In order to complete a degree in Music Therapy, students are required to complete a six to eight month internship under the supervision of a board certified music therapist. Portland Music Therapy is working with local universities to provide internships for future music therapists.

In our internship program, interns apply what they learned in their degree program to the real life clinical setting. They gain experience by working closely with our clients and therapists by observing, co-leading, and leading sessions. Additionally, interns are required to complete Neurologic Music Therapy training to best serve our clients and grow as professionals.

Jasmine Libert

Jasmine Libert was born in Tigard, Oregon, but spent her teenage years living on the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i. After graduating from high school in Hawaii, she started her undergraduate education at Linfield College where she focused on music and psychology and also took one semester to study abroad in Vienna, Austria. After 2 and a half years, she transferred to Pacific University to study music therapy.

Jasmine is passionate about music therapy in special education and cross-cultural music therapy. For her senior project, she conducted a cross-cultural comparison of music therapy in special education to investigate how different countries are using music therapy in a school setting and what techniques are most successful in this population. She is very excited to be working at an internship where autism and IDD are a primary focus and hopes to do future cross-cultural research in this area.

Andrea Eitner

Andrea Eitner is originally from Washington. She is working on her Bachelor of Music Therapy from Pacific University, to be completed after her internship with Portland Music Therapy. Andrea’s primary instrument is voice, and enjoys singing not only at work, but everywhere. After her internship and board certification exam, Andrea hopes to continue her journey to become a Music Therapist with a specialization in Neonatal Music Therapy. She will be beginning two NICU trainings this November, and hopes to have them completed by Spring of 2018. She has also completed her Neurologic Music Therapy Training this past June, along with her supervisor Kate and fellow students. When she’s not working, Andrea enjoys drinking coffee, playing guitar, reading, and snuggling with her cat, Charlotte Marie.