The Struggle: Part 6

Just when I thought this series was over…boy was I wrong. As it turns out, I may be the first Child Life intern to go to the States for an internship while not affiliated with a school. If I’m wrong and you or someone you know has done this in the past please message me…I find […]

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The Struggle: Part 5

It’s a waiting game… Internship offer day is next TUESDAY… For those who have been waiting at the edge of their seats… I received ONE interview out of the 18+ hospitals I applied to…and I’m thrilled about it. I have heard countless people tell me to not expect an interview after your first round of […]

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The Struggle: Part 4a

Here you have it. For anyone looking to submit applications, this is for you; step-by-step instructions on how to go about applying to internships. Disclaimer: I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing.  Check out the Program Directory on the Child Life Council’s page [only CLC members can access this; if you are applying for […]

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The Struggle: Part 4

The day has come and gone – internship applications have been sent in! Part of me wants to hold my breath until I hear if I got an interview while another part of me wants to celebrate the fact that I have come this far and have made it to this step! Some days I’m […]

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The Struggle: Part 3

Hi all! Sorry for the delay – 2016 has been busy so far. My two new Child Life courses began this week – Development and Administration of Child Life Programs, and Death, Dying, and Grief in Paediatric Care – two courses I’m very excited to dive in to! I am most excited to begin the […]

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The Struggle; Part 3

The internship search continues… In the last 11 days since I posted about my search, a lot has happened. This week particularly was very stress full –  making phone calls, sending emails, and crossing my fingers. At this point I believe that I have called every hospital with a children’s unit in Canada and have been turned down […]

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The Struggle; Part 2

About 20 days ago I wrote about my internship search, so today I would like to take the opportunity to provide an update on where I am at in my search. Where I left off: “called and emailed 12 of the locations in Ontario…3 of them are not affiliated with my school, 2 of them […]

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The Struggle

Last week I began seriously researching my child life internship options. Luckily, the Canadian Association of Child Life Leaders (CACLL) provides a handy PDF document with a list of all of the health care organizations across Canada that offer child life internships. Cool, right? What’s not so cool is that because I am not doing […]

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My Journey to Internship

Below I have linked all of my blog posts related to my complicated and very winding road to securing my internship. It definitely did not come without struggles but the path was worth it in the end. My list begins with my pretty detailed search for locations to send internship applications to. The story is […]

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#ChildLifeMonth: My (full) Story

For those that are unaware, the month of March is Child Life Month which means we, as Child Life Specialists (both aspiring and certified) get to explain to the people of the world what it is we do over, and over, and over… like we do all the other days 😉 So what makes March […]

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