Music Therapy Internship

Music Therapy Internship at UCLA Health

Our music therapy internship is for students working toward board certification in music therapy. Interns gain experience providing music therapy services  to adults and children in inpatient units across UCLA Health.

Our music therapy supervisor works closely with the internship coordinator at your current university to develop an individualized experience for you. The part-time, 1,040-hour clinical internship involves: 

  • Assessment and feedback from a clinical supervisor
  • Hands-on experience providing music therapy to your own patient panel
  • Monthly team retreats focused on self-care
  • Opportunities to delve into specialty areas, such as neurologic music therapy, neonatal music therapy and medical music therapy
  • Personal and professional development exercises
  • Weekly intensive group supervision experiences

Our curriculum focuses on building self-awareness and self-care practices while gaining clinical intervention skills. We value your individual growth and success, helping you become a well-rounded, resilient clinician.

We offer an internship stipend generously provided by the Children’s Music Fund. Our team will provide more details about the stipend upon program acceptance.

Music Therapy Internship Requirements

To be eligible for our music therapy internship, you must be currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree music therapy program with an accredited institution. This institution must have a pre-approved affiliation agreement with UCLA Health.

You must also have previous experience in a hospital or medical setting. Please contact our team to clarify space availability and the affiliation status of your university before completing an application.

You will complete a virtual or in-person interview with our team. You must also submit:

  • Completed application form
  • Letter of eligibility from the chair of your current music therapy program
  • Letter of interest
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume
  • Three application videos (see our application information form for instructions and requirements)
  • Two letters of reference from a music therapy professor or practicum supervisor

Applications are due April 1 for the fall term that begins in September. You may submit completed applications to [email protected]

Learn More About Our Music Therapy Program 

To learn more about the music therapy internship program or application process, call 310-775-0782 or email [email protected]