Child Life Services Practicum Placement Process and Requirements Summer Session
Northwestern Medicine is a highly sought organization for students to obtain practicum hours. We are pleased that you are interested in the Child Life Practicum at Northwestern Medicine, which serves as a way to empower and equip students on their journey to become child life interns and professionals.
Practicum students will have the opportunity to shadow certified child life specialists and gain exposure to various areas of Northwestern Medicine that may include site visits at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Proton Center and Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine. Practicum students will engage in hands-on learning as they initiate therapeutic activities in the playroom and at bedside with pediatric patients and siblings.