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Sound Tech Software Research Intern (Summer 2021)

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Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: San Francisco, California, US

Company: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

The world is changing as we know it. It’s more important than ever that communications and entertainment services are available to users to connect wherever they may be. Here at Dolby, our mission is to enable experiences that transcend expectations and reach the spectacular. We need your creative solutions and diverse thought. The Dolby U internship program offers impactful, project-based work experience in a collaborative, creative environment where you work side by side with industry leaders. 


Amplify your insatiable curiosity by implementing real-world solutions that revolutionize how people communicate and how entertainment is created, delivered, and enjoyed worldwide. For any student seeking to gain invaluable expertise through meaningful, personal contributions, we invite you to join us in continuing to design a future where technology meets entertainment! 


This is a rare opportunity to join a cutting-edge Sound Research team working with world-class engineers and researchers on cutting edge technologies, as well as continue your learning through a dynamic on the job experience. You’ll need to have solid C++ skills, with some UI knowledge, and any exposure to Audio plug-in development is highly regarded.  
The internship program has been created with the intention of bringing the next generation of engineering and research talent to Dolby; participation in the program is a bonus when it comes to consideration for full-time opportunities within the company.


As a Sound Tech Research Intern, you will be responsible for building a prototype audio Plug-in for interaction with sound mixers and content creators.  



  • Strong C++ skills
  • Exposure and/or experience in developing audio plug-in (such as VST, AAX or AU), including familiarity with the JUCE framework, or equivalent
  • Familiarity with MATLAB and audio effects signal processing 
  • Some experience with user interface development 
  • High level written and verbal communication in both general and technology-specific applications
  • Ability to work independently when required



  • Working towards a degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related field; recent grads who are within 1 year of graduation are also eligible to apply
  • Must be available to work full-time Monday – Friday for 3 months between May/June 2021 – Aug/Sept 2021. Start dates for the internship are as follows: (*note* these dates are not flexible)
    • Monday, May 24, 2021
    • Monday, June 14, 2021
    • Monday, June 21, 2021
  • COVID UPDATE: This internship will be remote until further notice. Should conditions change, and we can safely allow employees to return to our campuses, there is a possibility of returning to onsite work. 


Dolby will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco Police Code, Article 49, and Administrative Code, Article 12


Equal Employment Opportunity:
Dolby is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our success depends on the combined skills and talents of all our employees. We are committed to making employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, family status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

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