Child Life Programs Affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital

Students from affiliated programs can complete their internships or clinical rotations at Cleveland Clinic's main campus or one of its regional hospitals. Cleveland Clinic accepts students studying to be child life specialists from the following local schools: 

Students submitting applications from Academic Institutions not listed above will be considered for practicum and/or internships pending approval of the required affiliation agreement by the Academic Institution and Cleveland Clinic.

Visit the child life specialist profile on our career options page for more information on this career path.

Cleveland Clinic Child Life Practicum Program Documents (practicum applications are accepted in the Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters):

Cleveland Clinic Child Life Internship Program Documents: We are currently not accepting internship applications at this time.

Child Life Career Day

Are you interested in learning more about Child Life? Come to an informational presentation and tour to find out what Child Life is all about. Presentation includes role of the certified Child Life Specialist, areas where they work and steps necessary to pursue a career in Child Life. This event is offered three times per year in Northeast Ohio: in April at MetroHealth Medical Center, in August at Cleveland Clinic Children’s and in December at Rainbow Babies & Children Hospital.

$10 fee; student and families welcome; registration required.

For exact dates and details, contact Erin Whipple, MA, CCLS, Child Life Student Program Coordinator, at 440.617.4847 or Erin.Whipple@UHhospitals.org.