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West Music has two AMTA National Roster music therapy internship sites.

Marion Internship

This internship provides opportunities to work with a wide range of populations, including geriatric, hospice patients and adults and children with developmental disabilities.

Quad Cities Internship

This internship provides an opportunity to gain experience with a wide range of ages in the school setting.

Both internship sites feature opportunities to observe and work with several music therapists, marketing and business training, fine-tuning your resume, and a mock interview to prepare you for launching yourself into the profession. Interns must have their own transportation. An intern can plan on driving approximately 75-100 miles per week. Housing, meals and stipend are not provided. Mileage is reimbursed.

What is AMTA?

The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) represents over 5,000 music therapists, corporate members, and related associations worldwide. AMTA’s roots date back to organizations founded in 1950 and 1971. Those two organizations merged in 1998 to ensure the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and medical and community settings. AMTA is committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, and research in support of the music therapy profession. The mission of the organization is to advance public knowledge of music therapy benefits and increase access to quality music therapy services. Currently, AMTA establishes criteria for the education and clinical training of music therapists. Members of AMTA adhere to a Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice in their delivery of music therapy services. Through the Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy and Music Therapy Perspectives, as well as other publications offered by AMTA, research findings and clinical studies relevant to the practice of music therapy are shared with interested professionals.

For more information, contact Internship Director, Lorna Johnson,, 563-386-8205 x2126