The Music Therapy Intern provides music therapy sessions for patients in accordance with American Music Therapy Association National Roster Internship guidelines. The music therapy intern, under supervision and consultation of the supervising music therapists and the music therapy internship director, determines and utilizes music therapy approaches, which effectively aid in the restoration, maintenance, and/or improvement in psychosocial, physical, or spiritual health.
The Music Therapy Intern delivers patient/family focused care for assigned patients under the direction of the staff music therapists. Education/Experience: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Music Therapy from an American Music Therapy Association approved educational program.
Student meets all pre-internship requirements determined by the American Music Therapy Association and is eligible to begin internship. Special Knowledge/Skills/Certifications/Licenses: Ability to independently assess and treat patients who may be non-verbal, unresponsive, unconscious, imminently dying, or have communication or cognitive impairments Willingness to learn to perform in a variety of musical styles and to work with people of different cultures and religious beliefs Strong verbal and written communication skills, listening, emotional maturity and ability to show empathy Willingness to work collaboratively with peer music therapy interns, interdisciplinary team members Openness to receiving and integrating feedback to promote growth and development during internship Willingness to work with critically or terminally-ill patients and families who may be dealing with emotional crises or high-stress situations Detail-oriented, highly organized, good time management, ability to follow through with tasks and meet deadlines Musical skills: Excellent proficiency on piano or guitar and good proficiency on one other chordal accompaniment instrument (piano, guitar, harp, accordion) Good vocal skills, such as pleasant tone and ability to sing accurately on pitch Ability to sight read music from a Fake Book (melody and chords) with adequate proficiency
Program StructureMusic Therapy interns gain experience in facilitating both group and individual Music Therapy sessions in a variety of clinical settings, including:Methodist Hospital Frauenshuh Cancer CenterMethodist Home Care HospiceStruthers Parkinson's Center (Adult Day Program and Clinical Services)Melrose Eating Disorder Treatment Center - Placement not Guaranteed Interns receive feedback and supervision from an experienced team of six board-certified music therapists with over 100 years of combined clinical experience and advanced training in the following: Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and MusicNeurologic Music TherapyHospiceCounselingCreative Arts Therapies, such as Mandalas Interns are gradually given caseloads and responsibilities, including: documentation in electronic medical records, participation in interdisciplinary team meetings, and administrative duties to fully prepare them to function as music therapists.
Below is a checklist to assist in supplying the required information to complete an application to the Music Therapy Internship Program. This posting is intended for those applicants seeking internship start dates of January and April 2021. The application deadline is July 1st, 2020 at 11:59 PM.
If seeking later internship start dates please wait for future postings. Please feel free to reach out to Dawn Miller (email@example.com) or Katie Cullen (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about current or future applications.___ Online Application. To ensure proper submission of your application it is best to use Internet Explorer to complete applicaiton.
Please contact Katie Cullen at email@example.com if you have any questions about the online application process.___ Please provide a private link in our questionnaire to a recent music sample demonstrating your vocal and instrumental skills (i.e. SoundCloud, YouTube). This sample should include: At least 3 songs of you singing and playing accompaniment instruments such as: piano, keyboard, or guitar.
Recording does not need to be of studio quality. You may want to consider including one selection of your junior or senior year music recital. For confidentiality reasons, please do not include any samples that show clients or patients.
If you are unable to provide a private link and need to submit your music sample through other means (CD, DVD, other recording media) please contact the Music Therapy Internship Director at Dawn.Miller@ParkNicollet.com___ Rsum attachment describing your work, volunteer, clinical practica and field experiences___ Three letters of reference to be uploaded with your electronic application, including one from your Academic Director of Music Therapy, a Music Therapist from one of your clinical practica or field placement sites, and an employer or personal reference. Please include name, title, email address, mailing address and phone number in a separate attachment for all references and indicate if the reference is attached or will be emailed directly from the person writing the reference letter.Your letters of reference should include information about your professional potential, interpersonal skills (oral and written communication, listening skills, maturity level, sensitivity with clients, etc.), academic performance, Music Therapy clinical practica and field placements, musicianship and verification of completion of Music Therapy course work (from the Director of Music Therapy only). If reference prefers they may send the recommendation directly to the Music Therapy Internship Director, Dawn Miller, at Dawn.Miller@ParkNicollet.com.___ Transcript attachment of your college coursework. An unofficial transcript is acceptable.
If unable to upload attachment please have institution email transcript to the Music Therapy Internship Director, Dawn Miller, at Dawn.Miller@ParkNicollet.com Internship Provisions and BenefitsStipendA stipend of $1,000 is available, and will be paid upon successful completion of the internship.MealsInterns receive a voucher for one free meal in the hospital cafeteria during each eight-hour work shift.ParkingFree parking at Park Nicollet is available to interns.MileageInterns are eligible to receive reimbursement for commuting miles between homes or facilities of hospice patients at the official IRS yearly mileage reimbursement rate. Mileage is not provided for miles logged between work locations, such as travel between Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center and Struthers Parkinson's Center. Living arrangements
Interns will need to make living arrangements independently. Hospital and hospice volunteers, employees and local church or community members have made some low-cost housing options available to previous interns who have advertised in our Park Nicollet newsletters.
TransportationDue to the variety of locations for Music Therapy services, it will be necessary for interns to provide their own car. Hours and schedule
The six-month, full-time internship will be scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with occasional adjustments so interns can participate in evening and weekend support groups and educational opportunities.Communications technology
Interns are provided with numerical pagers, access to our EPIC electronic medical records system, voice mail and on-site computers, including access to the Internet and individual e-mail accounts. These benefits also may be used outside of work hours.Instruments and songbooks
Interns also are provided with portable electric piano keyboards, guitars, numerous rhythm and Orff instruments and songbook resources for use with clients.Park Nicollet library access
Interns may use the hospital's medical library for resources and literature searches for no charge.DiscountsInterns receive employee discounts, which include eyewear at the Optical Store @ Park Nicollet and discounted movie and entertainment passes.Education credits
Up to 24 hours of internship credit is given for attendance at conferences and workshops related to the internship. Health benefits
Interns must carry their own health insurance. Park Nicollet Health Services will arrange for emergency medical care if needed, but will not provide payment for services received or provide workers' compensation benefits.Physical requirements You must be able to provide your own transportation between work locations multiple times each day, including Methodist Hospital, Struthers Parkinson's Center, Westside building Home Hospice Offices, Melrose, and the homes of hospice patients who live within a 35 mile radius of Methodist Hospital.
You must be able to transport music therapy equipment, such as electric piano keyboards and musical instruments, to and from the various work locations listed above, multiple times each day.You must be able to set up or rearrange physical environments of home of hospice patients, which includes moving furniture, to make them conducive for music therapy. On the first day of the internship, you will need to submit results of your Mantoux (tuberculosis) test or, if indicated by a positive Mantoux, a chest X-ray. These tests must have been done two months or less before the beginning of the internship.
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