Once you have completed your practicum hours you can begin to apply for internships, which from what I have gathered is the most crucial part of the whole process. During the internship process you are are working hand in hand with children with minimal help so that you can learn to work in the field. I hope to apply to internships in Texas, Nashville, Oklahoma, and Louisiana just to keep my options open. The internship is the most important part because it is where you will ultimately get certified to be a Child Life Specialist.
To learn more about the whole process you can look at this internship and certification information site.