Child Life Pre-Internship / Practicum in Cape Town

Applications are now open for our award-winning Child Life Pre-Internship / Practicum in Cape Town!

The 4-week practicum experience is open to Child Life students as well as to those interested in the field and is led by experienced Certified Child Life Specialists.

Upcoming Cape Town program dates:

Jun 23 to Jul 20, 2024
Jul 21 to Aug 17, 2024
Aug 18 to Sep 14, 2024
Sep 15 to Oct 12, 2024

The Cape Town practicum is designed to meet the Association of Child Life Professionals’ standards.  While practicums are not required for becoming a Certified Child Life Specialist, the ACLP encourages students to pursue pre-internship experiences in order to be better prepared and more competitive when applying for Child Life internships.

Connect-123 Child Life Pre-Internship / Practicum Experience Summary:

• Award-winning 4-week Child Life Pre-Internship / Practicum Experience in Cape Town, South Africa
• Program aligns with the ACLP’s recommendations for pre-internship experiences
• Supervision provided by experienced Certified Child Life Specialists
• Onsite workshops focusing on clinical application of developmental theory, cultural humility, and internship preparation, including review of the new ACLP common application process and KSA’s
• Multiple start dates to fit students’ schedules
• Pre-trip planning and orientation, on-site training, secure housing, 24/7 on-the-ground support
• Local events, including tours to Cape Point, wine tasting at local vineyards, and an optional overnight safari!
• 15+ years experience with international Child Life programs

During the program, through experiential learning and observation, students will increase their knowledge of basic child life skills related to play, developmental assessment, and integration of child life theory into interventions with children and families.

The $4,250 program fee covers training, secure housing, 24/7 on-the-ground support, and some local events with the Connect-123 Cape Town team.  We also offer an optional overnight safari experience, where you can see Africa’s big five!

To learn more, check out our brief child life practicum video here.

For more information or to apply, please contact us today!

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Breanna M

Child Life Practicum | Cape Town
North Dakota State University

I learned so much about medical terminology, different diagnoses, play interventions, and theories/theorists that will help me become successful in this field.

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Elizabeth K

Child Life Practicum | Cape Town
Missouri State University

Choosing to complete my Child Life Practicum in Cape Town was by far the best decision I could have made. The practicum is a play-based learning experience and gave me real hands-on opportunities to work with children in the hospital environment.

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Alyssa W

Child Life Practicum | Cape Town
University of Alabama

This practicum experience allowed me to work with so many different age groups and diagnoses, and even learn to navigate between language barriers.

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Noeli D

Child Life Practicum | Cape Town
University of California Santa Barbara

Having the opportunity to complete my practicum abroad gave me a unique perspective on Child Life. The program was well organized and supportive all throughout the 4 weeks

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Annalisa L

Child Life Practicum | Cape Town
Western Michigan University

During my international practicum, I worked in a variety of settings including inpatient oncology, inpatient orthopedics, a general inpatient ward, an HIV clinic, and a behavioral/developmental health clinic in three different pediatric hospitals.

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