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 Child Life Student Programs

Supervisor and student meeting - Child Life Student Programs

Child Life & Expressive Therapies give children security, comfort, acceptance and affection. 

In partnership with providers at Marshfield Medical Center, we make children's medical experiences easier.

Our team provides education opportunities to meet requirements of Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP), National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification and American Music Therapy Association Board Certification.

Interested in what we do? Visit our Child Life & Expressive Therapies site

Practicum opportunity

Our team offers Child Life & Expressive Therapies Practicum experiences twice each year. Practicum opportunities are 2-week rotations for a total of 100 hours.

Internship opportunities

Marshfield Children's Hospital Child Life internship programs are accredited by Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP). We are one of two locations in Wisconsin with the accreditation.

Child Life & Expressive Therapies – Internship: 15 or 16 weeks

Child Life & Expressive Therapies offers two 16-week internships during fall and spring semesters and a 15-week internship during summer.

Our team has Child Life Specialists who are dually certified in Therapeutic Recreation and Child Life.

Music Therapy – Internship: 6 months

Music therapy internships are 6 months in length (at least 1,200 hours of clinical training) and meet the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) requirements for an approved Music Therapy Program.

Contact Richelle Kroening, MT-BC, for additional information regarding Music Therapy Internships at Marshfield Medical Center.