REEDSBURG, WI — Sound Devices (www.sounddevices.com) is hosting local students at its Reedsburg headquarters as part of a new summer internship program. From June 17 through August 30, four students selected by the company from Reedsburg Area High School will gain hands-on engineering and computer programming experience.
The paid internship was developed by Sound Devices’ VP of finance Lisa Wiedenfeld and is taking place at the company’s 27,000-square-foot facility, where it manufactures audio mixers, audio recorders, and video recorders that can be used in feature film, episodic television, documentary and news production. They also offers solutions for acoustical test-and-measurement applications.
“Wisconsin has a rich history of inventors, entrepreneurs and manufacturers. This program is our way to help carry on this tradition and foster a future of strong technical-minded people,” says Wiedenfeld, who worked alongside Jeff Hoeft of Sound Devices and Larry Judge at Reedsburg Area High School to start the program.
Following an application process, the company identified high-achieving students who are considering a career in engineering to receive hands-on training in the field. As part of the internship, the students will rotate through various roles within the company over the course of the 11 weeks, including marketing, service repair and production. They will also gain exposure to Sound Devices products, company, industry and staff.
PHOTO: Jon Tatooles, co-founder and VP of business development; Lisa Wiedenfeld, VP of finance and HR; Jacqueline Anderson, intern; Josh Bergman, intern; Micah Bennett, intern; Josh DeBaets, intern; Jeff Hoeft, senior electronics technician.