Student Opportunities 2018-19

This list of resources is updated regularly as TDPS is notified of new opportunities. If you would like to list an opportunity or resource, please email


(Some opportunities below have corresponding deadlines)

Aurora Theatre – Berkeley
Bay Area Children’s Theatre
The Bay School – San Francisco
Berkeley United in Cultural Literacy (BUILD) – Teach kids to read! – UC Berkeley
Bridging Berkeley – Math Mentor! – UC Berkeley
Cal Shakes – Berkeley, CA
Camp Wicosuta – Camp counselor – Hebron, NH
City of Berkeley Recreation Activity Leader & Playground Leader Trainee
CounterPulse Theater – San Francisco
Fund for Public Interest – Activist jobs with Environment America – U.S. locations
Golden Thread Theatre Company – San Francisco
Institute of Reading Development – Teach reading classes! – U.S. locations
Joffrey Ballet School – New York City

Pre College TRIO Programs – Teach summer courses to high school students! – UC Berkeley
San Francisco Ballet – Auditions & Employment
Steve and Kate’s Camp – Year-round and summer jobs with kids! – SF Bay Area
Xlab – Lab participant – UC Berkeley


Actors Theatre — Louisville, KY
Alameda Civic Ballet – Alameda, CA
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – New York, NY
American Conservatory Theater
(A.C.T.) – San Francisco, CA
American Dance Festival – Durham, NC 
The American Repertory Theater – Cambridge, MA
Arena Stage – Washington DC
Asolo Repertory Theater – Sarasota, FL
Axis Dance – Summer Internship – Oakland, CA

Barter Theatre – Abingdon, VA
Berkeley Repertory Theatre – Berkeley, CA
Capital StageSacramento, CA
Classic Stage Company – New York, NY
Cleveland Play House – Cleveland, OH
Croswell Opera House – Adrian, MI
Dance Mission Theater – San Francisco, CA
Eugene O’Neill Theater Center – Waterford, CT
Flyaway Productions paid summer internship for GIRLFLY Program, July 1-27, 2019
Great River Shakespeare Festival – Winona, MN
Haas Institute Summer Fellowship — Berkeley, CA
Joffrey Ballet School – New York City
Jujamcyn Theaters – New York, NY
Kollaboration SF – Seeking Pacific Islander UC Berkeley students in entertainment/media
Magic Theatre – San Francisco, CA
The Naples Players – Naples, FL
Oregon Shakespeare Festival – Ashland, OR
Playhouse on the Square – Memphis, TN
Playwrights Foundation Summer Festival – San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Mime Troupe Collective – San Francisco, CA
Santa Cruz Shakespeare – Santa Cruz, CA
Shakespeare & Company – Lenox, MA
Seattle Repertory Theatre Professional Arts Training Program – Seattle, WA
Stage Directors And Choreographers (SDC) National Union – New York, NY
Transcendence Theatre Apprenticeships – Sonoma, CA
Walnut Street Theatre Professional Apprentice Program – Philadelphia, PA

Study Away Opportunities

The Archa Theatre International Summer School – Aug. 23–Sep. 6, 2019 – Czech Republic
Çudamani Summer Programs
– Indonesia
European Innovation Academy – Cascais, Portugal
ImPulsTanz – Austria
JUNTOS Collective – works with university students to provide dance workshops/performances in underserved communities
Kibbutz Summer Intensive 2019 – Israel
London Theatre: Winter Edition
– London | info on the Oxford Berkeley Program
Movement: Directing/Teaching Lab – Austria
Movement Exchange – Panama or Brazil
The School at Jacob’s Pillow – Becket, MA
Shakespeare Academy – Stratford, CT
Somatic Education Program at Moving On Center — Berkeley, CA
Sorbonne Nouvelle University Theatre Summer School – Paris-Avignon, France
UC Davis Study Abroad Opportunities
Urban Bush Women – Phoenix, AZ
West African Dance Abroad – Ghana

Performance Opportunities / Gigs

Please check back for performance opportunities.

Performances and Events

Please check back for performances and events.


Please check back for scholarship opportunities.


Get One Year of Free Access to Backstage (online audition/casting resource) — UC Berkeley students get one year of unlimited auditions and casting access for free. Use Code: getcastcaliforniaberkeley

Hope Mohr Dance 2019 Bridge Project — Workshop/Audition — San Francisco — Aug. 10–11, 2019
$50 discount on workshop with discount code STUDENT2019–2020

Bay Area Casting for Season Four of 13 Reasons WhyContact Steven O’Connor at

[DR. ELLMAN] Male, 30s-60s, ANY ETHNICITY. A no-nonsense psychiatrist who cares deeply for his patients. Despite his tough-love approach, he is fully committed to their health and healing, which sometimes means challenging them, asking tough questions, couching his innate warmth in a colder shell…SERIES REGULAR (ONE YEAR DEAL).

[DANIELA] Female, over 18 to play 14-15, to portray LATINX. Young but perceptive, still learning the ways of the high-school world, friendly but guarded. Starting high school while grieving a recent loss, she’s going through a time of transition and self-exploration. Sensing that there are secrets at her new school that may unlock mysteries around her recent loss, she takes an interest in a group of students who may know more than they’re letting on…RECURRING GUEST STAR.

[DIEGO TORRES] Male, over 18 to play 17-18, to portray LATINX. Charming, loyal, brutally tough. A football player whose fun and flirtatious façade masks a deep-seated aggression. He doesn’t let anyone get away with messing with his team, even if means intimidation or violence…RECURRING GUEST STAR.

[TED WYNN] Male, 30s-40s, to portray CAUCASIAN. A suspicious, overbearing school resource officer who believes he’s doing the right thing in keeping a tight leash on the kids he’s tasked to protect.  A good and well-trained cop, his extra close attention to students of color nevertheless reveals an underlying racism…RECURRING GUEST STAR.

[DEAN OF DISCIPLINE] Character portrayed is male, any ethnicity, in his 40s+. He’s the stern new Dean of Discipline who must try and track down a student who vandalized school property. RECURRING GUEST STAR

[OFFICER] Character portrayed is male, any ethnicity, 30s-40s. A school resource officer with little patience for students who don’t listen to his instructions. CO-STAR

[MS. OAKLEY] Character portrayed is female, any ethnicity, in her 30s+. She’s imposing and no nonsense. She keeps students in line on a school field trip. CO-STAR.

[AMANDA] Character portrayed is female, any ethnicity, in her 20s. She’s a campus tour guide at a local university. She’s perky and likes her job, even when those on the tour give her a hard time. CO-STAR.

[GRAYSON] Character portrayed is male, any ethnicity, in his 20s. He’s the president of a fraternity on campus. He tries to figure out who two random people are at his party. CO-STAR.

UC Berkeley Resources/Prizes

Berkeley Center for New Media
Big Ideas Contest Prizes for students with creative solutions to social challenges: Art + Social Change!
Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association
Career Center
EECS Careers
Global Urban Humanities 
Institute of European Studies
Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
Jacobs Institute for Design
Labor Center
Student Media Live is an opportunity for students who are part of a campus media organization to showcase their work.
Teach For America – over 1,300 Cal grads have joined, and the organization offers full salary and benefits.
Transfer Center


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