To anyone considering a Child Life Practicum: Please keep this in mind! Thanks to Peace, Hope and Play as well as Child Life Mommy for sharing this!
As the child life profession grows we are facing some challenges with not having enough internship placements for the amount of students that apply. It is becoming incredibly competitive, but students are giving up their goal of becoming a Certified Child Life Specialist.
I’m excited to share our guest blogger today, Ashley Bain from Peace, Hope and Play who has some great tips on landing a child life practicum, which will hopefully advance your chances for an internship spot.
Those in the child life field know that it is VERY competitive. One does their best to stand out amongst countless applicants. Many hours with healthy children, hospitalized children, unique experiences (Make-A-Wish, camps) and so on and so forth. But what else can one do to make themselves standout more during an internship process?
When looking into practicums two questions are frequently asked:
- How do you go about securing a practicum?
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