2018-19 Mentors

The SCL Mentor Intern Program has been designed to help introduce select SCL Associate Members to the industry. Separate programs are run in both Los Angeles and New York.

Qualification for admission requires the applicant to be a current SCL Associate Member. An applicant will be ruled ineligible if credits qualify them for a higher level of SCL membership.

Selected applicants should be living in the Los Angeles or New York City areas and be available to go to sessions during business hours. Most sessions are in the afternoon, but are scheduled at times that the mentors are available.

It should be noted this internship is unpaid, and mentors are volunteering their time. These opportunities cannot always be confirmed with a lot of prior notice. However, efforts will be made to provide details as far ahead as possible.

During the course of the program, the interns have the opportunity to interface with working composers, many of whom sit on the SCL Board of Directors and represent the business of scoring in all genres. Activities can include tours of major production houses, invitations to recording sessions, meetings with major agents, music attorneys, engineers, music editors, orchestrators, music copyists, conductors and performing musicians, among others.

Interns (up to eight per session) will be selected to participate in each term.


The application process will be posted on this page as soon as applications are open for the next season. Meanwhile, stay tuned to our social media feeds for news regarding the mentor program. For those who would like to prepare ahead of time, the application process entails submitting the following to the SCL:

  • MP3s of original film score music, or links to websites, Soundcloud links or DropBox links to electronic film score material totaling no more than 5 minutes of music. PDFs of scores should be included.
  • A statement no longer than one page indicating what the applicant hopes to gain from the intern/mentor experience, as well as the applicant’s goals as a film/television composer.
  • A one-page resume with education credentials and credits, including all current and previous internships and workshops.
  • Optional: Vimeo or YouTube link to Reel.

Applications for both the Los Angeles and New York programs are slated to open up in late fall.