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Music Internships for Residential Students

Internship Application and Placement Process

The School of Music’s Internship program is designed to place students in ministry organizations. The Director of Practica places student interns with partner churches and organizations.


It’s important to have an understanding of the timeline for the internship placement process from start to finish. Although the class only takes place during one semester, the process will actually begin a full two semesters before the time of service. There are several specific requirements of the intern before and during the internship process. Though some assignments require mentor participation, the intern is responsible for completing and turning in all student assignments.


Internship Placement Process

  • Attend an Internship Information Meeting
  • Complete the Internship Application
  • Develop your resume, cover letter, and video demonstrating your skills
  • Meet with the Director of Practica
  • Interview with a potential internship site
  • Determine the internship state/end date with your supervisor
  • Complete the Student Internship Agreement form
  • The Director of Practica will register you for MUSC 499
  • Get started at your internship!


*In addition to the School of Music’s Internship Placement Process, International students must also adhere to the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) requirements.


Internship Application

Complete the Internship Application


Students should apply for their internship placement at least two semesters prior to their preferred internship start date (e.g. students wishing to complete a summer internship should apply during the fall semester prior).


Application Requirements:

  • 2.0+ GPA
  • Achieved Junior Status
  • Successful Completion of the Sophomore Review


Internship Requirements

Student’s must fulfill the internship site’s hour requirements. Most internships will provide approximately 400 hours of experience, though lesser hours of service may be approved in certain circumstances. All internships are subject to the approval of the Director of Practica.


*Consideration will be made for Performance, Music in World Cultures, Film Scoring and Recording Engineering & Producing Students who wish to intern with a company or organization within their field of study. All internships are subject to approval by the Director of Practica.