WAM Internship Program

WAM Internship


Dates for Spring 2020 internship program:

Oct 11: Internship applications released
Nov 15: Applications due
Dec 16: Interns notified
Jan 7: Start date
May 29: End of internship
Application linked here.

Our 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. In addition to core responsibilities, WAM interns also take advantage of special tours of our partners’ labs and spaces (e.g., Dolby, Meyer Sound, Arup, and Facebook), behind-the-scenes access to sound checks for major acts (e.g., Janelle Monáe, Sheila E., St. Beauty), private professional development opportunities with industry leaders, and much more. 

WAM’s Internship Program is open to women (transgender or cisgender; non-binary and gender non-conforming inclusive) over the age of 18.

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 from around the world.


  • Assist WAM instructors with Girls on the Mic classes
  • Assist WAM instructors with all adult classes, workshops, and member meetings, including setup and teardown
  • Assist on recording sessions at the WAM studio
  • Assist with WAM events, including fundraisers, donor events and performances
  • Assist with non-profit administrative tasks, including operations, marketing, fundraising, and other activities 
  • Assist with studio maintenance, testing and troubleshooting (soldering cables, studio repairs, basic studio wiring, etc.)
  • Work independently on personal audio, music, or related project developed at the start of the internship


  • A minimum of 1 year of audio education
  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Commitment of 2-3 days a week Monday – Friday as well as some evenings and weekends when classes, sessions, and events are scheduled. At least 2 of the days, hours between 2-6pm required.
  • 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)
  • Proof of negative TB test results from within the past 4 years
  • Completion of a live scan background check (to be completed upon start of internship)
  • Completed or willingness to complete mandated reporter training
  • Possible use of personal telephone


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


  • Should you have any questions about the application or Studio Internship Program, you may contact Elena Botkin-Levy, Director of Education, at ebotkin-levy@womensaudiomission.org
  • Should you be considered a potential fit for the Studio Internship Program, WAM will contact you to set up an interview
  • This internship is a volunteer (unpaid) position; WAM is able to provide a small honorarium upon satisfactory completion of the internship
  • Check out where past interns are now on our Intern Alumni page

Thank you for your interest in our internship program, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!