Job Shadow Internship
***Due to the many unknown variables as a result of COVID-19, we do not know if our 2022 summer program will be in person or virtual. Please check with us during our application period from January 2022-April 2022 for updates to this program’s status. ***
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 but will most likely be Thursday evenings. Observations are scheduled according to each intern’s availability).
5. Be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement, non-compete, 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 10 (8:00 PM EST) for that year’s summer internship program. Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants with a qualifying score on their application materials 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. One (1) professional letter of reference and one (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/ has been your involvement in music, what experience/ exposure have you had with people with developmental disabilities or mental health disorders, and what does it mean to be a member of a team,
Applicants will be notified by April 15 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...
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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