Apprenticeship Program

Make your passion your profession.

Become a Spy Hop apprentice to get the skills you need to get the job you want! By becoming a film, design, audio, or music apprentice you will have the opportunity to work on client and personal projects to strengthen your skills and build your portfolio. Jobs such as social media content producer, game designer, concert/music producer, graphic designer, video content producer, audio engineer, or sound designer are all examples of career paths that would be available to you to pursue through higher education or direct apprenticeship to job pipelines. By successfully completing a two-month apprenticeship you can earn a $200 stipend for your work. 

Apprenticeship Program Details:

  • The apprenticeship program is offered three times per year: fall, spring, and summer.
  • The apprenticeship program is intended for intermediate to advanced students and will work at a fast pace. If you have any questions, please contact the program mentor directly to discuss your interests and skills.
  • The apprenticeship program mimics the expectations of an employer/employee relationship. Just like a job, there is an interview requirement prior to being accepted into the program. After completing the online application, prospective students will be contacted by the program mentor to schedule a one-on-one Zoom interview. The interview is simply a way for the mentor and student to get to know each other and to assess interests, skill level, and set expectations for the program. Prospective students will be notified prior to the start of class of their acceptance into the program.
  • Students are expected to complete all projects in order to earn a stipend.

Access to Gear and Technology Matters

We believe that access to high-quality gear, technology, and equipment should not be a barrier to being an active participant in your community. Spy Hop provides professional gear and software for all participating students in classes at the Kahlert Youth Media Art Center. Professional gear is available to rent for FREE for students who may need to use gear and equipment outside of class time for assignments and special projects.

Please review Spy Hop’s Gear Check-Out Policies.

Current and Upcoming Sessions

Paid Apprenticeship
Intermediate
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January 9 – May 17

Audio Apprenticeship Spring 2023

Ages 13 - 19

Earn a $200 stipend as an Audio Apprentice to learn the ins and outs of audio engineering and music production as a career.

FREE – $200 stipend available
Paid Apprenticeship
Intermediate
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January 9 – May 17

Music Promotion Apprenticeship Spring 2023

Ages 13 - 19

Be a part of the local music scene and become a Music Promotion Apprentice! Book local youth bands, host live concerts and create promotional posters and digital assets.

Free – $200 Stipend available
Apprenticeship
Introductory
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January 9 – May 17

Film Apprenticeship 1

Ages 13 - 19

Build your personal and professional filmmaking skill sets, create film treatments, learn the basics of screenwriting, and how to use film cameras and editing software.

Paid Apprenticeship
Intermediate
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January 9 – May 17

Film Apprenticeship 2

Ages 13 - 19

Learn about pre-production, production, and post-production as you create commercial and client-based work. And, you’ll have the opportunity to earn a $200 stipend for your work.

Paid Apprenticeship
Intermediate
Design Apprenticeship
January 9 – May 17

Design Apprenticeship Spring 2023

Ages 13 - 19

Earn a $200 stipend as a Design Apprentice and learn about what it takes to make design your career!

Free – $200 Stipend available