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Addison Hines Music Therapy
Internship Program

Opportunities

Location
opportunitiesThe Gerstenberg Hospice Center is the headquarters for Hospice of Palm Beach County.  It is located in West Palm Beach, FL. Two miles away is the John J. Brogan Bereavement Center, which houses our bereavement department and our Integrative Therapies Department. Integrative Therapies includes licensed professionals in music therapy, massage therapy, and other related modalities. Music therapy sessions take place in various settings outside of the facility within Palm Beach County. With over 170,000 residents, West Palm Beach is the largest city in Palm Beach County, a county with approximately 1.1 million residents. 

Living Arrangements
Living arrangements are to be made by intern (stipend to help defray costs). Many apartment complexes are within 10-20 minute drive of Hospice of Palm Beach County. The Internship Director will help intern access free services for finding an apartment.

Meals
Meals are the responsibility of the intern (stipend to help defray costs). There is a cafeteria at Hospice of Palm Beach County serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily at a cost of about $3.00. There are many restaurants in all price categories within 10-minute drive of Hospice of Palm Beach County, as well as many supermarkets within a 10-minute drive.

Stipend
We expect that each intern will receive a stipend of between $5,000 and $6,000, paid at the end of each month. The amount of the stipend is determined by the current budget of the fiscal year during which the internship takes place and may not be guaranteed in advance.

Liability Coverage
While in their car, interns need to be covered by their auto Insurance. Interns in hospitals or nursing homes would be covered first by Insurance of those parties and supplemental by Hospice of Palm Beach County if they are representing Hospice of Palm Beach County. Interns must also provide documentation of liability insurance carried through their University.

Transportation
The intern needs a car, auto Insurance, and valid driver's license. Driving will be required for visiting patient homes, nursing homes, and hospitals. Mileage reimbursement is currently provided at $0.14 per mile.

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