WAM Internship Program

The WAM Internship Program is widely recognized in the audio and music production industries for the caliber of training, range of activities, overall experience, as well as job placement opportunities. Past interns have gone on to positions with such companies as Dolby, Pixar, Apple, Sony, Google, and Pandora, as well as most of the premier venues for music and performance in the San Francisco Bay Area. 


» WAM Internship Application Now Open for Spring Cohort: Feb 1 – May 26, 2023

Learn more and apply here: https://wam.rocks/springinternship2023

IMPORTANT DATES: Check your calendar! Where we indicate a virtual or live event, you must be available on these dates to be considered for candidacy.

  • Jan 6th, 2023: Application deadline
  • Jan 16 – 20th: If you are selected as a potential candidate, this is when you will have a virtual interview.
  • Feb 1st & 2nd, 9 am-2 pm: REQUIRED IN PERSON- If selected as a WAM intern, you will be required to attend two in-person orientations.
  • Internship start date: Feb 1st, 2022
  • Internship end date: May 26th, 2022


Shadowing the sound engineers at Outside Lands two years in a row has been the experience of a lifetime! Seeing all the connecting pieces that go into such productions was astonishing and eye-opening. Opportunities in audio are here! Not only was I able to connect with Sound On Stage and APE Concerts, but it also led to several connections and in-person engineering sessions with the good folks at Sound Image Productions in San Francisco! – Past Intern


Our program learning outcomes are as follows:

  • To build confidence levels, communication skills, and personal versatility in the audio industry. 
  • To develop interpersonal connections for networking and community support.
  • To gain experience navigating a virtual workspace and operating online communication/learning platforms, in addition to hands-on studio training. 
  • To create career pathways for future employment opportunities. 

WAM’s Internship Program is open to women (transgender or cisgender) and gender-expansive individuals over the age of 18. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept international applicants at this time. 

Women’s Audio Mission (WAM) selects interns three times per year, in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Approximately 5-10 interns are selected each term through a competitive pool of applicants.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend weekly events and professional development sessions with Intern Manager, industry leaders, artists, and more. 
  • Assist WAM instructors with Girls on the Mic classes
  • Assist WAM instructors with adult classes, workshops, and member meetings
  • Assist with online and in-person events, including conferences, fundraisers, donor events, and performances
  • Assist with non-profit administrative tasks, including operations, marketing, fundraising, and other activities 
  • Work independently on personal audio, music, or related project developed at the start of the internship
  • Develop professional portfolio

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to attend in-person training and meetings in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • A minimum of 1 year of audio education
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Commitment of ~18 hours/week Monday – Friday (PDT), as well as some evenings and weekends when classes, sessions, and events are scheduled 
  • Passion for the mission of WAM
  • Ability to work independently
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working with youth
  • Facility in operating a standard computer (Mac or PC)
  • Completed or willingness to complete mandated reporter training
  • TB Test
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Fluent in Pro Tools HD
  • Experience with audio equipment
  • Soldering skills

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Should you have any questions about the application or Internship Program, you may contact Christina Ayala, Director of Education, at cayala@womensaudiomission.org
  • Should you be considered a potential fit for the Internship Program, WAM will contact you to set up an interview
  • This internship is a volunteer (unpaid) position; eligible interns will receive a stipend
  • Check out where past interns are now on our Intern Alumni page

Thank you for your interest in our internship program!

COVID-19 Precautions: Applicants must be fully vaccinated and wear masks indoors.


It’s essential to know that the community is everything in any industry. Being a part of the WAM community is the beginning of an ever-unfolding audio community with arms wide open to expanding representation in audio, and I am so grateful to be a part of it! Thanks for the opportunity!” – Past Intern