The ONE-OF-A-KIND CRAS Internship IS YOUR WAY IN

Unlike anything at any other music production college or sound engineering institute an education at CRAS can put you in the industry and help you succeed.

Jumpstart your career in the music production and recording industry with CRAS, and our program’s included one-of-a-kind internship. Our internship puts our students in the most prestigious audio production facilities in the country. The internship is more than just a chance to gain experience, it’s an opportunity to build lasting relationships with industry insiders and helps launch a career in Music Production, Film & TV Sound, Live Sound, Broadcast Audio, Video Game Sound and more.

Frequently asked internship questions

Where can I do my internship?

Where can I do my internship?

CRAS students work with the Student Services Department throughout the course of the program to determine what recording or audio engineering internship opportunities will be available to them after they finish classes. Each individual student’s interests, grades, and attendance will dictate what kind of internship they are eligible for. Students are able to obtain internships in cities across the country. However, we recommend students who choose a career path working in music recording studios go to cities such as Los Angeles, Nashville, New York or Chicago as they offer the highest concentration of audio jobs in the entertainment and music industry.

How long is the internship?

How long is the internship?

Students are required to complete 280 internship hours in order to graduate. Students are allowed to complete a portion of their IN100 required hours on campus and through various internship opportunities in the Phoenix area. Following class completion, any remaining IN100 and IN200 internship hours must be fulfilled off campus within 12 weeks.

What companies accept interns?

What companies accept interns?

CRAS students have completed internships with recording studios, post production facilities, live sound companies and venues, record labels, gear manufactures, a/v companies, and many other entities in all facets of the audio industry. Some internships may require specific job skills as well.

Does CRAS set up the internship?

Does CRAS set up the internship?

Yes. We will work with you during your time on campus to develop a thorough list of audio facilities you would like to intern at in your chosen city. Once you arrive in your destination city, we will start making phone calls to see what kinds of internships are available. You need to be in the city before we make the calls!

Where will I live during my internship?

Where will I live during my internship?

Start planning now! The worst thing you can do while starting your career is hold yourself back from going where you want because of finances. Plan now for 6 months to a year of interning beyond the schools requirements. You may want to think about where you have family and friends. Crashing on a couch for a few months is not a bad thing! A lot of students end up going to the same cities and rooming up with each other as well.

Can I set up my own recording internship?

Can I set up my own recording internship?

No. Unless you have a personal connection in the industry, we will make the first contact. We have plenty of connections in the industry and we want you to get the gig of your dreams, but we need to make sure we maintain a professional relationship with these facilities. Every studio is different and our Student Services department is great at figuring out the best way to approach each specific studio with the idea of taking you on as an intern.

Does CRAS help find jobs after the internship?

Does CRAS help find jobs after the internship?

CRAS maintains a policy of job placement assistance for all of its graduates at any time throughout their careers. 

No school can ethically promise or guarantee a job, however, the CRAS Student Services Department does assist its graduates with resume writing, interviewing techniques, job-search skills, arranging appointments for job interviews, grooming tips, and subsequent follow-ups.

Internship Resources

Internship Resources

WE HAVE THE Industry connections you need

Our connections can put you in the industry and help you succeed. Music recording studios, live venues, video game and movie production studios all come to CRAS looking for qualified applicants that are ready to start their audio recording careers.

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