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The Child Life program at St Vincent Hospital offers a 16 week internship (summer, fall, spring). We take between 2-3 interns for positions per semester to fill. The internship program meets the requirements of the Child Life Council. For more information on the Child Life profession, please visit the Child Life Council webpage at www.childlife.org.

How to apply

Prior to application:
  • Complete coursework in Child Life, Child Development or related fields
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum of 150 hours of volunteer work with sick or at risk children
  • Must have taken a class in bereavement, medical terminology
  • Current CPR certification
Submit a completed application to:

St. Vincent Hospital
835 S. Van Buren
Attn: Child Life 10th Floor
Green Bay, WI 54301

With your application please include the following:
  • Completed Child Life Councils's standardized application form (download Word document)
  • Current resume
  • Two written letters of reference – (one should be from a college professor).
  • Completed essay - 500 word typed essay on why you want to go into child life
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Coursework review from the Child Life Council
  • We will require that you have completed a medical terminology course, and a death and dying course before starting your internship
Internship SessionAcceptance DeadlinesInitial Offer Dates
Acceptance Dates
SummerJanuary 52nd Tuesday of FebruaryFollowing Wednesday
FallMay 52nd Tuesday of JuneFollowing Wednesday
Winter/SpringSeptember 52nd Tuesday of OctoberFollowing Wednesday

Should a deadline fall on a weekend and/or holiday, then the date should be moved forward to the next business day. If selected for an interview, The Child Life Coordinator will contact potential interns to schedule an interview. Local applicants (within 100 miles) will be asked to come in for an interview. Potential interns who live farther away than 100 miles we will set up a  phone interview.


The Child Life Internship is unpaid.


Housing during the internship will be the responsibility of the student.

Please contact Colleen Ducke Child Life Manager if you have any questions at 920-433-8915 or childlife@hshs.org.

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