Internships and Practicums
CoxHealth Child Life has a variety of opportunities for students who are interested in learning more about our field.
Child Life Internships
Our internship program is a 500-hour experience that meets the Child Life Council requirements for certification. Please review the internship Information pages for details about the program, internship application and schedule for application and acceptance to the program. Learn more about the Child Life Council.
Child Life Practicums
Individuals interested in the CoxHealth Child Life Practicum should submit an application, a cover letter and résumé. Materials should be submitted the semester before the student is seeking placement. Send materials via email to Rana Post, or by mail to:
Child Life Coordinator
3801 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807
Child Life 101 / 201
Are you interested in learning how Child Life operates in the hospital setting, and how to become a Certified Child Life Specialist? Then join us for a Child Life 101 or 201 session, in the new Dee Ann White Women's and Children's Hospital at Cox Medical Center South.
101 is offered during the fall semester and 201 in the spring. Check the application for course dates and more information.
During these half-day conferences, you'll have the opportunity to meet our Child Life staff and learn about their individual coverage areas. We'll also discuss Child Life's role in the medical team, professionalism, and preparation for Child Life Practicums, Internships and the Child Life Council Exam. You'll also be able to tour our new patient tower and other areas of the hospital where children are cared for. Come and enjoy a day of learning with our staff.
Download an application