shown by having a birth date prior to 1950, a rubeola vaccination after 1980, or with documentation of a physician stating the student has had rubeola.
  • Each individual must have a documented clinical record showing immunity to mumps (documentation from a physician stating the student had either mumps or a mumps vaccination).
  • Each individual must have a documented clinical record showing immunity to Hepatitis B or having started the series of three doses of Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombivax HB or Engerix - B).
  • Each individual must have a documented clinical record of receiving these vaccines:
    1. Flu shot (Most current vaccine available in past 12 months)
    2. Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) Adult booster must have been received no earlier than 2005.
     
  • Any intern or practicum student who participates without University affiliation is required to provide a ten-panel drug screen dated no earlier than 30 days before start of program.