Music To Grow On is now accepting applications for:
  • Start date of January 2025 (application due by June 30, 2024)
  • Start date of September 2025 (application due by December 31, 2024)
  • The intern will be full-time (40 hours per week) for six months to complete 1,200 hours of internship as required by the American Music Therapy Association. Adjustments to hours and length can be made for interns who need to have part time employment during internship, as Music To Grow on does not currently offer any stipend.
  • The intern will get the opportunity to work with multiple Music To Grow On team members (if not all) to provide a well-rounded internship experience with a variety of diagnoses, ages, and goals as well as groups and individuals. The intern is also responsible in playing an active role in creating his/her own schedule and building a caseload that is inclusive of the diagnoses seen at MTGO.
  • The intern’s experience will begin with an observation period, in which the intern will be able to shadow each staff members’ entire caseload. The intern will also be able to have two observations of related therapies (SLP, PT, OT, ABA, etc.) to learn how different therapies work together for the same outcome.
  • Along with guidance from the internship supervisor, the intern will then build a caseload from the clients he or she has seen. Keep in mind that some clients will be non-intern clients, and therefore not available to add to the intern’s caseload.
  • The intern will also be required to complete three literature reviews, a final project, and perform an assessment under the supervision of our Assessment Coordinator, among other special projects to be determined.
Music Therapy Interns
Music Therapy Clinical Internship Hours


Music To Grow On became a National Roster Internship site in March of 2006, and since then 36 students have completed their internship requirements with the company. Those who have have completed their internship requirements at Music To Grow On include students from 14 states, 2 countries, and 19 universities.

Music To Grow On serves a vast variety of ages and diagnoses, from birth to end of life.

Some of these diagnoses include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Down syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Speech delay
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Developmental delays
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Visual/hearing/orthopedic impairments
  • Genetic disorders
  • Seizure disorders
  • Physical disorders
  • Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Emotional disturbance

As a strictly mobile business, Music To Grow On provides services in individual’s homes, schools, offices, daycares, skilled nursing homes, or therapy centers. Music To Grow On currently employs eight Board-Certified Music Therapists, with one holding additional training in Neurologic Music Therapy. Having multiple therapists on staff allows for the intern to observe and learn from a myriad of different philosophies, methodologies, and styles of Music Therapy. You can learn more about our team here.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my internship at Music To Grow On. I had applied with the company being my top pick, since they specialized in working with children with special needs. With this population being the one that I wanted to focus my professional career on, the amount of hands on experience I received was spectacular. I was able to work with four different therapists at the time, learning about different therapeutic approaches and receiving various types of feedback. I was given the opportunity to sit in on IEPs, run a triennial reassessment for a client, and run both one-on-one and group sessions for children with various levels of need. Music To Grow On provided such a great internship experience I couldn’t stay away. I’ve now been with the company for seven and a half years, and honestly love my job.” Amy (O’Dell) Murakami, former MTGO intern