The Child Life Program at Evanston Hospital offers internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate level students aspiring to become a Certified Child Life Specialist. Internships are available to students who have had 100 hours of volunteer experience in a healthcare setting.

Students are responsible for planning procedural support and preparation in an outpatient and inpatient setting, implementing activities in our activity/playroom, bedside interactions, assisting with in-service presentations to new nursing/medical staff, and presenting our Pediatric Preparation Program.

Internship Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in or have completed senior year of a bachelors degree in Child Life, Child Development, Psychology, Expressive Therapies, Education or Human Services or currently enrolled in a masters program.
  • Have completed at least ten courses in the areas of study listed above.
  • Available 40 hours a week for 15 weeks.

A personal interview is required for admittance to the program. If you are interested in arranging an interview, please complete the common child life internship application and send to:

Kia Beickert
Child Life Coordinator
2650 Ridge Ave.
Walgreen Building, Ste. 1505
Evanston, IL 60201

Please also submit your CLC Coursework Review, at least two letters of recommendation (preferably one from someone who has directly observed you working with children), transcripts (unofficial is fine) and proof of 100 volunteer hours in a healthcare setting.

Please direct any questions to Kia Beickert by calling our Child Life Office at 847.570.2831 or emailing

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