Apply for the Internship

Application Deadlines

Cincinnati Children's Hospital follows the deadlines guidelines set forth by the Association of Child Life Professionals intern application and acceptance dates.

Inclusion Scholarship

We strongly encourage students of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply to the internship program. By applying for the internship, all applicants are eligible for our Inclusion Scholarship. For more information about this scholarship opportunity, please click here: Inclusion Scholarship.


We eagerly await the opportunity to train highly motivated and qualified students and invite you to apply.

Download the Cincinnati Children's Child Life Internship Application Manual

Please complete the following items and email them to the address listed below.

  1. The Association of Child Life Professionals Common Child Life Internship Application: for assistance with this application, use the Internship Readiness Common Application Guide. Please be sure to include the required transcript and ACLP Eligibility Assessment as part of your ACLP Common Application.
  2. Additional Essays: Please answer the following questions with examples of interactions, experiences, or observations that focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or accessibility (DEIA).
    a. How have you been impacted by DEIA?
    b. How do you foresee integrating DEIA into your interactions with patients, families, and staff in the medical setting?

Email application components in one email to: