600-Hour Child Life Clinical Internship
Applicants must complete a minimum of 600 hours of a child life clinical internship under the direct supervision of a Certified Child Life Specialist.
To be eligible to supervise internship hours, a CCLS must:
- Maintain professional child life certification throughout the supervisory period
- Have a minimum of 4,000 hours of paid child life clinical experience prior to the start of the supervisory period
- Take responsibility for the educational development and guidance of the candidate in the clinical setting
Verifying the Internship
Clinical experience is documented by an online verification process or via a Clinical Experience Verification Form, signed by the CCLS internship supervisor.
Please note: ACLP members can search for an Internship/Clinical Program in the Internship Directory.
Please refer to the Candidate Manual and the CLCC Policy on Establishing Eligibility for other important details about the requirements.