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Acoustic Mapping Intern

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Date: Nov 21, 2022

Location: San Francisco, US

Company: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.




Join the leader in entertainment innovation and help us design the future. 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. We offer a collegial culture, challenging projects, and excellent compensation and benefits,not to mention a Flex Work approach that is truly flexible to support where, when, and how you do your best work. 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!  



The Acoustic Mapping team is seeking an intern to help explore the future of an exciting new technology! The intern will investigate data-driven and/or AI techniques for extracting spatial information from acoustic data. This includes leveraging acoustic simulations and data augmentation techniques, experimenting with different neural network topologies, and data mining real-world acoustic captures for relevant trends and statistics. Prototyping and testing algorithms will involve programming in Python and may involve MATLAB, C, or C++ depending on the project trajectory. At the end of the internship period, you’ll present your work to the Sound Technology Research department and document it in a final report – which may also culminate in an academic paper or IP filing. 



The project content can be tailored to the individual, but the relevant skills include: 

  • Keen interest in audio and acoustics 

  • Strong programming skills: 

  • Proficiency with Python required 

  • Familiarity with PyTorch, MATLAB, C/C++ desired 

  • Strong signal processing skills 

  • Demonstrable experience with applied AI 

  • Demonstrable experience with data mining / analysis 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 


We recognize that applying to internships can be a daunting process, especially if you have not had any previous internships, or if this is a new field of interest to you. Even if you do not have previous professional experience to meet the listed qualifications, we will consider relevant project, volunteer, and extracurricular experiences, and we encourage you to include them on your resume and apply. 



Working towards a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field. Must be available to work full-time Monday–Friday for 3 months starting from January 2023 - April 2023. 


Start date for the internship is as follows: (*note* this date is not flexible) 

  • Monday, January 30, 2023 



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.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland