Prior volunteer work of at least 100 hours under the supervision of a child life specialist is required by the time of the application. This requirement provides necessary insight into the field of Child Life. Your volunteer experience confirms your dedication to Child Life before committing to a full-time internship, while also providing you with important skills and an increased comfort level in the hospital setting. Child Life practicum hours are considered an acceptable substitution for the volunteer hours requirement.
If you do not have the required volunteer hours and are interested in volunteering with us, please visit our volunteer webpage for access to the on-line application .
This full-time internship is available for senior level undergraduate or graduate students with majors in Child Life, Child Development, Family and Human Development, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Psychology, Recreation Therapy or a closely related degree program. A contract will be completed by the hospital and college if required. Post –graduate students are also welcome to apply.
Applicants with a high academic achievement will have priority.
Applicants must meet the coursework criteria required to sit for the Child Life Council certifying exam.
All applicants must demonstrate sensitivity to children and their families, the ability to work with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds, flexibility and creativity.