Creative Arts Therapy

Creative Arts Therapy Internship

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital has a comprehensive Creative Arts Therapy Internship Program. The internship will provide the Masters-eligible student with opportunities to learn the clinical practices of art therapy in the medical setting, as well as the ability to work within an interdisciplinary team. The student’s educational experience will be supported and sustained by hospital-wide lectures and presentations, department discussions, in-services, and hands-on experiences with patients and their families.

Music Therapy Internship: Not currently offered.

Art Therapy Internship

Our internship program is a year-long internship during the fall and spring semesters. Students are required to commit to a total of at least 16 hours per week.

The Art Therapy Internship Application is available for students who meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be matriculated graduate students enrolled in an accredited program. Experience with children is preferred but not required.

The Art Therapy Internship application requires:

  • Two signed and sealed letters of recommendation on the NYP/WC recommendation form. (First-year internship supervisor, faculty supervisor, or a graduate program professor is preferred.)
  • At least 10 images of your own artwork. If you’re applying as a second-year student, artwork made during your first year is preferred.
  • Resume highlighting relevant experience.
  • Official Art Therapy Internship application for NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Komansky Children’s Hospital, with typed responses to questions.

Affiliation with college or university that has signed/will sign the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell agreement for student interns (must be received at least one month before internship start date)

Application Checklist

Application Deadline: April 27, 2021*

*ALL application materials MUST be postmarked by the application deadline in order to be considered for the Art Therapy Internship.

Other information

Students who have met the deadline and all requirements should be available for a phone and on-site interview.

Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance.

Send completed applications and all other application materials to:

Jacqueline Tassiello, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Art Therapist
NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital
Child Life & Creative Arts Therapy Department
525 East 68th Street Box 271
New York, NY 10032

Brianna Piatt, Pediatric Inpatient Music Therapist
NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospitall
Child Life & Creative Arts Therapy Department
525 East 68th Street Box 271
New York, NY 10032