Center for Arts in Medicine

Training, Internships, & Professional Development


Arts in Medicine Internships

Students from any university can undertake internships with the Arts in Medicine Programs at UF. Internships can be focused either on arts in medicine practice or administration, and include a minimum commitment of twenty hours per week. Summer internships may vary in length from 12-16 weeks, and academic year internships are 16 weeks in length. Only master's degree students in an accredited academic program will be considered for art therapy internships. Students of the library sciences, arts, and health sciences may undertake internships in the Criser Cancer Resource Center at the UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital.

All potential interns must follow the application procedures below prior to the deadline.

Interested students should consult with the program advisor at their home institution as well as the director of the UF Center for Arts in Medicine to determine the appropriate structure of the internship. Credit may be applied in certain situations at the discretion of the advisor and director.

Application Procedures

An application form and two letters of recommendation must be submitted to the UF Center for Arts in Medicine director along with an academic transcript, resume, and a personal statement that includes the learning objectives of the proposed internship. If you have any questions please contact the director, Jill Sonke, at

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: July 1st
  • Spring: October 1st
  • Summer: February 1st

For a sample of the Intern Contract, please click here

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