Art therapy internship opportunities are available at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital each year during the fall and spring.

Interns will be exposed to a variety of medical settings and experiences, which will develop their clinical skills and ability to provide art therapy services to a diverse pediatric population.

They will have opportunities to conduct individual and group art therapy sessions with patients and their family members. A licensed clinical professional art therapist (LCPAT) will provide on-site supervision.

Requirements for Eligibility

Candidates must be:

  • Enrolled in a graduate-level art therapy program at an accredited educational institution, ideally, one that is AATA-approved and/or CAAHEP-accredited
  • Have a strong interest and/or experience in working with children and adolescents
  • Completed coursework in developmental psychology
  • Have knowledge of psychosocial issues related to illness and hospitalization

Internship Dates

Start and end dates are somewhat flexible. Once a candidate is accepted to the art therapy internship, start and end dates will be coordinated and agreed upon between the candidate’s graduate art therapy program, student and the UMCH Art Therapy program. Yearlong internships are available and will be considered upon request.

Application Timelines

Fall internships start in September.
Applications due: April 1
Interviews conducted: May and June
Applicants notified: First week of July

Spring internships starts in January.
Applications due: September 1st
Interviews conducted: October and November
Applicants notified: First week of December

All applications must be postmarked by the appropriate deadline to be considered.

How to Apply

Complete and include the following in your mailed application:

  • Current resume
  • Academic transcript for past and current programs (unofficial student copies are acceptable)
  • Four to five professional and/or personal goals for your internship experience at UMCH
  • A 500-word essay describing your philosophy of art therapy and how an internship at UMCH will contribute to your professional goals

Application is not a guarantee of acceptance. A limited number of interns will be accepted each semester/year in order to provide quality supervision.

Please send your completed application to:
Art Therapy Internship Program
University of Maryland Children's Hospital
22 South Greene Street
Art Therapy, Room S5C05
Baltimore, MD 21201

Your application will be reviewed as soon as possible, and you will be contacted to arrange a potential on-site, virtual or phone interview with the Art Therapy Program at UMCH.