Music therapy involves the entire family.Our music therapy program, just one part of the Creative Arts Therapies department, serves patients from the age of 0 to young adult, with exceptions going into adulthood due to the very specialized care offered at Cincinnati Children’s.

Internship Structure and Experience

The Music Therapy Internship is six months long and offered once per year starting in June - September (depending on intern and supervisor availability). The application deadline is December 1. After receiving a completed application, the music therapy internship director will contact you about setting up a Skype interview.

The intern should expect to accumulate professional clinical experience through a diverse spectrum of multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural patient and family care. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center incorporates the philosophy of family- centered care into every aspect of its clinical research and practice.

Upon acceptance to the internship, a legal affiliation agreement between the student’s university and Cincinnati Children’s is required. This will be handled by personnel at the hospital and the legal department of the university. Interns will not be allowed to start their internship until this agreement is complete. Students will also be required to complete a TB test and be fingerprinted when they receive their badges. The intern will be responsible for the cost of the TB test and fingerprinting.

Download a fact sheet for our program in PDF format. 

Description of Professional Staff

The student will be working with a broad spectrum of medical professionals throughout the internship. They will interact daily with our six music therapists, as well as Child Life staff, Social Workers, Chaplains, Doctors, Surgeons, Nurses, PCA’s and PCF’s, Administrative Consultants, Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Volunteers, and all other medical center staff that the student may come into contact with throughout their time in the medical center.