Because internships fill up very quickly, you should apply 3–6 months in advance. And because of the high demand for relatively few positions, we must narrow consideration to students currently attending college, preferably entering their junior or senior year.
Can I get school credit for my internship?
Yes. Depending on the requirements set forth by your college, we can usually ensure you get as many hours as you need to qualify, as well as fill out the necessary paperwork — even grade your performance — for your school.
Are there dorms or places to stay if I'm not from the Fort Wayne area?
Although we do not have specific housing opportunities for interns, we can help point you to the more affordable hotels and apartments in the area. Many interns also choose to stay with local friends or relatives. Please take this expense into consideration before you apply.
Do interns ever get hired by Sweetwater as employees?
Yes, a LOT of them! Being an intern is a great opportunity to see inside Sweetwater and determine if it might interest to you after graduation. Plus, an internship allows you to demonstrate your skills, character, and work ethic. Although we can't guarantee you a position with the company after you've graduated, it certainly doesn't hurt to give us a chance to get to know you!
Is there a dress code?
You bet. No jeans and T-shirts here. This is a professional work environment. The dress code is professional business casual. We'll also expect you to conduct yourself in a professional manner in every way while here. That includes proper attendance.
As a company, we love having students working alongside us, sharing in practical knowledge and real-world work experience. Two of our departments currently offer internships, in a variety of disciplines:
We have internships available year-round in our Recording Studio for college students majoring in Music Technology/Audio Production and Engineering, or in some cases, Music Business. Typical internships are 40 hours per week for four weeks. Although the internship is unpaid (as is the custom in the recording industry), it's an amazing opportunity to observe how a world-class studio functions, as well as to learn a lot more about tracking, mixing, mastering, interfacing with customers, and producing both music and commercials. Depending on qualifications, you may also spend part of the internship in our Performance Theatre doing live sound, or being involved in some minor video applications.
We offer a variety of internships in our Marketing Department. Many paid and unpaid internships are available year-round, and can be customized around your class schedule. These include:
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Intern - Graphic Design
You will be creating collateral pieces, brochures, direct mailers, signage, and event-driven marketing. Our just-in-time environment means you'll be designing under real-world tight deadlines, in a fluid and fast paced environment, and interfacing with other designers, photographers, writers, programmers, and product managers.
- Proficient and adept in Adobe InDesign 5.0 or later
- Proficient and adept in Adobe Photoshop 5.0 or later
- Personal organization necessary for working in a fast-paced
- Quickly interpret client's expectations into purposeful,
effective graphics and layout
- Has a good handle on fonts and typography
- Meticulous attention to specifics and details
- Healthy understanding of production/printing techniques
Please submit samples/portfolio to:
Our copy-editing/copywriting intern will work directly with our copy editor in Sweetwater's fast-paced, deadline-driven marketing department. He or she will handle editing/writing duties for a broad range of marketing content, including web copy, print-ad content, e-mail correspondences, print-catalog content, and press releases. In addition to possessing solid grammar and writing skills, the ideal candidate will be comfortable working both independently and in a team setting.
-Strong grammar and punctuation knowledge
-Excellent writing skills
-Ability to revise and refine poorly written copy
-Above-average eye for detail
-Ability to manage time efficiently
-Willingness to learn and adhere to company style guidelines
-Proofreading experience is ideal
-Mac proficiency is a plus
*Candidates will be required to take a writing/editing test.
Please send resume/portfolio to email@example.com.
Candidates should be majoring in a graphic design field, ideally focused on web design. Candidates should be proficient in Photoshop and image optimization. HTML/CSS experience is a strong plus. You'll need great attention to detail and an eye for great design, layout, color, and product presentation. You will be asked to send a portfolio of your work.
Please send samples/portfolio to:
Candidates should be majoring in a field that specifically encompasses audio production, audio engineering, and music technology. Our studios primarily track and mix "inside the box" using Pro Tools, so you will need to know digital recording. Depending on your experience, you may also be utilized in assisting with live sound in our Performance Theatre.
Our summer internships have been filled. We are currently accepting applications for the fall semester.
To apply, fill out the online application under "Current Openings" for the position you desire. You are free to send a supporting electronic resume to our Vice President of Human Resources, Jeff McDonald, but we'll first need to have you fill out our online application. If you have questions, feel free to call (800) 222-4700 and ask for our Career Center.
Human Resources Department
Sweetwater Sound, Inc.
5501 U.S. Hwy 30 W
Fort Wayne, IN 46818