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Child Life 101

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!

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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 your Child Life cover letter and resume with you.

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

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Child Life Practicum

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

Download the Practicum Application Packet
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. Learn more about the Internship Program here.

Download the Internship Application

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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