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


Last update: October 29, 2020

Performing Arts

ACTING

UC Berkeley's Student Technology Fund seeking four student actors

Applications due by Oct. 30

In the spring of 2014, UC Berkeley students voted to approve the Student Technology Fee (STF) Referendum. The STF provides funding for licensing software such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, MATLAB, and more. It also provides funding to support over 500 additional student technology services and initiatives. To learn more about STF, visit techfund.berkeley.edu

Production Details:

  • Content: Four 30-second videos about the Student Tech Fund
  • Filming: Each video will feature a single presenter over a green screen
  • Date: A one-hour time slot on Friday, November 13, 2020
  • Location: Fieldwork Film Company's production studio in Emeryville, CA
  • Transportation: Responsibility of the student actor
  • Compensation: $100 stipend will be provided
  • Safety: Masks must be worn by participants at all times, except when actively being filmed. Social distancing and other COVID-19 precautions will be practiced by all participants at all times.

To audition for the opportunity, please submit this application by Friday, October 30. Finalists will be provided additional details and a confirmation email. If you have any questions, please contact techfund@berkeley.edu


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CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS ( WRITING / MEDIA / ART )

Root Beer Occasion Theatre Company's Garbage Revue

Submissions due by Nov. 1, 2020

We at Root Beer Occasion Theatre Company would like to invite you to write the absolute worst thing you can think of. Specifically, we want you to write an utterly terrible, heinous, unperformable short play— and then we want to perform it.

RBO's Garbage Revue will be a theatrical representation of the effect 2020 has had on the artistic community. We will be hiring the best actors to perform a staged reading of the worst plays in order to encourage the spirit of unfettered, wanton creation— and also for our own twisted amusement.


Call for Full-Length Plays — Stage to Screen

Submissions Due by Dec. 31, 2020

We are looking for an unproduced play to feature in our "Stage to Screen" series. This play should have 6 or fewer actors, and no previous productions. The chosen play(s) will be produced as an elevated workshop production. Additionally, each production will be filmed and a trailer will be made available to the author as a means to assist in promoting the work. The play(s) chosen will be awarded a monetary prize of $1000. Please go to our website at stagetoscreen.org for more details.


Gritty City Repertory New Works Program

Email PDF of Script to grittycityrep@gmail.com

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.

DANCE / CHOREOGRAPHY

'Dancers at Berkeley' Instagram Campaign

The student-run Berkeley Dance Community is creating an Instagram campaign to highlight dancers at Berkeley from all stylistic and cultural backgrounds. Through this campaign, BDC hopes to shout out outstanding members of the community, and highlight their stories for everyone to see, learn, and take inspiration from. Complete this form to express interest or nominate another dancer.


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


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DISCOUNTS & PROMOTIONS

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INTERNSHIPS / FELLOWSHIPS / APPRENTICESHIPS

Ongoing Opportunities — Greater Bay Area

American Conservatory Theater Fellowship Program

Axis Dance Company Jobs & Internships

Berkeley Repertory Theatre Fellowships

Kollaboration SF Fellowship Program

Magic Theatre Fellowships & Internships

Playwrights Foundation Internships & Fellowships

San Francisco Mime Troupe Summer Internships

San Francisco Opera Internships

Review Bay Area Plays for Theatrius

Transcendence Theatre Apprenticeships


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

JOBS & GIGS

Recent Opportunities

Part-Time Grants Coordinator for Magic Theatre

Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. To apply, send a pdf with cover letter, resume and references to jobs@magictheatre.org by Oct. 31.


Marketing Content Producer for ODC

Email to HR@odc.dance, reference "Marketing Content Producer" in the subject line, include resume, cover letter, and portfolio and/or work samples.


Graphic Design Associate for Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Position available in Nov. 2020

Email submissions only. Send applications to jobs@berkeleyrep.org with "Graphic Design Associate" in the subject line.


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

Academic / Educational

SCHOLARSHIPS / GRANTS / PRIZES

Recent Opportunities

UC Berkeley's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

Information Sessions: Nov. 6 & 9, Dec. 2, Jan. 22 & 28, Feb. 3

In addition to receiving funding of $5,000, summer fellows will be assigned to a research cluster, which will meet regularly throughout the summer. In the cluster you will find a community of undergraduate researchers with similar interests and problems.


Big Ideas Contest: Art & Social Change

Apply by Nov. 20, 2020

Big Ideas is an innovation ecosystem that provides training, networks, recognition and funding to interdisciplinary teams of students who have transformative solutions to real-world problems.

The challenge for the "Art & Social Change" track is to develop an innovative art project that meaningfully engages with issues of advocacy, justice, and community-building. The initiative may use any art form — visual/ conceptual art, photography, new media, video, dance, theater/performance art, music, creative writing, or other forms. Art must be central to the project, and the proposal must reflect an informed understanding of the particular art form(s) being used, as well as of the communities being served.


Ongoing Opportunities

Berkeley Arts + Design — Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships Search

Scholarships.com — Theater Scholarships

UC Berkeley Prizes Program

STUDY AWAY / STUDY ABROAD

Current Opportunities

Virtual Berkeley Study Abroad Week
October 26–30

Learn about study, work, intern, and research abroad opportunities for UC Berkeley students! There will be opportunities to interact directly with our Berkeley Study Abroad advisers as well as former study abroad participants.

This virtual Study Abroad Week is UC Berkeley's largest study abroad event of the year, featuring more than 50 sessions hosted by Berkeley Study Abroad, the UC Education Abroad Program, and other UC campuses.


U.S. Programs

Dance West Fest — Salt Lake City, UT

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

Urbanity Dance Summer Intensives — Boston, MA


International Programs

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

UC Education Abroad Programs — 40+ Countries

UC Davis Study Abroad Opportunities

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