Learn how to create sound and oral history
July 25, 2022

Teens, make your voices heard! Are you interested in learning about professional careers in film, radio, television, and community history? Ready to start interviewing your family and community members? This summer the Sacramento Public Library presents SoundConnect, a 3-week paid internship where you will learn how to create your own sound and oral history projects from professionals and use those skills to interview performers and community organizations at an outdoor Summer Reading event on Saturday, August 20.

SoundConnect is open to youth ages 14 to 19 years old who live or attend school in the City of Sacramento. To check your eligibility enter your home address, or the address of the school you attend using this tool.

Interested participants must be able to attend a virtual interview and guardian or parental permission is required if you are accepted into the program. Most sessions will take place on Zoom and closed captioning will be provided.
If selected, participants will spend 40 hours on this learning and service-based project and will earn a $500 stipend upon completion.   

SoundConnect starts on August 16 with virtual meetings from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 8/16, 8/23 & 8/30
  • Wednesday 8/17, 8/24 & 8/31
  • Thursday 8/18, 8/25 & 9/1
  • ​Friday  8/19, 8/26 & 9/2

SoundConnect will have an additional in person session Saturday, August 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McClatchy Park in Sacramento.

Applications are now closed.

Participants must have a computer or internet enabled device with Zoom installed to participate and are expected to be actively engaged during this program, including having cameras and microphones on during sessions. Participants can also expect to work in teams throughout. More information will be provided during the application process.  

For more information, contact Ricardo Ramirez at

Funding for this program provided by SacYouthWorks 2022, The City of Sacramento, Pro Youth and Families Collective.