To be accepted into the Child Life Internship in Rochester, you must have:
- Completed the course work required for the Child Life Certification Exam
- Evidence of volunteer or paid work experience with children and especially children with ongoing health care needs.
- A strong desire to become a Certified Child Life Specialist
Policies and responsibilities
The following Mayo School of Health Sciences' policies affect applications and admissions to its programs:
Students are required to exhibit professional and ethical conduct at all times.
Mayo School of Health Sciences upholds all federal and state laws that preclude discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities or veteran's status.
Mayo School of Health Sciences accepts students who are highly qualified for its programs. To be considered for admittance you should exhibit strong qualifications for the health profession you wish to pursue. Applicants to programs must possess the following general qualities:
- Critical thinking skills
- Sound judgment
- Emotional stability and maturity
- Empathy for others
- Physical and mental stamina
- Ability to learn and function in a variety of settings
In addition to these general standards, child life specialists should be comfortable working with persons who are ill or have disabilities. Specialists must be patient and tactful when working with people who have a variety of special needs. Ingenuity, a sense of humor and imagination are needed to adapt activities to individual needs. Good physical coordination is necessary to demonstrate or participate in recreational activities.
You must be able to perform the essential functions of the profession and meet the standards of the curriculum. Students seeking exceptions to these standards or reasonable accommodations should initiate their request with the program's director.