Child Life Internship and Practicum

Group photo of child life specialists

Internship

The Child Life Internship Program at Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital is open to college or university-affiliated students seeking certification as a Certified Child Life Specialist. We follow the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) recommended deadlines for both student programs:

Internship Session Application Deadline Initial Offer Dates Acceptance Dates
Fall March 15 First Tuesday of May The following Wednesday
Spring September 5 Second Tuesday of October The following Wednesday

Practicum

The Child Life Practicum Program is open to college students enrolled in child development courses. We follow the Child Life Practicum Standards from the Association of Child Life Professionals. Students are offered several learning opportunities to better understand the impact of hospitalization on child development. Students must complete 160 hours.

Sacred Heart follows the Association of Child Life Professionals recommended deadlines for both student programs. Please email the Child Life Department with any questions or for further information.

Mailing address for Child Life Practicum Program applications

Sacred Heart Children's Hospital
ATTN: Child Life Department
101 W 8th Ave, Suite E4008
Spokane, WA 99204

Internship Session Application Deadline Initial Offer Dates Acceptance Dates
Fall March 15 first Tuesday of May The following Wednesday
Spring September 5 Second Tuesday of October The following Wednesday