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Child Life Practicum

The Child Life Practicum at Denver Health offers students the opportunity to learn about pediatric hospitalization in the pediatric unit, the pediatric intensive care unit, the pediatric emergency department, and the pediatric outpatient clinics. Under the supervision of a team of Certified Child Life Specialists, students will be facilitating various activities at the bedside and in the playrooms. They will learn about the medical field and the role of a Child Life Specialist. Students are also asked to complete weekly assignments and receive feedback and guidance about their experiences. Students must complete a minimum of 100 hours within a typical school semester. We currently accept practicum students in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. 

Application Requirements 

  1. Completed Denver Health Practicum Application and Practicum Essay Questions.
  2. A current resume.

2016 Deadlines and Dates

Fall Semester (15 Weeks - 7 Hours/Week) 

Application Deadline: June 20, 2016

Offer/Acceptance Date: July 18, 2016

Practicum Start Date: Week of August 22, 2016

Practicum End Date: Week of November 28, 2016

Winter/Spring Semester (15 Weeks - 7 Hours/Week)

Application Deadline: November 14, 2016

Offer/Acceptance Date: December 12, 2016

Practicum Start Date: Week of January 16, 2017

Practicum End Date: Week of May 1, 2017

Submit Application

Please send completed applications and direct any questions to:

Erika Croswhite
Denver Health Hospital Child Life Program; MC 0590
790 Delaware St, Room 373B       
Denver, CO 80210            
(303) 602-9493

Child Life Program Contact Information

Child Life Program Manager
Erika Croswhite, MA, CCLS
(303) 602-9493

Child Life Student Opportunities

A Child Life Internship is currently available at Denver Health. Deadline to apply is September 5th, 2016.

Child Life Internship

A practicum is also available at Denver Health.

Child Life Practicum