Child Life Specialist Internship

About Our Internship Program

The child life internship at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is an intensive 15 week program that provides training and education for senior level bachelor or graduate level students pursuing a career as a Child Life Specialist. Interns are required to be affiliated with a college/ university and be currently enrolled during their internship. Applicants must also meet and have completed specific child life intern requirements, including completion of Association of Child Life Professionals approved core coursework, to be considered for our internship program. Ability to commit to the full-time 40 hour a week program for all 15 weeks, in addition to required readings and assignments during the internship, is required. Our staff provide services throughout the day and night, as well as year round for our patients and families; therefore, Interns must also be able to work flexible hours/days depending on the needs of their unit, including potential nights (in the ED) or weekends. Specific rotations and hours will be discussed and determined with the intern during their orientation.

Internship Dates

The Child Life Internship program is accepting applications following the ACLP deadlines.

Please mail completed applications to the Child Life Internship Committee 725 Welch Rd. G75 Palo Alto, CA 94304.

Child Life Intership Requirements and CheckList

If you have additional questions or needs regarding the child life internship, please contact the Child Life and Creative Arts department at (650) 497-8336.