Job Shadow Internship #1
Are you an upper class high school student, college student, or new professional that is wondering if music therapy is the field for you? Infinity offers one of the only opportunities in the country to gain a comprehensive inside view into the field of music therapy. (Are you already a music therapy student? Click HERE to learn more about our Field Study program designed just for you!)
We accept up to three interns each year to join our practice. This internship runs from May/June-August (exact dates determined by who is accepted each year) and requires a 15-20hr/week committment. The internship is unpaid (you will not be replacing any of our staff) and is conducted like a classroom environment.
As an intern you will…
Participate in weekly clinical team meetings to learn how a private practice is run behind the scenes
Participate in weekly workshops to learn about different disabilities, how music therapists plan interventions, how we take data, what it means to build a private practice, and more!
Observe a minimum of three music therapy sessions each week throughout the state (this internship requires you to have reliable transportation)
Lead a community music group for children with special needs in coordination with your co-interns
Complete home-based assignments to learn how to write songs and create interventions
To qualify for the internship, you must...
1. Play an instrument or sing
2. Be comfortable around individuals with specialized needs.
3. Be organized, punctual, and have reliable transportation.
4. Be willing and able to commit to 15-20hrs per week (All interns must be available Tuesdays 9:15 AM-5:00 PM for team meetings and workshops. Community music group times are TBD. Observations are scheduled according to each intern’s availability).
5. Be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement, non-solicitation agreement, and a hold harmless agreement. (any interns under the age of 18 are required to have a parent/ guardian sign consent as well).
6. Be able to pass a background check and/or drug test.
Ready to Apply?
Applications are accepted January 1-April 15 (8:00 PM EST) for that year’s summer internship program. Only complete applications will be considered and no extensions will be permitted. Applicants with a qualifying score will be offered a chance to interview and audition on the instrument of their choice. Interviews are held at our Southington office. Applicants from out of state may arrange an interview via Skype on a case by case basis.
To apply, please send the following documents as a PDF via email to Jona Jeffcoat, MT-BC, Director of Services at email@example.com. Questions regarding the internship can be directed to the same email.
1. A cover letter explaining why you would like this internship experience, any obstacles that will prohibit you from being available during the summer, and the dates you are available May-September for the internship.
2. A current resume (We recognize that for students, this task may seem daunting. Please include any volunteer service, extra-curricular activities, etc. you have been involved with).
3. 1 Professional letter of reference and 1 personal letter of reference that speak to your character, your organization, and your ability to work as a member of a team.
4. A paper answering the following questions: what is your involvement in music, what experience/ exposure have you had with people with special needs, what does it mean to be a member of a team,
Applicants will be notified by April 20 if they have passed through to the interview round. Interviews are conducted in mid/ late April. Offers to join our practice for the summer are extended within one week of the interview.
Tips and Tricks to be accepted...
Read the directions CAREFULLY! Applicants have lost points for failing to submit all of the application materials. Treat this process like a job interview. This internship has attracted applicants from all over the country (in 2017 we even saw international applicants!). What can you do to stand out? Be honest about your summer obligations. You don’t want to be accepted to only be dismissed during week one for being unable to fulfill the requirements. It is a good idea to have someone proofread your application materials.
Follow-up on your reference letters if you are asking someone to submit them on your behalf. If we don’t receive them by the deadline, we cannot consider your application. (We suggest you submit them with all of your application materials.) Practice interviewing. Think about what Infinity stands for and what we do. What questions might we ask?
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