A requirement for graduation, the CRAS internship program is the only one of its kind in audio education.

At CRAS, we want to see you succeed in both the classroom and the real world. During our 11-month program, we teach you the skills you need to become an audio engineering “go-to, problem solver,” equipped to handle situations both on-set as well as in the studio. Our 12-week internship is an integral part of this process.

All student internships are arranged with the aid of our Student Services Department. Each student designs their own internship according to their desired location and facility.

Our valuable connections across the various audio engineering niches means we can usually place students in areas they request. We are unique in the audio industry in the U.S. because we make the phone calls according to the career desires of each student until they are placed. This makes it YOUR internship for a career YOU are designing!

This program gives students the opportunity to gain a real world studio perspective on what they’ve learned, increasing confidence and providing a foot in the door to an industry that has become increasingly selective when choosing prospective employees.

Audio Recording Internships provide the student with a valuable real world educational experience. Students apply practical skills and techniques in the field and develop an understanding of day-to-day facility operations and protocols through hands-on, in-studio experience.

Josh Voyles – Live Sound Engineer
United Air Force Band, Pacific Clave, Java Jazz Festival, The Whitehouse
Wil Anspach – Producer
Justin Beiber, Justin Timberlake, NAS, American Horror Story
Chris Dennis – Audio Engineer
Jordan Smith, Hillsong United, Lil Nas X, Nipsey Hustle

CRAS Students Have Interned at These Studios & Facilities:

Los Angeles Studios
East West
Capitol
Westlake

Los Angeles — Post
CCI Digital
Wildfire
Roundabout Entertainment

Los Angeles — Media/Broadcast
NBC Universal Sports Network
Music Mix Mobile

San Francisco — Studios
Fantasy Studios
Coast
Trilogy

San Francisco — Post
Crescendo Studios
Polarity Post
Remedy Editorial

Nashville — Studios
Blackbird
Quad Studios Nashville
Sound Stage

Nashville — Post
Paragon
Digital Audio Post

Nashville — Live
Sound Image
Sound Check
Brantley Sound

Live, Touring Companies, USA
PRG (Las Vegas)
8th (Cleveland)
Clearwing (Phoenix and WI)

New York City — Studios
Electric Lady Studios
Premier Digital
Engine Room Audio

New York City — Post
Digit Audio
Sound Image NY
Sound Track

Chicago — Studios
Pressure Point Recording Studios
Groovemaster Studio
Paragon Recording

Chicago — Post
Bullet Proof Film
Resolution Digital
Audio Recording Unlimited (ARU)

The above studios were submitted by past CRAS graduates, and does not guarantee that the studio is currently taking internship applications.

CRAS has the relationships and connections to help you achieve the career of your dreams.

Our connections can put you in the Industry and help you succeed. Music recording studios, live venues, video game production studios, movie production studios, and more, all come to CRAS looking for qualified applicants that are ready to roll on day one.

Right now, there are CRAS graduates out in the field putting their skills to work and pursuing their dreams. They are part of the ongoing CRAS legacy that has made CRAS the premier audio recording and engineering school.

Explore the map to find out where CRAS students have interned*.

*Not all sites are open or taking interns at this time

Candace Stewart

EastWest Studios

CRAS Grads Make It!

CRAS grads have worked on hundreds of Grammy, AMA, Billboard, Emmy, ACM, and Oscar award-winning and award-nominated recordings.

In only 11 months, you’ll learn all 5 focuses of the recording arts at CRAS

1Music Production
2Video Game Audio
3Live Sound Engineering
4Film/TV Sound Engineering
5Broadcast Sound Engineering

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The thing that makes CRAS grads unique is that they are most prepared for the adventure ahead. They are open to hang through the variety of experiences that come right as you begin your career. Our entire staff is exclusively made of CRAS grads and they have gone to work on albums from everyone from icons like Adele, Post Malone, Travis Scott to rock acts like Anthrax and Avenged Sevenfold. I’m continually impressed by their dedication and sense of adventure.

— Cameell Hanna, Manager, Serenity West Recording

Through the years, CRAS has consistently sent us students that have been experienced, knowledgeable, and ready to seamlessly jump into the fast paced workflow of our studios.

— Jeff Guillot, Director of Global Business Development, Deyan Audio

I find that CRAS students are the most prepared in handling the technical and professional demands of recording studios. CRAS’ consistency in updating their curriculum and training their students on the latest gear is why they’ve been my go-to for the last decade.

— Roxy Flo, Director of Business Development, Fever Recording & Clear Lake Recording

AMVs most recent hire came from CRAS. I worked closely with Rachel finding the right person that we both felt would be best suited. He is doing just fine and a welcome addition to the team. I would highly recommend looking at CRAS when looking for employees, finding people in this business can be extremely difficult, but knowing there is a school like CRAS offering this kind of technical training is certainly a great tool for companies to have.

— Ian Vysick, Audio Development Specialist, All Mobile Video

CRAS and PSAV have a strong partnership, offering graduates and alumni a career path in the live event technology industry.  CRAS students are eager to take their education and experience and put it to work, while continuing their training and development in all aspects of live event technology with a global employer.

— Marty Matyas, Senior Recruiter, PSAV

I think CRAS is top notch and I see the difference in caliber of students not just on the technical side but professional!

— Destiny Rael, Studio Manager, Firehouse Recording Studios

I have taken on lots of interns from CRAS. I think they give the best education of any of the schools I have worked with. CRAS sends people that are ready to work and know the gear. They are good students and good people.

— Jim Kaufman, Owner, American Voodoo Records; Musician

I have been taking CRAS interns since 2003, back when I was working on Pirates of the Caribbean. They are dedicated and get the job done. They are really into learning and working at the highest level of audio production.

— Allison Clark, Music Supervisor/Production, Seven Pin Studios

The only interns we take are from CRAS. The program is intensive, the students have Pro Tools skills, and they rise to the occasion when given the opportunity.

— Kathleen Wirt, Owner, 4th Street Recording

Our CRAS interns have been terrific. We have had over 15 in the past 2 years and we are excited to have them. We have also hired 10 – 12 CRAS alumni who have futures in this business and are very talented. My CRAS alumni employees are very key individuals in this company.

— Ruben Veloso, President, CCI Digital

Omnisound Studios has benefited from CRAS students for many years now. The level of preparedness and knowledge that these student interns arrive with makes it an easy transition to getting them not only involved but plugged into the recording process here in Nashville.

— Chris Holloway, OmniSound Studios, Nashville

I’ve been working at Chalice Recording Studio for over 10 years. From my experience, some of the best interns that were referred to us came from CRAS. They are motivated, hardworking and well informed about the real world of the recording industry. The intern coordinators are friendly and extremely helpful as well.

— Valerie Pilinsky, Chalice Studios, Los Angeles

As an owner of a busy studio in Chicago I have reached out to various recording schools offering a chance for their students to intern, assist and hopefully engineer at our facility. CRAS students have always been tops on my list. They are prepared and knowledgeable and fit into our pace of everyday recording. This is important as we don’t have time or energy to retrain students for the real world of studio recording.

— Rick Barnes, RAX Trax

CRAS is a place that offers a very well rounded education for anyone with an interest in audio. It teaches you everything from the basic fundamentals that you need to get somewhere in the industry. Not only is the staff extremely good at what they do, they teach you things in a hands on world filled with some of the best equipment that you will run into in the following stages of your career.

— John Mullers, Flux Studios, NYC

I am always happy to bring on a CRAS graduate at my studio. I know prior to offering any training that they have some real studio experience, are knowledgeable in signal flow and have an understanding of how to use and maintain the studio equipment.

— Jesse Rothman, Penthouse Recording Studios, NYC

Internship FAQ’s

1. 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.

2. 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 IN101 required hours on campus and through various internship opportunities in the Phoenix area. Following class completion, any remaining IN101 and IN201 internship hours must be fulfilled off campus within 12 weeks

3. 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.

4. 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!

5. 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.

6. 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.

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