Allina Hospice
1055 Westgate Drive, Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55114
United States
Phone: (612) 262-7694
E-mail: anna.roberts@allina.com
Web Site: www.allinahealth.org/hospice
Member Type: National Roster Internship Site
Facility Characteristics:
Allina Hospice is a part of Allina Health, a not-for-profit health organization in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Overall, Allina Health employs 25,000 employees in a variety of medical settings including 11 hospitals and 46 clinics. Allina Hospice is the largest provider of hospice care in the state of Minnesota. Allina Hospice serves anyone, of any age, who qualifies for hospice care. Hospice care is for anyone with a life-limiting illness and whose prognosis may be six months or less. Care is provided wherever patients are residing: in homes, assisted living centers, skilled nursing facilities, group homes or residential hospice facilities. Bereavement Services are also provided to surviving loved ones up to thirteen months following a death. The core of hospice care is the interdisciplinary team. This includes the medical director, nurses, social workers, chaplains, health aides, music and massage therapists, a pharmacist, volunteer coordinators, and a grief counselor.

Training Information:
Eligible Allina Hospice interns must exhibit: a) Exemplary maturity and professionalism. b) Functional and diverse musical skills with pleasant aesthetic quality. c) Strong communication skills. d) Skill in active listening and verbal processing. e) Openness to working with clients who may be dealing with emotional, physical and spiritual crises. Allina Hospice interns will: a) Experience comprehensive orientation to the most current issues in hospice care. b) Become an active member of the interdisciplinary team. c) Master effective documentation within the electronic medical record. d) Understand regulation, funding, marketing and education challenges in hospice care. e) Plan and implement sessions independently by the end of the internship. g) Have opportunities for collaborative learning experiences associated with the nationally renowned Penny George Institute for Health & Healing, expanding holistic care practice to include non-musical modalities. h) Explore healthy self-care to prevent compassion fatigue and burnout.
Start month: January, April, July, October
Housing: Not provided
Meals: Not Provided
Age Ranges: Young Adults,Adults,Mature Adults,Seniors
Populations: Terminally Ill
Settings: Hospice/Bereavement Services
Contact name: Anna Lee Roberts, MT-BC


Augustana Care Health & Rehabilitation of Apple Valley
14650 Garrett Avenue
Apple Valley, MN 55124
United States
Phone: (952) 236-2611
E-mail: msieben@augustanacare.org
Web Site:
www.augustanacare.org
Member Type: National Roster Internship Site
Facility Characteristics:
Augustana Care is a non-profit organization with a mission to serve God by fostering fullness of life for older adults and others in need through the provision of healthcare, housing and other services in a Christian tradition. Augustana care strives to assist our residents to live the lives that most inspire them. Augustana Care Health and Rehabilitation of Apple Valley is located approximately 18 miles south-west of the Twin Cities. The center is part of a continuum care campus along with the Apple Valley Villa Assisted Living and Open Circle Adult-Day Services. The Health and Rehabilitation Center provides for the health care needs of older adults, including short term rehabilitation, long-term nursing care, and end of life care and is composed of 178 beds on three floors. Populations served may include physical disabilities, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, depression, anxiety, stroke, chronic pain, and terminal illness.

Training Information:
Music therapy interns are considered part of the Therapeutic Recreation Department. Interns will gain experience in planning and facilitating music therapy interventions for large groups and small groups as well as 1:1 sessions, and will also assist in some non-music therapy recreation activities. Interns will have an opportunity to observe and assist the program coordinator for the Open Circle Adult-Day Program. Throughout the internship, experience in MT documentation will be developed as well as an introduction to the MDS (Minimum Data Set) assessment process utilized in long-term care. Weekly skill labs will be held to focus on developing a variety of musical and clinical skills catered to the needs of the intern. Prospective interns should be comfortable with singing and proficient on at least one accompaniment instrument, have strong interest in working with elders, and demonstrate maturity for working with individuals with behaviors and mental/emotional challenges typical of dementia disease processes.
Start month: October, April (Can be flexible)
Housing: Not provided
Meals: Not Provided
Age Ranges: Mature Adults,Seniors
Populations: Alzheimer’s/Dementia,Chronic Pain,Elderly Persons,Hearing Impaired,Mental Health,Multiply Disabled,Neurologically Impaired,Physically Disabled,Speech Impaired,Stroke,Terminally Ill,Visually Impaired
Settings: Nursing Home/Assisted Living
Contact name: Michelle Sieben, MT-BC


Children’s Minnesota
345 N. Smith Ave, St. Paul, MN 5512
2525 Chicago Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 651-220-6078
E-mail: Kayla.shafer@childrensmn.org
Website: www.childrensmn.org
Member Type: National Roster Internship Site
Facility Characteristics:
Serving as Minnesota’s children’s hospital since 1924, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health care organizations in the United States, with 432 staffed beds at its two hospitals in St. Paul and Minneapolis. An independent, not-for-profit health care system, Children’s Minnesota provides care through more than 13,000 inpatient visits and more than 200,000 emergency room and other outpatient visits every year. Children’s is the only Minnesota hospital system to provide comprehensive care exclusively to children.

Music therapists at Children’s Minnesota work with patients in both individual and group settings. Services are primarily provided in the inpatient setting while children are hospitalized and may include siblings or other family members. Weekly music therapy groups are held on several of the units.
Children’s Minnesota has hospital campuses in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Minneapolis campus includes Hematology/Oncology, Cardiovascular Critical Care, Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU), and Medical/Surgical units. The St. Paul campus includes Epilepsy/Neurology, Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders, Medical/Surgical, NICU, and PICU units. Age range of patients on both campuses is from birth to young adult.

Training Information:
Interns can expect to have a diverse and fulfilling experience at Children’s. Interns will fulfill 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30 with occasional evening/weekend commitments. Time is split between Minneapolis & St. Paul hospital campuses.
Start Month(s): January, April, June, September
Housing: Not provided
Meals: Not provided
Stipend: None
Age Ranges: 0-21years
Populations: Pediatric Medical
Setting: Children’s Minnesota inpatient units and outpatient clinics
Internship Director: Kayla Shafer, MA, MT-BC


Lifeworks Services, Inc.
2965 Lone Oak Drive, Suite 160
Eagan, MN 55121
United States
Phone: (651) 454-2732
Fax: (763) 746-3339
E-mail: lsteines@lifeworks.org
Web Site: www.lifeworks.org
Member Type: National Roster Internship Site
Facility Characteristics:
Lifeworks Services Inc. is a nonprofit organization that serves our community and people with disabilities as we live and work together. Lifeworks provides day services and employment services to adult with varying disabilities at four program sites located throughout the Minneapolis metro. Music therapy group and individual services are provided in our innovative multi-sensory environments which are equipped with updated technology and quality music instruments and equipment. We provide support for performance groups (bands and choirs) made up of adults with disabilities. We also provide private music therapy services in center to school age children with disabilities.

Training Information: Interns are provided with ongoing training throughout the internship centered around serving people with disabilities, current legislation around services provided to people with disabilities as well as specialty training in utilizing multi-sensory environments and augmentative communication in therapy sessions. Interns will also work directly with a neurologic music therapist. Interns should be competent in guitar, vocal, and keyboard skills. Experience directing performance groups is preferred.
Start month: January, April, July, October
Housing: Not provided
Meals: Not provided
Age Ranges: Young Adults,Adults,Mature Adults,Seniors
Populations: Autism Spectrum Disorders,Developmentally Disabled,Emotionally Disturbed,Head Injured,Hearing Impaired,Multiply Disabled,Neurologically Impaired,Physically Disabled
Settings: Adult Day Care
Contact name: Laura Steines,MT-BC


Minnesota State Academy for the Blind
400 6th Ave. SE
Faribault, MN 55021
Phone: (507) 384-6725
E-mail: jennifer.pelletier@msa.state.mn.us
Web Site: https://msab.msa.state.mn.us/
Member Type: National Roster Internship Site
Facility Characteristics:
MSAB is part of the Minnesota State Academies, which comprises both the schools for the blind and deaf. Over 150 years old, MSAB serves students who are visually impaired, blind, and deafblind throughout the state of Minnesota. The school offers a residential program during the week, a work program, and a transition program for students ages 18-21. The music therapy program serves students who are multiply challenged as well as students who are academically focused.

Training Information:
Interns have the opportunity to work with other therapies (speech, OT, PT), orientation and mobility specialist, interpreters, and BVI teachers. The schedule includes music therapy 1:1’s, music therapy groups/classes, a choir, a West African drumming ensemble, a rock band, special programs and occasional outreach. Technology for the blind/visually impaired is a special focus, using a recording studio for music and podcasts, and other assistive technology unique to each student. Another tradition at the school is an active arts residency program that offers new opportunities to students in the areas of music, dance, and tactile art. Interns will learn about the documentation/assessment process, engage in the IEP process, and participate in skills building and repertoire building throughout the internship. Please request a Fact Sheet for specific skill requirements.
Start month: August
Housing: Not provided
Meals: Not provided
Age Ranges: K-21
Populations: Blind, Visually Impaired, Deafblind, Autism, Neurological/Cognitive Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Mental health
Settings: School and transition program
Contact name: Jennifer Pelletier, MS, MT-BC


Park Nicollet Health Services
Methodist Hospital, Music Therapy 4E
6500 Excelsior Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55426
United States
Phone: (952) 993-5901
Fax: (952) 993-6066
E-mail: Dawn.Miller@parknicollet.com
Member Type: National Roster Internship Site
Facility Characteristics:
Park Nicollet Health Services is an integrated health care delivery system which is made up of Methodist Hospital, Methodist Home Care and Hospice, Park Nicollet Outpatient clinics, Struthers Parkinson’s Center, and the Eating Disorders Institute. The music therapists at Park Nicollet Health Services serve patients in the following programs: Home Care and Inpatient Hospice, Oncology inpatients, Cancer Center outpatients, and wthin the Parkinson’s Center: adult day care, homecare patients, assessment clinic, and community programs, and in the Eating Disorders Institute. Other medical patient referrals in areas such as Intensive Care, Physical Rehabilitation, and Pediatrics are accepted as time permits. All four music therapists in the Park Nicollet Health Services system have many years of experience in the field of music therapy, and they have extensive additional training in various music therapy techniques including NMT, GIM, and Mandalas.

Training Information:
Prospective interns should be open to working with critically or terminally ill patients and their families who may be dealing with emotional crises or stressful situations. Interns must possess good communication and listening skills, sensitivity, and maturity. Interns will be expected to demonstrate excellent proficiency on at least one accompaniment instrument and good vocal skills (i.e. pleasant tone and quality to sing accurately on pitch). Music therapy interns will work with other members of the interdisciplinary team including: medical unit staff, chaplaincy, social work, patient education, bereavement staff, support group facilitators, and physical, occupational, speech and massage therapists. Additional educational opportunities are available through inservices and internal education courses through Park Nicollet.
Start month: January, April, July, October
Housing: Not available
Meals: Yes – One free hospital cafeteria meal daily
Age Ranges: Young Adults,Adults,Mature Adults,Seniors
Populations: Alzheimer’s/Dementia,Cancer,Chronic Pain,Comatose,Eating Disorders,Elderly Persons,Medical/Surgical,Neurologically Impaired,Parkinson’s,Physically Disabled,Stroke,Terminally Ill,Visually Impaired
Settings: Adult Day Care,General Hospital,Hospice/Bereavement Services,Oncology,Outpatient Clinic,Physical Rehabilitation
Contact name: Dawn McDougal Miller, MME, MT-BC