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:

Deadlines

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 michele@wondersandworries.org with the subject line Practicum Application.  Please include all of the above items in one email if possible.

TACLP Practicum Application

TACLP Practicum Reference