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Internships

The Soundlab Recording Studio internship program is intense, comprehensive, and ultimately, very rewarding. Interns are are taught how a professional studio is operated, how to run sessions smoothly, how to operate our equipment, and much more! 

What we look for in interns:

  • Enthusiastic, responsible, humble, punctual, clean, alert, pleasant, curious, and outgoing individuals.

  • Knowledge and understanding of basic audio signal paths and equipment (familiarity with instrument and mic cables, for instance), is very strongly encouraged but not a must.

  • Knowledge of DAWs and/or understanding outboard gear is a plus, but not a must.

  • The ability to follow complicated directions.

  • The ability to complete tasks on your own.

How our program works:

  • We regularly accept applications for studio interns, and conduct interviews to fill vacancies as the need arises.

  • We have up to 6 interns in our program at a time (at least as long as this pandemic continues), and are very selective about who we accept to our program. 

  • Interns commit to a full “studio” day a week (the same day every week). A “studio” day is can be up to 12 hours, but during the pandemic our days are generally shorter. Please make sure you can commit to the same day every week for 4 months.

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  • We require 3 months commitment to our program. This gives interns an opportunity to get more comfortable as a studio-intern.

  • We review intern performance every 2 months. At that time we decide if an intern will continue in our program for another 2 months.

  • When possible (scheduling is tricky, as we’re an active studio) our engineers conduct workshops where interns get hands on experience in our rooms. In addition, our senior engineers will spend one on one time with you showing you how to use and operate our studios during downtime. Keep in mind the entire engineering staff at Q Division began their career here as interns.

What we require:

  • We accept applicants who are currently enrolled in a college program in a relevant major/minor (i.e. audio production), AND those who aren’t enrolled in any program.
    While not all of our interns are in college, and not all of our interns have a technical background, this position does have a large technical component, and we do expect you to learn and internalize a lot of technical knowledge.

  • Interns must live within an hour drive/commute from the studio. Since our days are very long, we don’t want you driving more than an hour home at 2 in the morning. An hour or more drive might sound like no problem when you’re applying, but after a few months it will start getting old, not to mention dangerous.

  • Interns must be able to answer email within 24 hours. If you are unable to do this, please do not apply. If this sounds too odd, consider that you risk losing a paying gig if you can’t answer your email in a timely fashion.

  • Interns must own and wear sensible shoes and clothes while interning. You’re just as likely to be climbing ladders or lifting gear, as you’d be tuning a vocal or editing a drum track; please wear comfortable shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Don’t wear the clothes you’d wear for a show.

  • Interns must be able NOT to TEXT or use Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram the entire time they’re in a control room. If you are unable to do this, please do not apply.

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