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 tdps@berkeley.edu


Recent Opportunities

Last Updated: March 26, 2020

Auditions / Casting

Calls for Submissions / Media / Publishing

Calls for Submissions


Call for Latinx Choreographers for FLACC 2020: ¡El Grito!

Submissions Due by April 30

Since 2014, FLACC has provided a platform of visibility and inclusivity for over 50 resistant, queer, indigenous, and hybrid choreographers of the Latinx diaspora who cross cultural, physical, and aesthetic borders of tradition to abstraction. This year, our 7th annual Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers will host 4 choreographers at Dance Mission Theater and 3 choreographers creating public art interventions in San Francisco.

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops


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

Discounts & Promotions

Discounts & Promotions


One Free Year of Access to Backstage.com for Berkeley Students

Promo Code: getcastcaliforniaberkeley

Offer Expires: June 2020

Internships / Fellowships / Apprenticeships

Internships / Fellowships / Apprenticeships


Magic Theatre Apprenticeships & Internships (San Francisco)

Applications Due by March 31, 2020

A Magic Theatre apprenticeship is for you if you are planning a career in theatre and have a passion for new play development and production. Magic Theatre apprentices and interns receive hands-on training and experience while working side-by-side with top theatre professionals. Apprentices and interns participate in every aspect of operating a mid-sized theatre company, from full participation in staff meetings and strategy discussions to sharing in everyday administrative and production tasks, fund-raising, and script reading, contributing to both short- and long-term organizational endeavors.


Literary Intern for San Francisco Shakespeare Festival

The Literary Intern assists with research and program notes, dramaturgical files, and social media promotion. The intern must be available in May for pre-production discussions and research and for all rehearsals June 9 – July 12.


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

Green Corps Environmental Organizing Fellowships — Various Locations

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

Jobs & Gigs

Jobs & Gigs


Student Project Assistant for UC Berkeley Art Practice Professor

Professor Jill Miller is seeking a student to assist with a new public art project. This project is in collaboration with the Berkeley Art Center from Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 and will be focused on lost and found Berkeley foods/recipes/remedies, especially those that reflect political and historical moments. The assistant would work with Professor Miller during the research phase of this project. A student with some experience using archives is ideal but not required. Initial explorations will focus on the Bancroft Library, Berkeley Historical Society, and the Berkeley history collection at the public library.

The assistant will work approximately 5-8 hours per week including weekly meetings with Professor Miller. Job details include: identifying possible historical recipes/remedies in various archives, visiting libraries and collections to review documents, creating a timeline and profiles for recipe sources, and assisting in general tasks that arise. The assistant will receive a stipend that comes to approximately $15-20/hour depending on level of experience.

Interested students should email jillmiller@berkeley.edu with the subject "Project Assistant" and describe their interest in the position and relevant experience.


Performing Arts Camp Seeking School Activities Leader (Pleasanton, CA)

uCamps is seeking an energetic and charismatic individual to be trained to go into drama classes in middle schools and high schools around the Bay Area to lead drama games and promote our performing arts summer camp. We are looking for someone who is available one to two days per week. The pay is $17 per hour plus commission, plus travel expenses. Contact Kenna "Bean" Campbell, uCamps Administrative Director, (415) 240-685 or info@ucamps.org


Experimental Social Science Laboratory (Xlab) Study Participants

All experiments conducted at Xlab are computerized social science studies that typically last between an hour to two hours. Participants earn $20/hour on average every time they participate. For more information, visit xlab.berkeley.edu


Summer 2020 — Master of Fun & Games at Camp Augusta (Nevada City, CA)

Magickeer extraordinaire wanted with a passion for making wish, wonder and surprise a reality. Responsibilities include designing and organizing intricate Evening Programs and daily Playstations (Augusta's version of camper's choice). The limits of what the MF&G can accomplish has yet to be seen! This role requires heaping amounts of creativity, people and group management skills, and a organizational and critical mind. The MF&G will occasionally teach activities and may have the opportunity to be a cabin counselor at times throughout the summer.


TDPS alumna seeking part-time administrative assistant (El Cerrito)

TDPS alumna Karen Grassle is seeking a detail-oriented student to assist with light administrative tasks, such as processing fan mail and organizing contact lists. Must have transportation to be able to pick up/drop off projects at Karen's home in El Cerrito. Time commitment would be a few hours per week. Compensation: $17/hour. If interested, please email jamie@herdingcatsconcierge.com with your resume along with a little blurb about what you're studying and why you'd be a good fit for a part time admin gig.


The Institute of Reading Development — Summer 2020 Jobs

The Institute of Reading Development offers summer reading skills programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide. Since 1970, the Institute's teachers have helped over 3 million students master valuable reading skills and develop a lifelong love of reading. Programs designed by the Institute give students the right skills, books, and experiences that result in greater success in school and beyond.

We are currently hiring hard-working, encouraging people with a passion for reading to teach our summer programs. As an Institute teacher you will:

  • Earn more than $10,000 in one summer. Our full-time teachers typically earn $815-$950 per week.
  • Improve your teaching skills and confidence during our comprehensive, paid training program.
  • Gain over 400 hours of classroom teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 4-year-olds to adults.
  • Help your students become successful readers with a love of great books.
  • We are seeking applicants from any academic discipline. All applicants must have an undergraduate degree or higher in their field before the start of our teaching season.

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

The Bay School — San Francisco, CA

City of Berkeley Recreation — Berkeley CA

CounterPulse Theater — San Francisco, CA

Golden Thread Theatre Company — San Francisco, CA

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society — Berkeley, CA

Joffrey Ballet School — New York, NY

San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco Opera

Steve and Kate’s Camp — San Francisco Bay Area

Xlab (Experimental Social Science Lab) — UC Berkeley

Scholarships / Grants / Prizes

Scholarships, Grants & Prizes


Ongoing prize opportunities at UC Berkeley

Study Away / Study Abroad

Study Away / Study Abroad


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

Student Groups / Leadership / Volunteering

Student Groups & Volunteering


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

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, tdpsugadvisor@berkeley.edu