Paid Film and Sound Recording Internships for Kids 13+

By Courtney Daly-Pavone June 10, 2022

Okay we're very excited to announce these free classes and paid internships for teens interested in film, sound recording and more! 

Filmaking $550 Stipend

This six-week course provides participants with workforce-related training in film. At the end of the program, students are given a $550 stipend and are placed with an internship with the City of San Diego.

Ages: 16-30

Dates: July 11th – August 19th

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4-6PM

Registration and More information:

In partnership with UCSD's music department, Media Arts Center is teaching the following audio classes, which can be registered for on this page:

Beatmaking $300 Stipend

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am-1pm

Session 1: July 5-28

Session 2: Aug 2-30

Session 3: Sept 6-29, weekdays & times TBD

Program description:

Interested in doing music production for hip hop, EDM, and other pop music? The first thing you’ll need is a solid beat! UCSD is bringing a beatmaking class in the City Heights Library’s new Idea Lab to teach an introductory course on the world of digital music production. The program is open to students 13+ and will include a $300 stipend for the 4 week course. No previous experience necessary and space is limited.

Film Composing

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 – 8 pm

Session 1: July 6-July 27

Session 2: Aug 1-Aug 31

Session 3: Sept 5- Sept 28

Program description:

Are you an emerging filmmaker who wants to learn how to fit music to your work? UCSD is teaching a film composition class in the City Heights Library’s new Idea Lab. The program is for experienced filmmakers ready for a new skill set, but is open to anyone 13+. Participants will learn beginning and more advanced techniques for creating and setting music to film with experienced composers. No musical background necessary, and participation is free!


Saturdays 2-6 pm

Session 1: July 2-July 30

Session 2: Aug 6-Aug 27

Session 3: Sept 3-Sept 24

Program description:

Anyone with a smart phone probably has a podcast that they are looking forward to listening to. Do you have a story? Do you want to learn about perhaps the most pervasive entertainment genre of our time? UCSD is teaching a podcasting class in the City Heights Library’s new Idea Lab. Any community members interested in learning about podcasting are welcome, whether total beginners who want to get started or those with previous experience looking to take their skills to the next level. Participants will learn about strory-boarding, basic recording and editing, setting music to narrative, and more. Applications are open to anyone 13+, but we are happy to work with people of all ages. Walk-in participants are welcome!

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