The 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 Certified Child Life
Specialists, students will get the opportunity to observe different types of interventions and will be
facilitating various activities at the bedside and in the playrooms. Students are also asked to
complete weekly assignments and receive feedback and guidance about their experiences. Students
must complete a minimum of 150 hours within a typical school semester. We currently accept
practicum students in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
This program is volunteer-based and you cannot receive school credit unless there is a prior contract
between Denver Health and your university. Please note that our practicum program currently
accepts unaffiliated students.
Spring and Fall are 10 hours a week for 15 weeks.
Summer is 12.5 hours a week for 12 weeks.
All of following will be uploaded or typed in the application process below.
1. Completed Denver Health Practicum Application.
2. A current resume and cover letter.
3. Unofficial transcripts from each university/college you have attended experience with at least a 3.0 GPA.
4. Two letters of recommendations; one familiar with your work with children/families.
We will not be accepting applications for Spring 2022
Dates: May 22nd 2022 - July 30th 2022
Application Deadline: March 11th 2022
Offer Date: April 1st 2022
Orientation: May 18th 2022 (Need to be in Colorado)
Dates: September 11th 2022 - December 23rd 2022
Application Deadline: July 8th 2022
Offer Date: July 29th 2022
Orientation: September 7th 2022 (Need to be in Colorado)
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