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Calling aspiring producers aged 18-25 in Yorkshire!

Updated: Dec 19, 2023


We are ready to kickstart careers in partnership with Youth Music


Applications are now open until January 19th 2024


Apply here





Sonic Youth, backed by Youth Music will launch the production careers of two young people who are passionate about audio and electronic music. The 8 month long scheme will start in January 2024, based in Yorkshire and will give 2 successful interns professional level production skills, access to industry networks, career coaching and a professional portfolio of work.


We work with some of the biggest names in electronic music including Defected, Alok, Claptone, Nora En Pure, Sister Bliss, Deadmau5, Don Diablo and Korolova and are the biggest suppliers of electronic music radio programmes in the world.


Applicants have until midnight on January 12th 2024 to apply and need to be aged 18-25 from the date the scheme commences, they don’t need to have qualifications or previous work experience, they do need to live in Yorkshire and be able to demonstrate passion for electronic music and the audio industry and a raw skillset.



For more information and to apply please follow the link here


And for any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected]



Details of the internship: One trainee will be dedicated to learning how to make an electronic music radio show and the other producer a professional speech based podcast.


They will learn the production skills to create a radio shows or podcast including creative development, editing, scripting and managing talent and will have access to industry mentors suited to their individual career goals and skill set.


Terms & Conditions:

  • Applicants need to be between 18-25 on the date the scheme commences Jan 2024.

  • They will need to be available to complete the programme (Jan 2024 - Sept 27th 2024)

  • They need to live in Yorkshire to be eligible.

  • The scheme will consist of working  2 x 7 hour days per week, 65 days in total.

  • Working from This Is Distorted’s office in Leeds on a Monday & Wednesday is mandatory for training and tech.

  • Applicants will be paid an hourly rate of £10.90

  • Applicants will be given access to support funds to go towards costs you incur during the scheme to a maximum of £1500.



This project is backed by Youth Music, thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery.

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