Music Therapy Students: Practicum and Internship Opportunities

Music Therapy Student Programs



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

Music Therapy Internship Length

The internship lasts a minimum of 26 weeks, 40 hours per week, for a total of 1,040 hours.

Music Therapy Student Requirements

To become eligible for our practicum or internship you must be a music therapy student at the University of Miami- Frost School of Music.
Medical Education for clinical students - For documents needed once accepted as a Nicklaus Children’s Hospital music therapy student.

Music Therapy Internship Application

The application for the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital music therapy internship will be available in Fall 2017.

Prospective Music Therapy Volunteers

For those that would like to volunteer with our Music Therapy department or 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 786-624-3993.