Students and Volunteers for Child Life



For students, an invaluable experience to prepare for life after college.


Child Life offers this opportunity for furthered education.


Learn how you can help Child Life through giving with your time.


Child Life offers an unpaid, 16-week internship during summer, fall and spring. We take between two and four interns per semester.
We take both school-affiliated students and independent/unaffiliated students. Qualified students will have:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Current CPR certification (by the start of the internship)
  • A minimum of 150  hours of volunteer work with sick or at-risk kids
  • A practicum is highly recommended
To apply, submit a completed application to:
HSHS St. Children’s Vincent Hospital
Attn: Child Life
835 S. Van Buren St.
Green Bay, WI 54301

Please include the following:
  • A completed Association of Child Life Professionals standard application form
  • A cover letter stating your intent for internship.
  • A current resume
  • Two sealed letters of reference (one should be from a college professor)
  • A completed, 500-word typed essay on why you want to go into the child life field
  • Official college transcripts
  • Eligibility Assessment Form from the Association of Child Life Professionals
    • We do require a medical terminology course prior to start of internship
    • Does not need to be completed at time of application deadline
    • Please include in your cover letter which courses still need to be taken if your eligibility assessment form is incomplete.  

Internship acceptance is contingent upon sending an unofficial copy of transcripts prior to internship start date showing that the student has completed all courses required by the Association of Child Life Professionals.
We follow the Association of Child Life Professionals application deadlines and offer dates. Please call (920) 433-8641 or email if you have any questions.

Practicum students

There may be an opportunity for you to complete a practicum during winter break. This would include a minimum of 80-100 hours.  Winter practicum consists of two weeks during winter break (December-January) with approximately 40 hours per week with a total of about 80 hours.

To apply, you must submit the following by May 1:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be enrolled in a Child Life program and/or have your required Child Life course(s)
  • Be “junior” status or be in your third year of college or university
  • Submit the following:
    • Resume
    • 500 word essay on “Why You Want to Become a Child Life Specialist”

Submissions can be sent to

If chosen, we will be in contact to schedule an interview. If you have questions, please contact Child Life at (920) 433-8641. 



Volunteer openings fill up quickly, so if you are interested in volunteering with Child Life or helping with a special service project for our patients, please call (920) 433-8641 to discuss opportunities.

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