Child Life Internship

Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) ​Accredited Internship ProgramThe Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago clinical child life internship experience has been accredited by the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP).


Child life internship opportunities are available during the academic year and the summer. Two internship offerings are available to interested students. Interns complete 600 clinical hours during both of the below this internship offerings. This is an unpaid internship.

  • Our Summer through Fall internship is a six-month, three-days-a-week internship that begins late May/early June and continues until the end of December.
  • Our Fall through Spring internship is a seven-month, three-days-a-week internship that begins in September and continues through mid/end of April.

Application Requirements

The Child Life Internship program at Lurie Children’s abides by the deadlines set forth by the Association of Child Life Professionals. Applications for our FALL 2024 through SPRING 2025 internship offering need to be received by March 15, 2024. Please refer to the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) ​website for the updated offer and acceptance dates.

Before beginning your application, please review our frequently asked questions

We are only accepting the Internship Readiness Common Application. Once complete, your  application can be emailed to: To be considered, your application must have an email delivery date no later than 11:59 p.m. (CST) on March 15, 2024. Any applications submitted after this date will NOT be reviewed.

Sending an application is not a guarantee of acceptance. All of these requirements are subject to review by our internship committee. Due to the expectation that we provide students with quality supervision/education during placement, a limited number of students are accepted each term. If an application is accepted, a personal (on-site) interview is required if the applicant lives within 100 miles of Chicago; otherwise, a video/phone interview may be possible. All applicants will be notified of their internship application status no later than April 25, 2024.

Please refer any questions regarding the overall internship to:

Elizabeth Moore, BS, CCLS
Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation Certified Child Life Specialist
Hematology/Oncology 17th Floor CCLS
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
225 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2605
T 312.227.3287  |