Learning about Child Life
Child Life specialists are trained professionals with expertise in helping children and their families overcome life's most challenging events.
Introduction to Child Life
Start here if you are learning about the field of Child Life for the first time. Learn more about the history of the profession, educational requirements, where Child Life Specialists work and much more.
Exploring the profession
If you are interested in a career in Child Life and need practical exposure in the field, please visit our Volunteer Services link. Volunteering is recommended as a first experience working directly with patients and their families in the hospital setting. Other venues for volunteering include church groups, camps, local schools and youth related events.
Ready to launch a career
If you are currently pursuing a career in the field of Child Life through active involvement in your community and related college coursework, please visit our Student/Faculty placement link for an opportunity to participate in a Child Life shadow experience.
Internship opportunities are for individuals who have completed Child Life coursework and are ready to begin the internship process.