• Earthtones Music Therapy. (Heidi Hoffman Photography)

Earthtones Music Therapy Internship

Earthtones offers exceptional training opportunities in a dynamic and supportive learning environment. Our seven-month, full-time, university affiliated internship program offers a unique experience that challenges and transforms your abilities as a budding music therapist. You will complete your internship having developed your therapeutic style and several professional relationships in the community. Our internship program is known for the quality and breadth of supervision offered and is catered to your needs as an individual. We accept interns who work creatively, who enter internship with exceptional clinical musicianship, and who are sensitive to the needs of diverse clinical settings. Ideal applicants possess stellar communication skills and thrive in an energetic work environment.


Applicants chosen from those completing a formalized Music Therapy degree program.

We are accepting applications for our summer internship: July 2017 – January 2018. Applications must be received by November 16th, 2016. Questions and emailed applications can be directed to our clinical training director, Maggie Johnson, MT-BC at Maggie@EarthtonesMusicTherapy.com

Music Therapy Internship Facts

Primary clinical populations served: 1:1 and groups, adults with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, Parkinson’s, stroke, adults and children with developmental disabilities, adult mental health, early childhood music classes, and more.

Stipend: none

Mileage reimbursement: none

Transportation: a car is required to travel to 2-4 locations per day

Equipment: Earthtones has offices and a clinical studio located at Taborspace in beautiful southeast Portland. Our studio houses a baby grand piano, guitars, wide variety of drums (gathering drum, paddle drums, djembes, doumbeks, congas, talking drum, tubanos, ocean drums, kaizen drum, snare, cymbal, hand drums, buffalo drums, sound shapes, cajon, gong, bongos, etc.), a wide variety of hand percussion, melodic percussion instruments (African marimba, tone chimes, resonator bars, bass bars, easycussion xylophones and marimbas, glockenspiels, boomwhackers, kalimba), autoharps, reverie harp, keyboards, movement aids, music therapy books, music resources, journals, internet access, a printer, laminator, & desk space.

Intern instruments: Intern will supply their own guitar. Earthtones provides a starter set of instruments and materials for the intern to utilize in their internship and keep (valued at approximately $250).

Professional Memberships and Continuing Education: Earthtones provides member fees for The Oregon Association for Music Therapy (OAMT) (link to OAMT website) and registration fees for the OAMT yearly conference. Each intern is highly encouraged to participate in OAMT, AMTA and Western Region-AMTA events. Special trainings or presentations will be provided for the benefit of the intern around special topics such as therapeutic choir conducting, population-specific conferences, or special music therapy events in our state.

CBMT Practice Exam: Earthtones will reimburse intern for CBMT practice exam.