The Patient Media Programs Division of the Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy Department offers an internship training program for college students. The internship is offered three times a year and provides students with hands-on studio experience producing live programming. Interns participate in the production of live original shows for Galaxy 51, CHOP’s closed-circuit television network. They will also assist in the management of high-profile media events — all while interacting with children and their families in a healthcare setting.
Through supervised instruction, interns will produce programming that is educational, entertaining, therapeutic and interactive, with opportunities for patients to participate in live shows either in person or from the Hospital bedside.
Interns will work primarily in the Seacrest Studios, CHOP’s own multimedia broadcasting studio. They will have the opportunity to work with many facets of media production, including: live show hosting, coordinating special live-broadcast events, assisting with guest interviews, producing show content, running cameras and audio boards, technical directing, editing and designing graphics and animations — while making a difference in children and adolescents’ lives.
Child Life aims to provide a sense of normalcy, community and distraction for all children, some of whom have considerably long hospital stays and critical illnesses. All applicants should consider personal responses to learning in this type of environment, which can sometimes be overwhelming for individuals.
Students should consult with academic faculty to determine if this unpaid experience will earn credit.