Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities

Join us at our Lunch and Learn to gain further insight on professionalism when navigating the path to becoming a Certified Child Life Specialist.

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The Clinical Child Life Shadowing Program at INTEGRIS Children’s is a 25-hour experience, where a student, who is 18 years or older and interested in child life, is provided with the opportunity to shadow a certified child life specialist in the hospital setting.

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Our Child Life program at INTEGRIS Children’s at Baptist Medical Center is committed to providing meaningful education and training for prospective child life professionals. The Child Life Practicum is an introductory level experience that is organized to give students the opportunity to gain insight and exposure to the child life profession and help students understand the unique needs of hospitalized children and their families. The student will be able to observe a Child Life Specialist during a multitude of clinical interventions during the 100-150 hour practicum experience. More Information

The comprehensive child life internship at INTEGRIS Children’s at Baptist Medical Center is offered once a year in the fall semester and is accredited by the ACLP. The internship is a 600 hour (15 weeks) experience supervised by Certified Child Life Specialists qualified under the guidelines set forth by the Association of Child Life Professionals. Internship rotations will be decided based upon the availability of child life specialists as well as the interest areas of the intern. Internship offers are based on the Internship Deadlines listed on the ACLP website.

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INTEGRIS Children’s accepts volunteers with the Child Life Department to engage children in play, provide families with breaks, and assist the child life staff with various projects to better serve patients and families. To apply to be a volunteer with the Child Life Department, please visit the Volunteer website. In the “Anything else?” box, please state that you are interested in volunteering with the Child Life Department so that you can be placed in the desired location.
If you have questions about opportunities with the INTEGRIS Children’s Child Life Department and student programs, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.