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Child Life Services Training Programs
Child Life Summer Volunteers
Our Child Life Summer Volunteers help facilitate the normal growth and development of pediatric patients, as well as their adjustment to hospitalization through age-appropriate play opportunities. Activities take many forms such as arts and crafts, games, story time, special hospital events, Seacrest Studios activities, etc. Every volunteer reports to and is supervised by a certified child life specialist. Find out more on how to apply to the Child Life Summer Volunteer Program.
Child Life Practicum Program
Children’s National offers a Child Life Practicum Program to individuals with academic training in the fields of child life, child development, early childhood education, psychology and other related disciplines. This program provides students with an opportunity to work with children and adolescents in a healthcare setting. Students help facilitate the normal growth and development of pediatric patients through the provision of supervised, age appropriate play opportunities. Find out more on how to apply to Children's National Child Life Practicum Program.
Child Life Internship Program
Our Child Life Internship is an intensive, clinically-based program which meets the child life certification requirements regarding clinical experience. Our full-time training program is designed for college seniors and graduate-level students from the fields of child life, child development, early childhood education or other related fields of study that include a strong child development emphasis. Individuals not affiliated with a university or college, but who hold at least a bachelor’s degree in one of the fields listed above, are also encouraged to apply. Find out more on how to apply to Children's National Child Life Internship Program.