Child Life Practicum

What We Offer

Wonders & Worries offers child life practicum opportunities three times per year: fall, spring and summer. Practicum students commit to 15 to 20 unpaid hours per week for the semester. We do not offer an internship at Wonders & Worries.

What to Expect

Practicum students work closely with Wonders & Worries’ certified child life specialists, shadowing and providing support for individual and group sessions as well as family-focused events. Wonders & Worries is considered an alternative or non-traditional practicum setting.

What We’re Looking For

An ideal applicant has a strong foundation in child development and previous experience with child life in a hospital setting — either through a hospital-based child life practicum or volunteer work.

Beginning Summer 2019, the following are required for application submissions:


Our practicum application and offer deadlines follow the internship deadlines set by the Association of Child Life Professionals, but with a 2-week delay:

Summer 2020

  • Application deadline is January 19, 2020
  • Offer date is February 25, 2020

Fall 2020

  • Application deadline is March 29, 2020
  • Offer date is May 19, 2020

Spring 2021

  • Application deadline is September 19, 2020
  • Offer date is October 27, 2020

Summer 2021

  • Application deadline is January 19, 2021
  • Offer date is February 23, 2021

Fall 2021

  • Application deadline is March 29, 2021
  • Offer date is May 18, 2021

How to Apply

To apply for a Wonders & Worries practicum, please send a letter of intent, resume with GPA, and two letters of recommendation to with the subject line Practicum Application.  Please include all of the above items in one email if possible.

TACLP Practicum Application

TACLP Practicum Reference