Interns at Hospice of Palm Beach County conduct sessions with patients facing terminal illnesses and their families. The internship experience includes observation, coleading, an independent caseload, supervision, special projects, education programs, and an individualized approach to each student's educational needs. Click here for more details »
"Hospice of Palm Beach County’s internship was very challenging, but now I feel confident I can use the skills I acquired to work as a full time music therapist. I appreciated the way the Internship Director tailored the internship to areas of growth which I personally needed."
~ Shashanna Orellano, Florida State University
The music therapy department at Hospice of Palm Beach County is one of the largest of its kind in the country, with 10 full-time positions. MT’s work closely with other members of the interdisciplinary group including doctors, Registered Nurses, social workers, pastoral counselors, Licensed Massage Therapists, and volunteers. Click here for more details »
"I was surrounded by helpful supervisors who gave me constructive feedback and always encouraged me to develop my own style."
~ Bree Gordon, Nazareth College
Interns have access to an extensive collection of resources and educational presentations. Inservices offered on a regular basis include HIV/AIDS update, domestic violence, cultural diversity, medical Spanish, and much more. The MT department provides monthly technique talks and music skills coaching. We also have a large inventory of instruments and equipment. Click here for more details »
We currently provide a six-month, 1040-hour clinical placement to four interns per year, starting in July, October, and February. Internship candidates who are seeking music therapy board certification and have attended an AMTA-member college or university are welcome to apply. Click here for more details »
"I could not have asked for a better experience! I have grown and blossomed because of the excellent training I received."
~ Amy Gower, Converse College
Upcoming openings and deadlines
Please contact Alyssa Cadwalader if you plan on applying or would like to schedule a site visit. Start dates are often flexible:
- June 2015: Application deadline December 1, 2014
- October 2015: Application deadline March 1, 2015
- February 2016: Application deadline August 1, 2015
*Download the application here*
**All applications must be received in full (including transcripts and letters of recommendation) by the application deadline in order to be considered.
For more information contact:
Alyssa Cadwalader, MA, MT-BC
Music Education Lead
300 Northpoint Parkway, Ste. 305
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
* The Music Therapy internship program is funded by a grant from the Addison Hines Charitable Trust."