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.
- Completed Denver Health Practicum Application and Practicum Essay Questions.
- 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
Please send completed applications and direct any questions to:
Denver Health Hospital Child Life Program; MC 0590
790 Delaware St, Room 373B
Denver, CO 80210