Music Therapy Internship Program

The Oral Roberts University Music Therapy Clinic provides music therapy internship training. They view music therapy as an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual, and social needs of individuals of all ages. The ORU Music Therapy Clinic also advocates that music therapy improves the quality of life for children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities or illnesses, as well as those who are typically developing.


The mission of Oral Roberts University — in its commitment to the Christian faith — is to educate the whole person in spirit, mind, and body, thereby preparing its graduates to be professionally competent servant-leaders who are spiritual alive, intellectually alert, physically disciplined, and socially adept.

The purpose of the ORU Music Therapy Internship Program is to produce:

  1. Accomplished music therapy interns who are able to serve a wide range of patient populations with extensive clinical skill, knowledge, and experience
  2. Equipped health care professionals in-training that utilize evidence-based practice models of music in therapy and medicine
  3. Consummate pre-professional music therapists who are ready to sit for the CBMT exam

Clinical Populations

Musi therapy interns will have the opportunity to work with individuals of all ages from birth to end of life. Clinical populations include individuals with:

  • Developmental disabilities: Autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, visual/hearing impairment, and other developmental disorders
  • Neurologic disorders: Stroke (CVA), Parkinson's disease, traumatic brain injury (TBI), etc.
  • Geriatric disorders: Alzheimer's disease. dementia, cognitive impairment, etc.
  • Psychiatric disorders: Anxiety, depression, emotional and behavioral disorders, etc.

Services are provided within individual sessions, group sessions, online, and in-person.

Internship Resources

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Contact Information

To submit your application or ask further questions, please contact the internship director:

Alejandra Arevalo, LPMT-BC, MTA, NMT-F

2448 E. 81st St. Suite #124
Tulsa, OK 74137

Internship Videos

Want to know more about the ORU Music Therapy Internship experience? Check out this video!

Want to learn more about the ORU Music Therapy Internship experience in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic? Please see an intern roundtable discussion below:


Clinical Training

ORU Music Therapy Clinic is proud to present their first workshop on suicide assessment led by the clinic coordinator, Alejandra Arevalo, LPMT-BC, MTA, NMT-F. The purpose of this workshop is to:

  •  Raise awareness of the prevalence of suicidology, particularly during the COVID era
  • Provide participants with tools to identify suicide ideology
  • Provide resources on responding in an ethically appropriate manner within a clinical setting

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