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Child Life Student Programs

Have you ever heard of a Child Life specialist or the field of Child Life? Would you be interested in learning more about the Child Life profession? Are you currently a student wondering if your degree program will allow you to become a Child Life specialist? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Child Life 101 is for you!

Learn more about the Child Life 101 or 201 educational sessions
Download the Child Life 101 or 201 application
Our next Child Life 101 session will be Monday, April 12 from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

All applications must be printed with full payment included and mailed to the address below. Checks and PayPal accepted.

  • Please make checks payable to: The Oklahoma Children’s Hospital at OU Health Volunteers, in the memo section, write Child Life 101 (this event is non-refundable).

The Oklahoma Children’s Hospital at OU Health
Child Life Program Attn: Kristen Holmes

Mailbox #71
1200 Everett Drive
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104

Child Life 201 will be a more intensive workshop to help students who are on a serious path of becoming a Child Life Specialist. It will be a half day course that consists of four workshops including information on practicum, internship, resume/cover letter, and interview tips and tricks. Please email us your cover letter and resume before the event and Please bring with you your Child Life cover letter and resume to the event.

Confirmation of accepted registration, directions and parking will be communicated with you via email

Please contact Kristen Holmes at 405-417-1790 or at kristen.davis@oumedicine.com if you have any questions.

Child Life 201

Child Life 201 will be a more intensive workshop to help students who are on a serious path of becoming a Child Life Specialist. It will be a half day course that consists of four workshops including information on practicum, internship, resume/cover letter, and interview tips and tricks. Please bring with you your Child Life cover letter and resume.

If you are interested in a university Introduction to Child Life course, please contact Erin Bailey at Erin.Bailey@oumedicine.com for more information.

Child Life Practicum

The Child Life Practicum Program takes place in the summer (May-August) and fall (August-December).

Deadlines:
Be sure that your application packet is postmarked by the appropriate deadline indicated below. Your application must be complete to be considered for an interview. Please note that submitting a completed application does not guarantee an interview or practicum placement. Candidates will be required to meet in person if located within a three-hour drive, or be available via Skype or Zoom.

For practicum starting: Application deadline: Interviews during: Initial offer date:
May January 19 January/February 4th Tuesday in February
September March 29 April/May 3rd Tuesday in May
January (Spring) September 19 September/October 4th Tuesday in October

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to find answers to common questions. Additional questions regarding student programs can be directed to Kelsi Hildreth, Child Life Practicum Coordinator, at kelsi.hildreth@oumedicine.com.

Child Life Internship

We’re excited to announce that our Child Life Internship Program has been accredited through the Association of Child Life Professionals. To see a full list of accredited programs, please visit the Association of Child Life Professionals website.

The Child Life Internship Program takes place in the spring (January-May) and fall (August-December) semesters.

All applications must be postmarked the application deadline as specified for the Association of Child Life Professionals. Your application must be complete to be considered for an interview. Please note that submitting a completed application does not guarantee an interview or internship placement. Interview candidates will be required to meet in-person, if located within a three hour drive, or via Skype.

Internship Session Application Deadline Initial Offer Date Acceptance Date
Winter/Spring September 5 2nd Tuesday of October 2nd Wednesday of October
Fall March 15 1st Tuesday of May 3rd Tuesday in May


Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to find answers to common questions. Additional questions regarding student programs can be directed to kortnie.hays@oumedicine.com.

Fellowship

We also offer a Child Life Fellowship. The fellowship is an opportunity for further learning and growing as a child life specialist once a child life internship has been completed. It is a one-year paid position that usually starts in the fall. The position is posted in late spring and the application can be located at www.oumedicine.com under the Career Center section.

Learn More About the Fellowship Program by reading the Fellowship Program FAQ.

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