Music Therapy Internship

The Pioneer Center proudly offers a 9-month paid music therapy internship, recognized by American Music Therapy Association.

Interns will work with children, ages 0-21 with a wide range of disabilities, in individual and group music therapy settings. The interns work schedule is Monday thru Friday 8am to 3 pm. They will receive extensive training in the improvisational approach to Music therapy based on the work of Paul Nordoff and Clive Robbins. Students will learn a variety of techniques to address goals to improve communication, motor, sensory, behavioral, academic, cognitive and social/emotional skills.

Students will be exposed to the use of many forms of communication including picture communication, PECS, sign language, speech and adaptive devices. The intern will be responsible for: collecting data, conducting assessments, developing goals and objectives, treatment planning, implementing individual and group sessions, participating in co-treatment experiences, participating in programmatic music groups and managing documentation for each student on his/her caseload.

Three projects are addressed during the internship experience: professional case study/research project and presentation, a presentation to a community group and the writing of a music therapy program proposal.

Please explore the following documents for more information regarding the music therapy internship program: