Application process: All applicants must submit the UK HealthCare Music Therapy Internship application, college transcripts, resume and two letters of recommendation. It is recommended that one letter be from a professor and one from someone who has knowledge of your therapeutic abilities. On-site interviews will be scheduled for those applicants who are selected as possible interns. Interviews via Skype may be considered for long-distance applicants.
UK HealthCare Music Therapy Internship Application (PDF, 2.1 MB)
Start dates and deadlines: We have four start dates across the year, in January, April, July and October. Applications are due June 1 for January and April start dates. Applications are due December 1 for July and October start dates.
Please send completed applications and materials to: Jennifer.Peyton@uky.edu.
Acceptance: During the interview process, each applicant will be given a timeline for acceptance. Accepted applicants will be notified via email or phone and given one week to accept or decline the internship.
Internship hours: All interns will be required to complete a minimum of 1,020 hours. The 1,020 hours will be completed across six months with additional hours as needed to meet competency requirements. Any special activities directly connected to the field of music therapy and completed during internship may apply toward internship hours, such as attending a conference or shadowing local music therapists.
Time off: Because the internship is calculated by hours, all missed time must be made up. Activities deemed to be music therapy-related by the Clinical Training Director count as internship hours. Completion of 1,020 hours across six months allows for approximately five days for vacation and/or sick leave.
Schedule: Internship hours will primarily be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Internship duties may rarely require some evening and weekend hours. Interns will be required to track their own hours.
Each intern is required to complete the following:
- Observe, co-lead and lead sessions as appropriate.
- Attend assigned meetings and presentations.
- Maintain all documentation as required.
- Participate in weekly supervision meetings and competencies evaluation.
- Participate in clinical supervision.
- Maintain a collection of appropriate songs, activities and related materials for each population.
- Give at least one presentation.
- Complete one patient care case study.
- Complete one individualized project. This project will be determined in consultation with the internship director and may consist of a research project, establishing services in a new area, creating a resource appropriate to the program or other.
- Maintain all communication, documentation, and/or administrative procedures set forth by the student’s educational director.
- Complete other tasks/assignments as assigned based on student/program needs.