Be our next music therapy intern.
At Roman Music Therapy Services, we believe that learning never stops and the hunger to be at the forefront of our field is a career long pursuit. Being an integral part of educating the newest members of our field is at the core of our values. We are a community-based organization and serve people across eastern Massachusetts.
Our music therapy internship is an eight-month, full-time commitment that will expose you to the various populations that we serve. You must be currently enrolled in a Music Therapy program with an accredited college or university and eligible to apply for an internship.
As an intern with Roman Music Therapy Services, you will have the unique experience of working alongside a close-knit team of music therapists, clinical supervisors, faculty supervisors, and administrative staff members.
Internship benefits include:
- $250 Monthly Stipend for 8 months (not to exceed $2,000 over the course of the internship)
- Paid Student AMTA Membership
- $250 Stipend towards Conference Expenses
- Sprouting Melodies™ Online Training
- $10 Coffee Card Each Month
- Mileage Reimbursement (65.5 cents per mile between sessions- not including first or last drive of the day)
Your future music therapy clients include, but are not limited to:
- Babies and toddlers in community programs and early intervention
- Children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
- Children and adults with mental health needs
- Older adults with dementia or Alzheimer’s and other age-related needs
- Community members
How Do You Know If You Are the Right Fit?
Entry level requirements/competencies:
- Basic proficiency using guitar, piano, percussion and voice in a clinical setting. Proficiency is defined by being able to recognize and play in several major/minor keys, transpose songs into different keys, sight-read using a chord/lead sheet, sight-read a melody using voice/piano, vary strumming/playing styles to correspond with various moods/genres.
- Practicum experience with at least 3 different clinical populations.
- Practicum experience in both group and individual settings.
- Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written formats.
- Professional, self-motivating and excellent organizational skills.
- Basic competency in client documentation including assessment, treatment planning, implementation, evaluation and termination.
- Ability to accept and incorporate constructive criticism and feedback from several supervisors in order to adapt/improve skills as a clinician and musician when necessary.
- Must have reliable transportation, valid license and proof of insurance.
- Must be willing to travel to various sites throughout Eastern Massachusetts.
- Must own or have access to a computer/laptop.
What You Can Expect:
The process for the selection of interns includes:
- Submitting an application by the deadline
- Initial phone screening with Internship Director
- A day-long, on-site, in-person small team interview, including observations and audition
- Final Interview with Internship Director
To be considered for an internship, you must complete and submit an application for consideration, which includes several brief essays and three letters of recommendation.
Application deadlines for the two possible internship start dates are as follows:
- For a January start, application is due September 1
- For a July start, application is due March 1
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