Child Life Students: Practicum and Internship Opportunities

Music Therapy Student Programs

Practicum

Music therapy practicum opportunities are available at Nicklaus Children's Hospital for University of Miami students pursuing a bachelor's or equivalency degree in Music Therapy each Fall & Spring.


To become eligible for our practicum, you must be a music therapy student at the University of Miami-Frost School of Music. Medical Education for clinical students. Students must be in the process of pursuing a bachelor's degree and have senior level status or are graduate equivalency students earning a degree in a music therapy major. The practicum lasts a minimum of 14 weeks, 2 hours per week, for a total of 28 hours.

Internship

Music therapy internship opportunities will be available at Nicklaus Children's Hospital for University of Miami students pursuing a Music Therapy degree, beginning in Summer 2018.


Music therapy internships at Nicklaus Children's Hospital are structured to provide students a variety of opportunities for experience and practice in assessment, treatment, and discharge processes. While completing music therapy student clinical hours, interns will be mentored in: providing procedural support, assisting with pain management, supporting both new diagnoses and bereavement situations, facilitating motor, speech/communication and other developmental goals, and increasing a patient's compliance with medical care. The internship lasts a minimum of 26 weeks, 40 hours per week, for a total of 1,040 hours.

Music Therapy Internship Requirements

To become eligible for our internship, you must be a music therapy student at the University of Miami-Frost School of Music. Medical Education for clinical students. Students must be in the process of pursuing a bachelor's degree and have senior level status or are graduate equivalency students earning a degree in a music therapy major.

Selection of Music Therapy interns is determined based on a variety of criteria that include: academics, previous experience working with children in or outside of hospital setting, references, and an interview. Please note that due to the number of applicants and limited space, we are unable to grant every applicant an interview.

Music Therapy Internship Application Forms

 

For those that are interested in learning more about the Music Therapy profession, please follow the links below.

For further information, please call the Children's Experience Supervisor at
786-624-3931