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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.

2017 Deadlines and Dates

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 April 24, 2017

Summer Semester (8 weeks, 11 hours/week)

  • Application Deadline: April 28, 2017
  • Offer/Acceptance Date: May 22, 2017 
  • Practicum Start Date: June 12, 2017 
  • Practicum End Date: August 4, 2017

Fall Semester (15 Weeks - 7 Hours/Week)

  • Application Deadline: July 10, 2016
  • Offer/Acceptance Date: July 31, 2017
  • Practicum Start Date: August 21, 2017
  • Practicum End Date: December 1, 2017

Submit Application

Please send completed applications and direct any questions to:

Erika Croswhite, MA, CCLS
Denver Health Hospital Child Life Program; MC 0590
790 Delaware Street
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 Practicum is currently available at Denver Health.

Child Life Practicum

The Child Life Internship at Denver Health is not available at this time.