Updated information on COVID-19 and Flu: Restricted visitation is now in effect
We accept interns and practicum students three times a year (Winter/Spring, Summer, and Fall).  We follow the Association of Child Life guidelines for application deadlines.Application deadlines:

Application deadline:January 5
Initial offer date: 2nd Tuesday of February
Acceptance date: Following Wednesday

Application date: March 15
Initial offer date: 2nd Tuesday of May
Acceptance date: Following Wednesday

Application date: September 5
Initial offer date:2nd Tuesday of October
Acceptance date: Following Wednesday

Student will gain experience in Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care, Emergency, and Pre-Op. Practicums are 200 hours, typically 16 hours a week. Practicums provide opportunities for observing the role of Child Life Specialists and becoming more familiar with working in the hospital setting.  

Internships are 40 hours a week up to a minimum of 600 hours. Internships provide opportunities for gaining and mastering the skills required to prepare you to work in the Child Life profession.

Requirements to apply for practicums:
Cover Letter

*Starting in March, we will begin accepting Fall 2021 Applications.*

***Current and previous Sparrow Pediatric Volunteers are not eligible to apply for Practicum and Internship***

Requirements to apply for internships:

*Completion of a Child Life Practicum at a different organization prior to applying for Internship
In-person interviews only for internship applications
Cover Letter

Common Child Life Internship Application
Transcripts- student copy is acceptable
3 Child Life Internship Candidate Common Recommendation Forms in signed and sealed envelopes

Mail applications to:
Pediatrics-Child Life Services
1215 E. Michigan Ave
P.O. Box 30480
Lansing, MI 48909-7980