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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.

2018 Child Life Practicum at Denver Health

Spring Semester Dates

  • Application Deadline: November 17, 2017
  • Offer Date: December 4, 2017
  • Start Date: Week of January 28, 2018
  • Must be in Denver by January 14 (if accepted)

Summer Semester Dates

  • Application Deadline: March 16, 2018
  • Offer Date: April 6, 2018
  • Start Date: Week of June 3, 2018
  • Must be in Denver by May 21 (if accepted)

Fall Semester Dates

  • Application Deadline: June 15, 2018
  • Offer Date: July 6, 2018
  • Start Date: Week of August 26, 2018
  • Must be in Denver by August 21 (if accepted)

Submit Application

Please email completed application materials to erika.croswhite@dhha.org.

Child Life Program Contact Information

Child Life Program Manager
Erika Croswhite, MA, CCLS
erika.croswhite@dhha.org
(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.