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Child Life Practicum

Child Life Practicum Overview & Requirements

Student must have an academic supervisor for the duration of the practicum, submit a proof of registration, and academic transcript (unofficial is accepted). The student must be registered in Child Life courses approved by ACLP and eligible for a Child Life internship.

The application submission dates are as follows:

Application Due: Friday, November 4, 2022
Practicum Schedule: January - March 2023

Application Due: Friday, March 3, 2023
Practicum Schedule: May/June - July/August 2023

Application Due: Friday, June 30, 2023
Practicum Schedule: September/October - November/December 2023

Application Due: Friday, November 3, 2023
Practicum Schedule: January - March 2024

Application Due: March 1, 2024
Practicum Schedule: May - July 2024

Application Due: July 5, 2024
Practicum Schedule: September - November 2024

  • The Child Life Practicum is available to students currently enrolled in a Child Life program
  • Student must have completed a minimum of 50 volunteer hours with children
  • Student are required to commit to a 10 weeks rotation and a minimum of 12 hours per week (schedules may vary due to school commitments)
  • Student must be flexible. Some rotations will include early morning, late evenings, and/or weekends
  • Student must complete an application and submit all requested documentation by the due date to be considered for a practicum
  • Student must have an academic supervisor for the duration of the practicum, submit a proof of registration, and academic transcript (unofficial will be accepted)
  • The Practicum consists of 1 week orientation, 2 weeks in acute care, 2 student preferred rotations for 3 weeks each, and 1 week of wrap up
  • The practicum will require a variety of submitted work i.e. journals, article reviews, developmental assessments, activities, introduction of services, etc.
  • Student will need to submit a resumé and 2 letters of recommendation: 1 Academic and 1 Professional (related to practicum)
  • Student must meet volunteer requirements i.e. health records, immunizations, background check, etc…

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