***Due to the many unknown variables as a result of COVID-19, we have suspended this placement from September 2021-November 2021. Please feel free to contact us to learn of any updates we may have not yet posted here. ***
We are proud to offer practicum placements via Telehealth and in-person services (when available) to music therapy students in undergraduate, equivalency, and graduate programs. We currently have affiliations with Berklee College of Music, Temple University, and Montclair State University. We are open to other affiliations. (Are you already a music therapy student looking for additional training and resume boosters outside of your placements? Click HERE to learn more about our summer Field Study program designed just for you!)
We accept up to three students from September-December and January-April. Our numbers depend upon client availability, the requirements needed for telehealth vs. in-person services, time and fiscal availability of the practice, and whether or not a University Affiliated Intern is on staff.
As a practicum student you will…
Participate in weekly clinical team meetings to learn how a private practice is run behind the scenes
Participate in weekly supervision with a clinical supervisor
Observe, co-treat, and lead sessions under the supervision of a member of our clinical team
Write clinical data and reports
Complete mini assignments to assist with session planning
To qualify for a practicum placement, you must...
1. Have basic guitar and vocal skills
2. Be comfortable around individuals with specialized needs
3. Be organized and punctual
4. Have access to reliable transportation (if participating in in-person sessions)
5. Have access to reliable internet in a private location (if participating in telehealth sessions)
6. Have availability on Tuesdays 9:15am-11:15am weekly for team meetings
7. Have a university willing to engage in an affiliate agreement
8. Have a requirement of, or be willing to complete a minimum of 50hours of work during the semester divided between team meetings, supervision, planning/ prep, documentation, observations, session leading, etc.
9. Be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement, non-compete agreement, non-solicitation agreement, and a hold harmless agreement. (any students under the age of 18 are required to have a parent/ guardian sign consent as well).
10. Be able to pass a background check and/or drug test.
Ready to Apply?
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants with a qualifying score on their application materials will be offered a chance to interview and audition using a two (2) minute song performed with guitar and vocals.
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 practicum can be directed to the same email.
1. A cover letter explaining why you would like this practicum experience, any obstacles that will prohibit you from being available during the semester, and what you are hoping to learn
2. A current resume (We recognize that for students, this task may seem daunting. Please include any volunteer service, practicum placements, extra-curricular activities, etc. you have been involved with)
3. One (1) professional letter of reference
4. A paper detailing your current clinical, professional, and musical strengths and areas of need. You may choose to attach any progress reports or the like from previous supervisors
Tips and Tricks to be accepted...
Speak to your college/ university advisor prior to applying to ensure that the University is willing to set up an affiliate agreement if you are 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.
What can you do to stand out? Be honest about your semester 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, 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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