Child Life Specialist Internship

About Our Internship Program

The child life internship at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is an intensive 15 week program that provides training and education for senior level bachelor or graduate level students pursuing a career as a Child Life Specialist. Interns are required to be affiliated with a college/university and be currently enrolled during their internship. Applicants must also meet and have completed specific child life intern requirements, including completion of Association of Child Life Professionals approved core coursework, to be considered for our internship program. Ability to commit to the full-time 40 hour a week program for all 15 weeks, in addition to required readings and assignments during the internship, is required. Our staff provide services throughout the day and night, as well as year round for our patients and families; therefore, Interns must also be able to work flexible hours/days depending on the needs of their unit, including potential nights (in the ED) or weekends. Specific rotations and hours will be discussed and determined with the intern during their orientation.

Please Note: The Child Life and Creative Arts Department at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford will only be accepting internship applications from students coming from universities we have a current student placement contract with. These universities include:

  • Loma Linda University
  • The University of Laverne
  • Mills College
  • American Public University
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Central Washington University.

Internship Dates

Thank you for your interest the Child Life Internship at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford. The Child Life Internship program is accepting applications following the ACLP deadlines.

Winter/Spring Internship 2022
Application Deadline: September 7, 2021*
Initial Offer Date: October 12, 2021
Acceptance Date: October 13, 2021
2nd Offer Date: October 14, 2021

Summer 2022
We will not be offering a Summer Child Life Internship for 2022. We encourage interested applicants to apply for the Fall 2022 internship.

Fall Internship 2022
Application Deadline: March 15, 2022
Initial Offer Date: May 3, 2022
Acceptance Date: May 4, 2022
2nd Offer Date: May 5, 2022

Please mail completed applications to the Child Life Internship Committee 725 Welch Rd. Mail Code 5930 Palo Alto, CA 94304.

Child Life Internship Requirements and Checklist

If you have additional questions or needs regarding the child life internship, please contact the Child Life and Creative Arts department at (650) 497-8336.