Students and Volunteers for Child Life

 

Internships

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

Practicum

Child Life offers this opportunity for furthered education.

Volunteer

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


Internships

Child Life offers an unpaid, 16-week internship during summer, fall and spring. We take between two and four interns per semester. Attention, HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital will not be offering a child life internship for the Summer 2020 session.
We take both school-affiliated students and independent/unaffiliated students. Qualified students will have:

  • A minimum cumulative 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. Vincent Children’s Hospital
Attn: Child Life
835 S. Van Buren St.
Green Bay, WI 54301

Please include the following in your application packet:
  • A completed Association of Child Life Professionals standard application form
    • If you are currently in-progress with a child life practicum at the time of application, you MUST include a Confirmation of Child Life Practicum In-Progress Form
    • If you have completed a child life practicum at the time of application, you MUST include a completed Verification of Child Life Practicum Experience Hours Form
    • You DO NOT need to include the Verification of Related Experience Hours Form
  • A cover letter stating your intent for internship.
  • A current resume
  • Two signed and sealed Association of Child Life Professionals Common Recommendation Form provided by your two references
  • A completed, 500-word typed essay on why you want to go into the child life field
  • Unofficial university transcripts
  • Eligibility Assessment Form from the Association of Child Life Professionals
    • Does not need to be completed at time of application deadline
    • We do require a medical terminology course prior to start of internship
    • Please include ANY Confirmation of Child Life Course In-Progress Form for a child life course that is not complete prior to application deadline.
    • Please include ANY Confirmation of Child Life In-Progress: Additional Required Courses Forms for courses that are not complete prior to application deadline. 

Internship acceptance is contingent upon sending a completed eligibility assessment (if not already submitted in application) 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 childlife@hshs.org if you have any questions.


Practicum

There may be an opportunity for you to complete a practicum during winter break. This includes a minimum of 100 hours.  Winter practicum consists of 3 weeks during winter break (December-January) with approximately 40 hours per week with a total of about 100 hours.

Qualified students will have:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for undergraduate and graduate schools
  • Be enrolled in a child life program or have taken a minimum of 5 college level courses related to child life/child development upon start of practicum
To apply, you must submit the following by May 1:
  • Pages 3-13 of the Association of Child Life Professionals Common Child Life Internship Application
  • Eligibility Assessment Form from the Association of Child Life Professionals – please note that this does not have to be complete
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • All unofficial university transcripts

Submissions can be sent to childlife@hshs.org.

If chosen, we will be in contact to schedule an interview. Interview candidates will be selected by the end of the second week of May. If you have questions, please contact Child Life at (920) 433-8641.
 

Volunteers

Volunteer opportunities fill up quickly. 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 these opportunities.

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