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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!

Sign Up for April 12, 2023

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@OUHealth.com for more information.

Sign up for April 12, 2023

More Information About Child Life 101 & 201

Child Life Practicum

The child life practicum program takes place in the winter/spring, summer, and fall semesters. We are not currently offering a practicum during Winter/Spring 2023.

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.

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@ouhealth.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 takes place in the spring( January-May), fall (August-December) and summer (May-August) semesters.

Download the Internship Packet

All applications must be postmarked by 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.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to find answers to common questions. Additional questions regarding student programs can be directed to Jocelyn Giertz, Child Life Internship Coordinator at jocelyn.giertz@ouhealth.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 OUHealth.com/careers.

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

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