Music Therapy Internship
Infinity is excited to offer a University-Affiliated Internship site for music therapy students at the final stage of accruing their clinical hours before sitting for the national board examination. We currently have a relationship with Berklee College of Music. We are open to building relationships with other colleges and universities to expand access to private practice placements for music therapy students. We believe in celebrating a balance of building clinical skills with building self-care. Our interns are full members of our clinical team and we celebrate their growth and contributions to the field of music therapy along their journey.
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Our interns are exposed to a diverse clientele comprised of children and adults, group and individual sessions, and a variety of diagnoses and needs. The intern’s exact caseload is determined closer to the start date based upon the clients currently being served by the practice. Due to the nature of private practice, an intern’s assigned clients may change throughout the internship. Infinity provides services for children and adults with developmental disabilities (Autism, Down Syndrome, Apraxia), mental health disorders (Anxiety Disorders, Addiction, PTSD), neurological needs (TBI, Cerebral Palsy, Alzheimer’s Disease), wellness needs (Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth) and more.
Our main clinic is located in Southington, CT and we have a second growing location in New London, CT. The intern will report to our Southington location throughout the week to conduct sessions, meet with supervisors, and check in and out materials. The intern will also provide sessions in the field. Infinity currently provides services in homes, schools, post-correctional facilities, group homes, day programs, and various other sites throughout Connecticut. The intern’s exact site placements will be determined closer to the start date. This internship does require travel and the intern is responsible for having access to, and maintaining, reliable transportation throughout the internship.
The intern will report directly to Jona Jeffcoat, MT-BC, Director of Services and owner of Infinity. A minimum of sixty minutes of individual supervision (outside of sessions) will be conducted weekly. The intern will have opportunities to engage in individual supervision with their other site supervisors as needed and will also have opportunities for group supervision during team meetings. The intern will have opportunities to observe our clinicians, co-treat alongside them, and receive direct supervision during music therapy sessions. In addition, the intern will assume a small caseload of private clients that they will work with independently. These cases will be reviewed during supervision. Written and verbal feedback on written work, clinical work, and professional skills will be provided. In addition, the intern will complete self-critique forms to assist in developing self-awareness and problem-solving skills.
Our Director of Services is one of the administrators for the Music Therapists Unite page on Facebook and manages the Music Therapy Jobs and Hiring page. She is also a business coach manages a successfully growing private practice. The intern will have the opportunity to build their resume and interview skills under the supervision of a clinician who provides coaching services to the profession specifically in this area.
In addition to developing clinical skills in various music therapy sessions, the intern will also learn how to conduct assessments, write treatment plans, track data, and terminate cases. The intern will participate in public speaking events, will learn how to market music therapy, schedule appointments, coordinate with a treatment team and more. Our interns participate in monthly trainings and self-care workshops with the entire Infinity team. We believe in treating our interns as a full member of the team from day one of the internship. Our interns are included in all Infinity activities.
Although this internship is unpaid, interns at Infinity receive the following benefits:
- Leave to attend National Conference
- 40hrs of excused absences
- Access to a large lending library
- Free coffee/ tea at our office
- Resume/ cover letter building assistance from the MTBO Toolkit
- Self-care workshops monthly
- Several holidays off during the internship
- High levels of supervision
- A work cell-phone
This internship begins in early/ mid-September and ends in early/mid-April. The practice is closed for selected holidays and may close due to inclement weather. This internship is approximately 40 hours per week with hours split among sessions, office hours, traveling, administration responsibilities, and other tasks. This position is Monday through Friday with the occasional expectation that the intern work on Saturday or Sunday in order to gain experience in presenting at professional conferences, marketing, or other tasks. The intern’s schedule will be modified to accommodate these events. The exact daily hours of the internship will be determined closer to the start date based upon our clients’ needs but can include morning, afternoon, and evening hours. Days may vary in length and design. This internship does require some flexibility as sessions may be canceled and rescheduled based upon the needs of our clients.
The intern will have access to an extensive lending library including but not limited to drums, maracas, boomwhackers, rhythm sticks, desk bells, q-chord, ukulele, scarves, parachute, buddy band, jingle bells, children’s books, sheet music, guitars, drum set, and more. The intern will also have access to a desktop computer, lamination machine, binding machine, and countless office and art supplies. The intern is responsible for providing their own professional liability insurance, background checks if required by a site, and a reliable vehicle.
We accept one intern per year in order to provide individualized attention to that individual. Applicants must be committed to improving their clinical, musical, and professional skills, be able to work independently, and be excited and willing to engage in supervision if applying for this internship. We are seeking applicants who are confident in their skill set, quick to return emails and phone calls, and are ready to transition into a well-rounded professional.
Applications must be received in full no later than March 15 of each year for a September start date. Interviews will be conducted in March/ April for selected candidates.
Please submit the following as a PDF through email to email@example.com with the Subject: Internship Application.
- Resume including clinical experience or relevant job/ volunteering experience
- Cover letter explaining why you would like to be an intern at Infinity Music Therapy Services
- Paragraph of what you expect from your internship supervisor
- Written sample session plan for a 45-minute session for a group of adults with developmental disabilities with a focus on community building and social interaction; include at least one goal with two objectives
- Written 30-minute sample session plan for an eight-year-old child diagnosed with Autism with a focus on expressive communication skills; include at least one goal with two objectives.
- Two professional letters of recommendations (can be from a clinical site supervisor, professor, choir instructor, private music teacher, etc.)
Please submit the following videos through DropBox or a YouTube link.
- Video demonstrating guitar and vocal skills of the song of your choice
- Video demonstrating piano and vocal skills of the song of your choice
All applicants will receive a confirmation email that their materials have been received. If you have not received a response within 48hrs, please contact Jona Jeffcoat, MT-BC at (860) 518-5557.
Please contact Jona Jeffcoat, MT-BC at (860) 518-5557 or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding any questions about this internship or application requirements. Please also visit www.infinitymusictherapy.com to learn more about our practice and our team or visit our page on Facebook.
196 Queen Street
Southington, CT 06489
General Questions/ Referrals:
Main Line (860) 518-5557
Fax (888) 200-4093