Child Life Practicum

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.

Application Requirements

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.


Spring 2021

Dates: January 25th - May 15th 2021

Application Deadline: November 6, 2020

Offer Date: November 25, 2020

Orientation: January 21, 2021 (Need to be in Colorado)

Summer 2021

Dates: June 7th - August 25th 2021

Application Deadline: March 19, 2021

Offer Date: April 9th, 2021

Orientation: June 3rd, 2021 (Need to be in Colorado)

Fall 2021

Dates: September 20th - December 23rd 2021

Application Deadline: June 25th 2021

Offer Date: July 16th, 2021

Orientation: September 16th, 2021 (Need to be in Colorado)


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