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Child Life Intern

Child Life Intern
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La Crosse, WI 54601

Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
Full time

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The child life internship is professional preparation for child life certification and entry level child life specialist position.  The intern will gain experience working with children 0-18, their caregiver(s), and the medical team to assist in coping with stressful healthcare experiences.  Primary areas of coverage will be in the pediatric inpatient unit and outpatients clinics, with intermittent experience in surgery and emergency services. The internship will run the Sept. 5- December 22, 2023.

This is an unpaid, non-benefited 600+ hour internship.  Applicants can be with or without University affiliation. 

Fall Internship 2023

Deadline to apply: March 15th

We will be accepting the new Association of Child Life Professionals common application. It can be accessed at and directions can be found here

Fill out the application online, upload your unofficial transcripts and eligibility assessment to that site, then download all of that in to ONE pdf and email to [email protected] by the current internship application deadline.

Job Description:

Gundersen Health System provides a professional hands-on experience tailored to meet the interests of the interns in conjunction with the current activities of the department. Internships are available to students who have graduated from or are currently enrolled in an associate's, bachelors or master's degree program.

Major Responsibilities:
1. Performs job-related responsibilities as requested.

Education and Learning:
Post High School education in a specialized field:
Currently in or graduated from an Associate's, Bachelor's or Master's Program in a related field.

Work Experience:
1 year in a related field.

Age Specific Population Served:
Unit/Department Specific

OSHA Category:
Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.

Environmental Conditions:
Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work).

Physical Requirements/Demands Of The Position:
Sitting Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Static Standing Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
Walking/Standing Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Reaching - Below Shoulder Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
Lifting - Other Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs 0-25

If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact [email protected] or call 608-775-0267

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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