Child Life at Cleveland Clinic Children's

We are currently not accepting internship applications for Spring and Summer 2023 semesters. We are now accepting practicum applications. 

Students from affiliated academic programs can complete their clinical rotations at Cleveland Clinic's main campus or one of its regional hospitals. Universities must have an affiliation agreement with Cleveland Clinic prior to the student's start date.

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: We are not accepting internship applications at this time.

Child Life Career Exploration Session

Are you interested in learning more about Child Life? Attend an informational presentation 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: first Friday in April at MetroHealth Medical Center, first Thursday in September at Cleveland Clinic Children’s and first Saturday in December at Rainbow Babies & Children Hospital.

Students and families welcome. Registration is required one week in advance.

For exact dates and details, contact Rachel Hartjen CCLS at 216.444.0087 or

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