The Child Life Practicum Experience
At this time, St. Louis Children's Hospital will not offer a practicum experience as we are the process of revising our practicum program. We appreciate your patience while we update and improve our practicum experience. We will keep our website updated with further information and when we will be accepting applications again.
The Child Life practicum experience at St. Louis Children's Hospital is designed to expose the practicum student to the Child Life profession through observation and supervised participation. The Practicum student is supervised by a Certified Child Life Specialist and will have responsibilities that include:
- shadowing Certified Child Life Specialists
- observation of medical play
- procedural support
- supervising the Playroom & Teen Lounge
- making bedside visits to patients
Practicum Application Process
To apply for a practicum in our department, we ask that you send the following information:
- Completed practicum application
- A copy of your university transcript, official or student issued. Web based transcripts will not be accepted.
- A current resume
- 2 recommendation letters
Students interested in applying for a practicum must mail the above requirements to the address below, to be received no later than the application deadline for the appropriate semester. The Child Life Services staff will review applications and if selected from the application process, the student is required to come in for an onsite interview with the Child Life Services manager and observational time in the Child Life playroom. If additional information is needed at any time during the application process, please feel free to contact the Child Life Services department:
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Child Life Services Department
Attn: Tyler Robertson, CCLS and/or Melody DeWeese, CCLS
One Children's Place, 8W24
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Practicum Application Deadlines
|Offer Deadlines||Acceptance Deadlines|
||October 15||November 15||November 30|
||February 15||March 15||March 3|
Please Note: Should a deadline fall on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be moved to the next business day.
For additional information or questions regarding our practicum program, please contact Becki Moss, CCLS at email@example.com or 314.454.4147.