APPLICATIONS CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTED
We are not currently accepting applications while we undergo an internship review, evaluation, and improvement process. We will update the website when internship cycles open again.
About MusicWorx Internships
MusicWorx provides interns extensive opportunities to work with very diverse populations. But MusicWorx also focuses on helping interns to develop business marketing skills to maximize success potential in future careers as independent music therapists and consultants.
- Academic Enrichment
- Cancer Treatment
- Developmental Disabilities
- Early Childhood Development
- Military Populations
- Unexpected Lifestyle Change
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Special Education
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Community-Based Agencies
- General Hospital
- Integrative Health Centers
- Military Bases
- Public Schools
- Older Adult Facilities
- Rehabilitation Facilities
- Self-Employed Private Practice
- Substance Abuse Facilities
The internship experience is designed to give world-class education and guidance to future music therapists, while providing excellent care to members of the community. In addition to two formal writing assignments, internship requires 1,040 hours, comprised of the following:
Case Study, Documentation, Direct Service, Presentations, & Special Project Hours
Intern Symposia, Staff &
In-service Meeting Hours
Professional Growth &
& Supervision Hours
Team Member Colaboration, Music
Practice, & Session Planning Hours
Illness, Holiday Observance,
& Personal Hours
A thorough explanation of the internship program, the candidate process, and the outline required for applying appears in the downloadable Internship Application.
Over 170 interns have graduated from the MusicWorx program in the last 20 years. Seventy percent of all alumnae have their MT-BC credentials, and of those, seventy-five percent work full time. Forty-two graduates even have their own businesses, and twelve run their own internship programs.
Intern Alumni Directory >
Don’t just take our word for it — here’s what our graduates say.
You’re so available, so knowledgeable, and you strike the right balance between being realistic about the world and making us feel like we’re ready to take it on. I don’t think I could have asked for a better, more well-rounded internship experience. I’m proud to have completed my internship at MusicWorx.Rachelle Norman | July 2004 Alumna - Intern Alumni
I truly wouldn't be where/who I am today if it weren't for your help and guidance. The training I received during my time in San Diego has led me to various opportunities in New York and for that I will be forever grateful. Not only were you an excellent mentor/boss, you were also (and continue to be) a wonderful friend who helps everyone in need when the time arises.Audrey Lackey - Intern Alumni
I am in my third month working at All Children's hospital, and I am loving it. I have been seeing referrals on all of the patient units, and I have started training and working with music therapy volunteers and doing department/child life special events and music groups for different age groups. The music therapy department received a million dollar endowment! The endowment mostly covers my salary every year, but we have hopes of continuing the internship program in two years, and the position has job security. I can never say thank you enough for all your educational help and support.Meryl Barns | July 2009 Alumna - Intern Alumni
I realized how incredibly fortunate I am to have had Cathy and Barbara as my guides into this amazing career. I have to say, I'm pretty good at self care because I was taught that I had to be to make it in this field. So, I just wanted to Thank You both for helping me become who I am today. Love to you all!Trina Rainey, MT-BC - Intern Alumni