Child Life Practicum and Clinical Internship Opportunities are offered to Students in the Child Life Field

The Child Life Clinical Student Program at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (UH Rainbow) has two different opportunities for Students pursuing a career as a Certified Child Life Specialist: a Child Life Practicum and a Child Life Clinical Internship. Applications for both opportunities are typically accepted for three sessions in each calendar year — Winter/Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Our depatment, Family & Child Life Services, is dedicated to the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center’s mission: To Heal, To Teach, To Discover. Our Child Life Clinical Student Program is committed to providing an enriching experience that supports a Student on their way to becoming a Certified Child Life Specialist. Our Child Life Clinical Student Program is further supported by our Child Life Student Committee made up of Certified Child Life Specialists and a Child Life Student Program Coordinator.

Each multidisciplinary team member in the Family & Child Life Services department is integrated into the Child Life Student’s experience. The Child Life Student is scheduled for various rotations on inpatient and outpatient units. During each rotation, the unit-based Child Life Specialist serves as the Student’s preceptor and mentor. The Student is also assigned a Child Life Supervisor who facilitates weekly supervision meetings. These weekly meetings provide the Student with additional support, discussion, and processing related to their clinical experiences and assignments. UH Rainbow Child Life clinical rotation Preceptors and Supervisors meet the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) criteria.

Learn More

Please contact UH Rainbow’s Child Life Student Coordinator for the following:

  • Questions about the Child Life profession.
  • To inquire about the status of our Child Life Practicum experience or Child Life Clinical Internship experience for the upcoming calendar session.
  • More information on the prerequisites and application process for the UH Rainbow Child Life Practicum experience or UH Rainbow Child Life Clinical Internship experience.
  • To request an application for a UH Rainbow Child Life Practicum experience or a UH Rainbow Child Life Clinical Internship experience.

UH Rainbow Child Life Student Coordinator

Lissy Zaremba, MA, CCLS
Clinical Educator | Child Life Student Coordinator
Phone: (216) 844-1353