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:

Fall 2019

  • Application deadline is March 29
  • Offer date is  May 21

Spring 2020

  • Application deadline is September 19, 2019
  • Offer date is October 22

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.