Student Opportunities

This page is updated regularly as TDPS is notified of new opportunities. Corresponding deadlines are listed when available. If you would like to list an opportunity or resource, please email

Performing Arts


Please check back for opportunities.

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Please check back for opportunities.

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Offer Expires: June 2020


2020 San Francisco Transgender Film Festival

Submissions Due by July 15  |  $15 Entry Fee

The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) seeks entries for its 2020 Festival (Online, Nov. 12–15). This year SFTFF is prioritizing films that are or less. SFTFF accepts narrative, documentary, experimental, animated films and music videos. All work should be created by transgender/genderqueer people.


Ongoing Opportunities — Greater Bay Area

American Conservatory Theater Fellowship Program — San Francisco, CA

Axis Dance Company Jobs & Internships — Oakland, CA

Berkeley Repertory Theatre Fellowships — Berkeley, CA

Kollaboration SF Fellowship Program — San Francisco, CA

Magic Theatre Fellowships & Internships — San Francisco, CA

Playwrights Foundation Internships & Fellowships — San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Mime Troupe Summer Internships — San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Opera Internships — San Francisco, CA

Review Bay Area Plays for Theatrius — Greater Bay Area

Transcendence Theatre Apprenticeships — Sonoma, CA

Ongoing Opportunities — Beyond the Bay Area

Actors Theatre — Louisville, KY

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater — New York, NY

American Dance Festival — Durham, NC 

The American Repertory Theater — Cambridge, MA

Arena Stage — Washington DC

Asolo Repertory Theater — Sarasota, FL

Barter Theatre — Abingdon, VA

Capital Stage — Sacramento, CA

Classic Stage Company — New York, NY

Cleveland Play House — Cleveland, OH

Come on Out – English Camp Summer Internship — Japan

Croswell Opera House — Adrian, MI

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center — Waterford, CT

Great River Shakespeare Festival — Winona, MN

Joffrey Ballet School — New York, NY

Jujamcyn Theaters — New York, NY

The Naples Players — Naples, FL

Oregon Shakespeare Festival — Ashland, OR

Playhouse on the Square — Memphis, TN

The Public Theatre — New York, NY

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

Walnut Street Theatre Professional Apprentice Program — Philadelphia, PA


Palo Alto Players Seeking Lighting / Set Designers for Men on Boats

Applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and portfolio to Scott Ludwig,

Stipend is $1,000 (lighting design) and $1,200 (set design) payable on opening night (Jan. 16, 2021)

Female, trans, and non-binary designers are strongly encouraged. 

Palo Alto Players Seeking Lighting Designer for Swing

Palo Alto Players is seeking an experienced Lighting Designer for our upcoming production of the musical Swing, performing November 7–22, 2020. We have an experienced resident staff and offer a competitive budget for crew overhire. Stipend is $1500. Performances are November 7–22, 2020 (preview November 6)

Send a letter of interest and resume to Scott Ludwig,

Ongoing Opportunities

Alonzo King LINES Ballet — San Francisco, CA

Aurora Theatre — Berkeley, CA

Bay Area Children’s Theatre

Berkeley Arts + Design Jobs and Internships Search

Berkeley Repertory Theatre — Berkeley, CA

CounterPulse Theater — San Francisco, CA

Golden Thread Theatre Company — San Francisco, CA

Joffrey Ballet School — New York, NY

San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco Opera


Gritty City Repertory New Works Program

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Stipend: $100 (table read), $250 (staged reading)

The New Works Program features two opportunities: the Staged Reading Series and Table Read Tuesdays, both of which take place multiple times over the course of our 2020–2021 season.

The Staged Reading Series is a program for Gritty City Repertory to support the creation of dynamic new work by playwrights of color. This season's 4 staged readings will focus, respectively, on the themes of Education, Decolonization, Love and Juneteenth.

Table Read Tuesdays are a vehicle for Gritty City Repertory to find new work with potential for future production by our youth ensemble. We are actively seeking to commission and support playwrights in developing work that fits our unique needs — large cast size, characters in their teens, twenties, thirties, and other details you can find on our submission guidelines page.

Your Worst Nightmare Short Play Festival

Submissions Due by Aug. 15  |  $10 Entry Fee

Strange Prescription Productions is seeking submissions for the first annual Your Worst Nightmare Short Play Festival to be produced at the Shelton Theater in San Francisco November 6th and 7th.


Performing Arts Student Groups at UC Berkeley

Bay Area Volunteer Opportunities

42nd St Moon (Musical Theater) — San Francisco

African American Shakespeare Company — San Francisco

Alonzo King LINES Ballet — San Francisco

Bay Area Musicals — San Francisco

Berkeley Repertory Theater

Bindlestiff Studio — San Francisco

Brava for Women in the Arts — San Francisco

Cal Shakes — Orinda

CounterPulse (Performance Space) — San Francisco

Crowded Fire Theater — San Francisco

Custom Made Theatre — San Francisco

Cutting Ball Theater — San Francisco

Luna Dance Institute — Berkeley

Marin Theatre Company — Mill Valley

The Marsh — Berkeley & San Francisco

San Francisco Playhouse

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival

San Jose Stage

Shotgun Players (Theater) — Berkeley

Theatre Rhinoceros — San Francisco

Ubuntu Theater Project — Oakland

Academic / Educational


Please check back for opportunties.


Shawl-Anderson Dance Center: Virtual Movement Classes & Online Resources

Offerings from the community include "Gaga People" with James Graham (TDPS Dance Lecturer) and a "MoTor/Music Body Music Workshop"​ with Evie Ladin (recent TDPS Guest Artist).

Dancing Alone Together

Dance-based online classes, dance-making prompts and communities, and streamed dance performances

The Slate by Backstage

Stay Active While Isolated With Backstage's Digital Seminars


Dance West Fest — Salt Lake City, UT

European Innovation Academy — Portugal

ImPulsTanz — Austria

JUNTOS Collective — Works with university students to provide dance workshops/performances in underserved communities

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

UC Berkeley Washington Program — Washington, DC

UC Education Abroad Programs — 40+ Countries

UC Davis Study Abroad Opportunities

Urbanity Dance Summer Intensives — Boston, MA

Please Note: Although TDPS does basic vetting of these opportunities, this list does not imply endorsement of any organization or individual. Whenever possible, the Department will provide links to credible information about each opportunity's sponsor. If you have a serious concern regarding an opportunity, please contact the TDPS Undergraduate Advisor,