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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

We have an affiliation established with Edgewood Collegeand will only be accepting Edgewood students for the winter practicum.

We have an affiliation with the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and will only be accepting UWSP students for the fall and spring semesters.

We are not currently accepting any other practicum applications at this time.


Internship opportunities

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

Child Life & Expressive Therapies – Internship: 15 weeks

Child Life & Expressive Therapies offers two 15-week (600 hour) ​internships during fall and spring semesters. ​

Our team has Child Life Specialists who are dually certified in Therapeutic Recreation and Child Life. Staff are also certified in Infant Massage, Car Seat Safety and Sibshops.

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. Our team includes Board Certified Music Therapists who also have training in Neurologic Music Therapy as well as NICU specialization.

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