Child Life Practicum

Child Life Practicum

INTEGRIS Children’s will not be offering a practicum for Spring 2022. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We are excited to communicate with you about the INTEGRIS Children’s Child Life Practicum. We choose to follow the Association of Child Life Professionals recommended standards for child life practicum programs. This program provides students with the opportunity to become more familiar with the Child Life profession as well as the needs of hospitalized children and families.

For further questions and information, please email the Child Life Practicum Coordinator at:

More Information

Current enrollment in a college/university in a related field with applicable coursework and working towards a career in child life.

Major GPA of 3.0 or above

Applicants must show the following courses with a final passing grade or as “in progress” on the academic transcript.

  • (1) Child Development Course
  • (1) Play Course
  • (1) Child Life Course – taught by Certified Child Life Specialist
    *these are 3 out of the 10 ACLP required courses for 2019 Academic Eligibility*

Minimum of 100 hours of experience interacting with children in the hospital setting, stressful situations, special needs

Minimum of 100 hours of experience interacting with children in typical, normalized settings (daycares, schools, camps, or other related setting)

Submit a completed typed application. Hand written applications will not be accepted.

Applications must be post-marked by the due date. Late applications will not be considered.

CL Practicum Session Application Due Initial Offer Date      Student must accept position by 2nd offer date              
Spring Sept 19  4th Tues of Oct the following Wed the following Thurs


Practicum Information Packet

Practicum Application

Practicum Reference Form

We offer child life practicum opportunities once a year in the Spring beginning in January.

Students will participate for 12 weeks

  • 16 hours/week consisting of two 8-hour days
  • Students will obtain a minimum of 100 hours per ACLP recommended standards for child life practicum programs

Students will complete a minimum of 2 rotations

  • Practicum students will be supervised by a CCLS who has achieved a minimum of 2,000 hours of paid work experience in the field.

Students are expected to be available for child life practicum during standard business hours

  • Certain rotations may require a practicum student to work some evenings

Students will complete the child life practicum curriculum, including a variety of assignments