Trustbridge

Grief Support
Addison Hines Music Therapy Internship Program
Trustbridge

The music internship program is one of the largest programs of its kind in the nation. It is sponsored by the Addison Hines Charitable Trust. Through the internship, graduates from approved music therapy programs can get the clinical experience required for board certification as they help hospice patients and families.

Experiences

Interns at Trustbridge 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.

"Interning with Trustbridge is one of the best decisions I've ever made! The environment is one that is safe yet challenging. I was equipped with all the tools I needed to become a successful music therapist!"
~ Shenika Davis

Teamwork

The Music Therapy department at Trustbridge is one of the largest of its kind in the country, with 8 full-time positions. Music therapists work closely with other members of the interdisciplinary group including physicians, registered nurses, social workers, spiritual counselors and volunteers.

"The amount of support/supervision and opportunity to learn from 10 other music therapists are the gems of this internship."
~ Woon Tyen Lim

Resources

Interns have access to an extensive collection of resources and educational presentations. Online courses available include Religious Beliefs and Traditions at End of Life, Effective Communication, Understanding and Managing Pain, Grief and Loss: Caring for the Bereaved, and much more. The Music Therapy department provides monthly clinical meetings and quarterly continuing-education presentations. We also have a large inventory of instruments and equipment.

"I could not imagine a better, more fulfilling internship. The opportunities I was able to take advantage of during my time at Trustbridge gave me an incredibly broad and adaptive skill set."
~ Molly Glibbery

Opportunities

We currently provide a six-month, 1,040-hour clinical placement to six interns per year, starting in January, June, and September. 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

"This is an outstanding internship experience that fosters personal, musical, clinical, and professional growth through working with a variety of people, professionals, and experiences."
~ Sara Miller?

Upcoming openings and deadlines

Please contact Michael Cohen if you plan on applying or would like to schedule a site visit. Start dates are often flexible:

January 2020: Application deadline September 15, 2019
June 2020: Application deadline December 13, 2019
September 2020: Application deadline March 13th, 2020

*Apply Online Here*
**All applications must be received in full (including transcripts and letters of recommendation) by the application deadline in order to be considered.

*Download 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:

Michael Cohen, M.M., MT-BC
Music Therapy Education Lead
300 Northpoint Parkway, Ste. 305
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 273-2179
mcohen@trustbridge.com