Apple Valley Village Health Care Center
14650 Garrett Avenue
Apple Valley, MN 55024
United States
Phone: (952) 236-2611
Email: Chad.Worner@cassialife.org
Web Site: www.applevalleycampus.org
Member Type: National Roster Internship Site

Facility Characteristics:
AVVHCC is a skilled nursing facility for older adults with a range of diagnoses and disabilities, including dementia, cancer, stroke, diabetes related illnesses, and mental illness (secondary). First floor is a transitional care unit; most of these patients are receiving PT, OT or speech therapy or a combination of these. Second and Third floor are long-term residents. Residents and patients with dementia may be on any floor. Some residents and patients receive hospice care at our facility.

Training Information:
Student interns at AVVHCC will work Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm with Chad Worner, the director of the internship program and intern supervisor. This is a full-time six-month internship. If you require a part-time internship due to work or other responsibilities, it is possible to arrange that through the internship director/supervisor. Successful internship candidates will have general introductory knowledge about music therapy and the geriatric population, the ability to observe a resident’s mood, behavior and responses to music interventions, an understanding of clinical professional boundaries in relating to geriatric clients, and the ability to communicate professionally and effectively in written and verbal forms.
Start month: January, July- Flexible Start
Housing: Not provided
Meals: Not Provided, Purchase at Deli
Stipend: Not Provided
Age Ranges: Mature Adults,Seniors
Populations: Abused/Sexually Abused,AIDS,Alzheimer’s/Dementia,Cancer,Chronic Pain,Dual Diagnosed,Elderly Persons,Head Injured,Hearing Impaired,Mental Health,Multiply Disabled,Neurologically Impaired,Parkinson’s,Physically Disabled,Speech Impaired,Stroke,Terminally Ill,Visually Impaired
Settings: Nursing Home/Assisted Living
Contact name: Chad Worner, MT-BC

Catholic Eldercare
817 NE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: 
612-379-1370
Email: kdahlin@catholiceldercare.org
Website: https://catholiceldercare.org/
Member Type: National Roster Internship Site

Facility Characteristics: Please contact site supervisor for additional information.

Training Information:Please contact site supervisor for additional information.

Start Month(s): Please contact site supervisor for additional information.
Housing: Not provided
Meals: Not provided
Stipend: Not provided
Age Ranges: Please contact site supervisor for additional information.
Populations: Please contact site supervisor for additional information.
Setting: Please contact site supervisor for additional information.
Internship Director: Kiran Dahlin, MT-BC, E-RYT


Children’s Minnesota
345 N. Smith Ave, St. Paul, MN 5512
Phone: 651-220-6078
Email: sarah.woolever@childrensmn.org
Website: https://www.childrensmn.org/internship-residency-fellowship-programs/music-therapy-internship/
Member Type: National Roster Internship Site

Facility Characteristics:
Children’s Minnesota is a paid internship. The hourly rate is variable depending on bachelor’s or master’s level student. Children’s 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. 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. 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. Time is split between Minneapolis & St. Paul hospital campuses and includes supervision from three music therapists. Interns will have opportunities to collaborate with a multidisciplinary medical team in rounds, care conferences, co-treatment sessions, and committees. They will also have opportunities to observe, co-lead, and lead individual, family, and group music therapy sessions. Successful interns at Children’s Minnesota will display a willingness to learn a variety of musical styles and to work with people of different cultures and religious beliefs. They will have effective communication and listening skills, effective organization and prioritization skills, and an interest in and ability to work with sensitive populations in a mature and professional way.
Start Month(s): January, April, June, September
Housing: Not provided
Meals: Not provided
Stipend: Yes
Age Ranges: Infants/Children,Pre-teens,Teens,Young Adults
Populations: Autism Spectrum Disorders,Behavioral Disorder,Cancer,Comatose,Developmentally Disabled,Dual Diagnosed,Early Childhood,Eating Disorders,Learning Disabled,Medical/Surgical,Neurologically Impaired,Physically Disabled,Terminally Ill
Setting: ChChildren’s Hospital or Unit,Oncology,Outpatient Clinic
Internship Director: Sarah Woolever, MM, MT-BC


Lifeworks Services, Inc. (INACTIVE)
2965 Lone Oak Drive, Suite 160
Eagan, MN 55121
United States
Phone: (651) 454-2732
Fax: (763) 746-3339
Email: lbronder@lifeworks.org
Web Site: www.lifeworks.org
Member Type: National Roster Internship Site

Facility Characteristics:

Lifeworks has three sites located throughout the Twin Cities metro area. We are a non-profit organization that serves adults with varying levels of cognitive and physical disabilities. The client capacity is different at each site and the number of weekly groups is based on the number of clients in center. At each center, some clients have employment as a goal and some have social enrichment as a goal. Group music therapy services at all locations are available to clients with social enrichment as a goal. Clients have the option to pay an additional fee to receive private music therapy services. Individual client sessions are currently in place at our Brooklyn Park, Eagan, and Apple Valley locations.

Training Information: Interns will work alongside an experienced board certified music therapist at three different program locations throughout the Minneapolis metro. This is a 40 hour per week internship in which the intern will experience a variety of individual and group sessions comprised of adults with varying levels of cognitive disabilities. Interns can expect to interact with direct service staff on a regular basis. Because music therapy is the only therapy offered at Lifeworks, these staff often look to music therapists for consultation when a client has communication or behavioral needs.

Interns will learn skills in consulting and creating programming for individual clients as well as checking in with staff on client progress. Group sessions are conducted at each of our locations. There are 4 music therapy groups offered weekly at each of our sites. These vary in length based on the needs of the clients anywhere from 30-50 minutes per group.

Lifeworks also supports four musical performance groups including two choirs and two rock bands. Interns can expect to assist and gain experience in developing, directing, and planning community performances for these groups. These groups meet weekly to rehearse at one of our sites throughout the metro.

As the internship progresses interns will get the opportunity to initiate projects of their choosing to benefit their clinical skills as well as the site. Interns should be self-starters who appreciate a combination of independence and co-leading. There are many opportunities for growth in programming at our centers and Lifeworks values innovation of services. Interns will be supported in ideas for growth in programming. Interns will receive monthly skill building trainings from supervisors to address specific areas of growth and interest. Additional Information: All three of our sites are fully supplied with a guitar, keyboard, ukuleles, large drum, and various small hand percussion which are all available to intern use. Our sites are equipped with top of the line multi-sensory environments. These rooms are the treatment space utilized for the majority of our music therapy services. Multi-sensory rooms include light dimmers, image projectors, disco balls, bubble tubes, light sprays, vibro-acoustic mats and recliners, and various handheld sensory equipment. Interns will receive multi-sensory environment training in order to learn to utilize these experiences and pair them with music therapy interventions.

Interns will have access to a shared office with the Internship Director at one of our program sites. This office includes storage space, access to a desktop computer, printer, music therapy literature, and guitar and keyboard practice space. Intern will have access to paper documentation as well as a shared electronic drive with Internship Director in order to keep track of documentation and assignments electronically. A monthly stipend of $350.00 is available for full time interns, with a maximum of $2, 450.00. This amount will be adjusted if a student becomes part-time

Start month: January, April, July, October
Housing: Not provided
Meals: Not provided
Stipend: Yes, $2,450.00
Age Ranges: Teens,Young Adults,Adults,Mature Adults, & Seniors
Populations:Alzheimer’s/Dementia,Autism Spectrum Disorders,Behavioral Disorder,Developmentally Disabled,Dual Diagnosed,Hearing Impaired,Learning Disabled,Multiply Disabled,Neurologically Impaired,Visually Impaired
Settings: Adult Day Care
Contact name: Laura Bronder, 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
Email: Dawn.Miller@parknicollet.com
Website: www.healthpartners.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
Stipend: Yes, $1,000.00
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