Creative Arts Therapy Internship at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

As a diverse and centrally located hospital in Jamaica Queens we offer up to four Creative Arts Therapy Internship placements per semester. We have two adult inpatient Psychiatric units and one Psychiatric emergency Room/Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program. We offer services for adults from ages 18 and older. Queens County is the most diverse county/borough in the United States, and this fact is echoed in our patient population as well as in our staff composition. Depending on the program, Interns are required to log 300-350 hours, which is either spaced over one semester or two.

Training includes: observing, providing group therapy and individual therapy, learning to write notes and assessments, how to administer an art therapy assessment, care and maintenance of art materials, working with an interdisciplinary team, and attending educational seminars.

We are looking for Creative Art Therapy Interns who are bright, passionate, flexible, and eager to grow and improve themselves through hands-on training, as they become therapists.

To apply you must be enrolled in one these contracted and accredited Master’s Level Creative Arts Therapy programs in New York State:

  1. ) New York University
  2. ) School of Visual Arts
  3. ) Pratt Institute
  4. ) Hofstra University
  5. ) LIU Post

If applying from School of Visual Arts or Pratt Institute please contact Karen Fairchild MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT and submit a resume and cover letter:

If applying from New York University or Hofstra University or LIU Post please contact Michelle Anne Hololob, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT, ATCS, Chief of the Creative Arts Therapy Division and submit a resume and cover letter :

If we deem you to be a good candidate we will arrange an interview and proceed from there.

Any questions regarding the Creative Arts Therapy program at Jamaica Hospital please feel free to email Michelle Anne Hololob, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT, ATCS, Chief of the Creative Arts Therapy Division at