Child Life Internship and Practicum

  • Apply for the Internship

    To apply for the Child Life Internship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, complete and return a completed application packet.

    Application Deadlines -- Must be RECEIVED by:

    • September 5 for Spring Semester
    • January 5 for Summer Semester
    • May 5 for Fall Semester


    We eagerly await the opportunity to train highly motivated and qualified students and invite you to apply.

    Download a Child Life Internship Manual and Application in portable document format (.pdf).

    Please return completed application packet with the following included:Please return completed application packet with the following included:

    • $25 application fee, payable to Cincinnati Children's Child Life Internship
    • CLC Common Application Form
    • Coursework Review from the Child Life Council
    • Effective January 1, 2013: Evidence of having completed at least 1 class taught by a Certified Child Specialist (CCLS) that covers the six core topics identified as necessary by the Child Life Council.  This may be documented via transcript or signature of instructor who is a CCLS.  Download course requirement details.
    • Goals and Objectives for your Child Life Internship
    • Essay on The Purpose of Child Life
    • 3 Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcripts

    Child Life Clinical Education Coordinator
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Division of Child Life, MLC 5003
    3333 Burnet Avenue
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3039