Center for Arts in Medicine

Training, Internships, & Professional Development

Internships

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 (except when noted on a special opportunity).

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 jsonke@arts.ufl.edu.

Application Deadlines

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

For a sample of the Intern Contract, please click here

​Special Opportunities


Marketing, Design, and/or PR Intern 

The University of Florida Center for the Arts in Medicine is committed to advancing research, education and practice in arts in medicine, locally and globally. The Center undertakes work in three primary areas of focus: education and training, research, and outreach.​

As leaders in the field of arts and health, it is our responsibility to create awareness and understanding about this work and the impact it has on the healthcare industry and those that participate in it. Our thriving organization is looking to increase our visibility in Florida this year. We are looking to bring on 1-3 Marketing/Design/PR Interns to support that effort for at least 2 semesters (Fall 2018/Spring 2019). 

The intern(s) will be asked to work with our Admissions and Advisement team for a total of 20-40 hours per week. The interns' work will include the design and production of social media, and blog posts, newsletters, advertisements, press releases, and short promotional videos, as well as general PR and marketing functions.

Current students and recent graduates are welcome to apply. Preference is given to students who are studying or graduated with degrees in Marketing/Communications/Public Relations/Journalism, as well as those who are pursuing careers in social media and content marketing. We're looking for motivated, responsible, self-starters with the ability to employ innovation and creativity in their work as a member of a team and independently.

Academic credit is available (we are happy to work with students' Academic Advisors so that the credit earned counts towards degree requirements). In addition, a $1,000 stipend will be provided each semester for interns who commit to both the fall & spring semesters; no stipend will be provided for a one-semester internship. 

We will provide training, guidance and support as well as the opportunity to experience this unique field from the inside and gain valuable practical experience. The intern(s) will also be given the opportunity to participate in the prestigious 17th Annual Arts in Medicine Summer Intensive being held July 9 - 20, 2018 at the University of Florida with a full scholarship ($1385 value).

Interested candidates should forward their resume to Kimberlee Campbell-Smith at kcampbellsmith@ufl.edu.​​


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