Yesterday I welcomed my new intern into the music therapy program. I started counting up interns and discovered that this one is #20! Therefore, I am going to count this as an anniversary! I, as a part of this anniversary and new intern thing, have been thinking about the interns that have been at my facility over the past 13 years. They have been the source of great joy, frustration, and challenge over the years. I enjoy this aspect of my clinical life, and I hope to continue over the years as an Internship Director (ID). 10 Things I Have Learned About Being an ID Being an ID is always interesting. There will be days when you are thrilled about your intern's growth and competence. Sometimes an intern has to be "deserted" in order to grow as a therapist. Interns are creative people, offering great ideas to your setting. Remember to give them credit for their work. There will be times when your intern challenges your own clinical skill development. This is good.