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Child Life Student Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the child life student opportunities available at Children's Hospital & Medical Center. We offer three different educational opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing the child life profession. We are confident that students who complete our student program are well-prepared for the next step in their path to a career in child life.

The Child Life Practicum is designed as an introductory experience to the hospital environment and the child life field. Students gain exposure to the unique needs of hospitalized children and their families through observation and play opportunities.

The Child Life Internship is a full time experience that provides senior level undergraduate students or students who have earned a bachelor's degree with clinical child life experience. Under the direct supervision of a Certified Child Life Specialist, students have the opportunity to develop professional skills, strengthen their play skills, and develop assessment and intervention skills. The internship program follows the guidelines for hours and content developed by the Child Life Council. Visit for more information.

We additionally offer a Child Life Career Seminar that provides a general overview of the child life profession and is facilitated by the certified Child Life Specialists at Children's Hospital & Medical Center.

Child Life Practicum

Child Life Internship

Child Life Career Seminar

Child Life and Healthcare class

Child Life Council website