Students and Volunteers for Child Life



For students, an invaluable experience to prepare for life after college.


Child Life offers this opportunity for furthered education.


Learn how you can help Child Life through giving with your time.


Child Life offers an unpaid, 16-week internship during summer, fall and spring. It takes between two and three interns per semester.

We take both school-affiliated students as well as independent students. 

Qualified students will have:

  • Complete coursework in child life, child development or related fields
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Have a minimum of 150 hours of volunteer work with sick or at-risk kids
  • Taken classes in bereavement and medical terminology, and a class taught by a certified Child Life specialist.
  • A current CPR certification
To apply, submit a completed application to:
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital
835 S. Van Buren St.
Attn: Child Life
Green Bay, WI 54301

Please include the following with your application:
  • A completed Association of Child Life Professionals standard application form
  • A current resume
  • Two sealed letters of reference (one should be from a college professor)
  • A completed, 500-word typed essay on why you want to go into the child life field
  • Official college transcripts
  • Coursework review from the Association of Child Life Professionals

We also require that you complete a medical terminology and death/dying course before starting your internship.

We follow the Association of Child Life Professionals application deadlines and offer dates. Please call (920) 433-8915 or email if you have any questions.

Practicum students

There may be an opportunity for you to complete a practicum during winter break. This would include a minimum of 80-100 hours.  Winter practicum consists of two weeks during winter break (December-January) with approximately 40 hours per week with a total of about 80 hours.

To apply, you must submit the following by May 1:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be enrolled in a Child Life program and/or have your required Child Life course(s)
  • Be “junior” status or be in your third year of college or university
  • Submit the following:
    • Resume
    • 500 word essay on “Why You Want to Become a Child Life Specialist”

Submissions can be sent to

If chosen, we will be in contact to schedule an interview. If you have questions, please contact Child Life at (920) 433-8641. 



Volunteer openings fill up quickly, so if you are interested in volunteering with child life or helping with a special service project for our patients, please contact Colleen Ducke, Child Life Supervisor, at (920) 433-8915 to discuss opportunities.

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