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Applying for recording studio internships?

rockdoctor42

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Hi all,

I'm looking to get an internship at a recording studio over this coming summer and I've just finished compiling a list of studios to inquire at. My questions are as follows

  1. Is there a standard form I should follow when sending emails to these places.
  2. Any advice in general on the topic?
 

slybird

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Applying for an internship is usually the same as applying for a job. Follow their instructions. If they didn't give any instruction it is a cover letter and resume. Open a Linkedin account if you haven't already. Clean up and tighten down your Facebook and Twitter, they may check them, probably will check them. If you have previous professional work portfolio you probably should have links to that as well.
 

rockdoctor42

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Applying for an internship is usually the same as applying for a job. Follow their instructions. If they didn't give any instruction it is a cover letter and resume. Open a Linkedin account if you haven't already. Clean up and tighten down your Facebook and Twitter, they may check them, probably will check them. If you have previous professional work portfolio you probably should have links to that as well.
Thanks, to whom should I address the cover letter? The studio owner? The chief engineer?
 

stevel

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How old are you, and what kind of studio is this?

How much experience do you have - what's your educational background in engineering, if any?

I coordinate studio internships for students in college, and the process varies from place to place. Many of the professional studios we deal with (which includes radio/tv, etc.) will ONLY take on interns who are enrolled in college and seeking a degree specifically in the field.

Now, I know someone who will take in "people off the street" but they require the intern complete a Pro Tools certification with them (which they pay for, or pay off with the post-Certification internship) before they touch their hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars-worth-of-gear!!!!

I know a couple of "indie studio" types who would jump at the chance for "free labor". But you get what you pay for. Which is probably why the others either want students who are preparing for work in the field and who've done the preliminary work elsewhere, or who make an investment with the studio to become prepared to intern there.

Cover Letter and Resume are certainly warranted. Call the studio or go online to see if they accept interns and if there are any requirements, who to contact, etc.
 






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