Seacrest Studios are interactive spaces inside Children’s Medical Center Dallas where young patients can explore the creative aspects of radio, television and new media.
Established by the Ryan Seacrest Foundation in 2012, the studios give patients the chance to learn, explore and play interactive games while entertainment programs are broadcast throughout the hospital via the Children’s Health Red Balloon Network.
Seacrest Studios are also a popular venue for celebrities, artists and other performers who visit Children’s Health and want to visit with and provide entertainment to our patients. The studios also feature an adjacent courtyard where visitors can watch or listen to activities going on inside.
The ultimate purpose of the studios is to provide a better experience for our patients and their families, a sense of normalcy or a welcome distraction while they’re dealing with an illness.
In fact, the studios end up being a kind of virtual playroom for children. Patients discover how to cope with their hospitalization, learn more about the hospital environment and connect with other children who are experiencing similar situations.
As a Children’s Health℠ patient family member, you can ask for more information on how Seacrest Studios and the Red Balloon Network can enrich your child’s stay and how your child can get involved. Your care team is always available to answer questions and provide more information.
Seacrest Studios/Red Balloon Network Internship Program
Learn a ton! Earn credit! Have fun!
Seacrest Studios and Children’s Health℠ offer students from local journalism schools, colleges and universities, the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in broadcasting, programming and the operations of a multimedia center. Red Balloon Network interns provide an important service to Children’s Health and our patients:
- Assisting in the development and implementation of programming
- Serving as on-air hosts of radio talk shows, game shows, puppet shows and more
While using professional audio and video broadcast equipment, interns also gain an understanding of a health care organization and the unique needs of patients and families.
Minimum internship requirements
Red Balloon Network internships are offered year-round. To be eligible you need to:
- Make a semester-based commitment (four months) or a summer commitment (three months)
- Commit to at least three weekday five-hour shifts per week
- Be enrolled in an accredited media, communications or journalism program
- Have completed at least one year of courses at the college/university level
- Maintain an academic status in good standing
Three-step application process
- Complete online admission form
- Email a copy of your resume and a brief letter of interest to: RedBalloonNetwork@childrens.com
- Send an academic or professional letter of recommendation. The emailed letter must come from an official academic or professional email address.
- Spring 2021 – November 13, 2020
- Summer 2021 – March 26, 2021
- Fall 2021 – July 2, 2021