Former Patient, Now Eagle Scout, Gives Back to Hospital that Saved His Life
Community support is vital to the success of the Child Life Department at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach. Community supporters not only give donations, but also give the gift of time. Through bringing an activity or craft, sponsoring an event, organizing a drive or even just spending time with the kids, community partners have brightened the lives of many young patients at Miller Children’s. Miller Children’s is extremely grateful to the many organizations and corporations who support the Child Life Department:
To be a community supporter or find out how you can help contact the Child Life Department at (562) 933-8029.
In partnership with many local colleges and universities, the Child Life Department at Miller Children’s Hospital has an exciting internship program that allows students to have a hands-on experience in a real hospital setting. College students, who are usually majoring in Childhood Development, have the opportunity to “shadow” Certified Child Life specialists and see the day-to-day work. Students also learn about important educational pieces such as preparing children for hospitalization and learning about medical play. A 480 hour internship is offered through the Child Life Department at Miller Children’s Hospital. To apply for a Child Life internship, fill out the Child Life Internship Application.