Comments from past interns at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
"I've had a great experience here these past 14 weeks! I feel that my placement settings provided me with a very comprehensive background with which to enter the professional field."
"My supervisors have been very supportive, while still challenging me to think and do more. They have used supervision time effectively, always giving feedback and being very open to listening to my thoughts and feelings."
"I really feel like I was prepared/trained to transition from student to professional. The internship met my expectations as I was able to accomplish my goals and meet my challenges."
"Weekly educational seminars provided an opportunity to expand and learn additional areas of child life. It was also great to learn about other healthcare staff and how they collaborated with Child Life."
"The midterm and final evaluations allowed an outlet to express concerns, issues, and successes. I found the evaluations to be helpful in demonstrating where I was as a student and where I needed to be at week 14."
"I felt my supervisor did a good job in maintaining a balance between independence/autonomy and supervision. I feel I worked well with my supervisor and received positive feedback, which was crucial to my advancement in the internship and child life profession."
"I had a very positive experience with my internship and I am so glad I came here. It is a challenging program, yet I found it to be very rewarding. At times, I got stressed about things, but staff members served as supports and my supervisors did a great job of helping me focus. I have grown so much, both professionally and personally throughout the semester. The assignments and expectations were both reasonable and challenging. Each day brought new learning experiences."