Job Shadow Program

for High School or College Students

Are you an upper class high school student, college student, or new professional that is wondering if music therapy is the field for you? Beyond Words offers a unique opportunities to gain a comprehensive inside view into the field of music therapy. We accept up to one job shadow students each summer to join our practice. This program is volunteer, but offers opportunity for up to 20 hours per week between June-August. 

If you are already a music therapy student, click here for a field study program that's designed for you.

As a job shadow student, you will...

To qualify for this program, you must...

1. Play an instrument or sing

2. Be comfortable around individuals with specialized needs.

3. Be organized, punctual, and have reliable transportation.

4. Be willing and able to commit to up to 7.5 to 20 hrs once a week between June 10-August 16, 2024.

5. Be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement, non-compete, non-solicitation agreement, and a hold harmless agreement.  Any interns under the age of 18 are required to have a parent/ guardian sign consent as well.

6. Be able to pass a background check and/or drug test.

Ready to apply?

Applications are accepted until June 1, 2024 for that year’s summer job shadow program. Only complete applications will be considered and no extensions will be permitted. Applicants with a qualifying score will be offered a chance to interview and audition on the instrument of their choice. Interviews are held at our North Royalton office; however, applicants from out of state may arrange an interview via Skype, on a case by case basis.

To apply, please send the following documents as a PDF via email to Erin Jester, MT-BC, Executive Director at Questions regarding the program can be directed to the same email.