Student Opportunities

This list of resources 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

Current Opportunities

Last Updated: September 16, 2019



Universal Studios Japan

Hollywood Auditions — Sep. 15–17, 2019

The search is on again for new and exciting talent to join our family of performers at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka! We are looking for passionate and talented individuals with a vast range of performance skills to fill a variety of extraordinary positions throughout the Park!

BareStage Productions (UC Berkeley)

Auditions for The Last Five Years

Sep. 20, Choral Rehearsal Hall, Caesar Chavez Student Center

Auditions for Ripcord — Altarena Playhouse

Oct. 7–8, 8pm, Alameda, CA

Callbacks on Oct. 9 by invitation only; Directed by Christian Haines; Performance dates Jan. 24–Feb. 23; Rehearsals begin Dec. 15–20, break for holidays, resume Jan. 2; Reimbursement stipend provided

LNY Productions Annual Short Film (UC Berkeley)

Student film group looking for actors, camera operators, and directors to take part in its annual short film production. Submit an interest form here

Casting Call for Berkeley Student-Produced Mini Series

Casting Forms Due Sep. 22

A half-hour comedy mini-series that follows six stereotypical Berkeley students who were detained from a Berkeley protest, and now they are penalized by the university to work together and put on an event that promotes Peace and Inclusion.

One Free Year of Access to for Berkeley Students

Promo Code: getcastcaliforniaberkeley

Offer Expires: June 2020

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

What Makes A Body Move

Sankai Juku Movement Workshop for Students with Previous Dance Experience

Sunday, October 13, 10–11:30am

Bancroft Dance Studio (UC Berkeley Campus)

Please RSVP Here via Google Form

Student workshop with Semimaru, Momoki and Iwamoto from the Sankai Juku Butoh Dance Company. The workshop is free to students at UC Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union who have previous dance experience. Please RSVP to reserve your spot (space is limited to 30 participants).

Graduate Student Opportunities

Graduate Student Opportunities

The Institute for Critical Social Inquiry — Call for Summer Seminar Fellows

Seminars with Noam Chomsky, Saskia Sassen, and Eyal Weizman

June 7–13, 2020 — New School for Social Research, New York

Apply by December 15, 2019

Internships / Fellowships / Apprenticeships

Internships / Fellowships / Apprenticeships

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

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

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

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

Site Coordinator/Stage Manager for MoToR/dance 

Performances in Trolley Dances Oct. 18–20 in Noe Valley, SF. Approximate times 10am–4pm every day, honorarium included.

Contact Evie Laden ASAP:

Luna Dance Institute (Berkeley)

Part-Time Operations & Budget Manager

Apply by Sep. 20, 2019

Left Coast Theater Company, San Francisco

Call for Tech Help: We are in need of both a stage manager (lighting and sound board operator) and lighting designer for Paul Rudnick's The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told which will be staged at The Exit Theater Main Stage in San Francisco.

Important Dates:

  • Load-In: Sun. Nov. 3
  • Tech: Mon. Nov. 4
  • Dress 1: Tues. Nov. 5
  • Dress 2: Weds. Nov. 6
  • Preview: Th. Nov. 7
  • Opening Weekend: Nov. 8-9
  • Thereafter:
    • Nov. 15-16, Nov. 22-23,
    • Dec. 5-6-7, Dec. 12-13-14
    • No perfs Thanksgiving Weekend
    • All Curtains @ 8pm (no matinees).
    • Pay: Stipends (SM $400 and LD $300)
    • Production Meetings and Run-through Rehearsals: TBA.

Please email with inquiries, or for a copy of the script to review. Exit Main Stage theater specs.

Ongoing Opportunities

Aurora Theatre — Berkeley, CA

Bay Area Children’s Theatre — SF Bay Area

Berkeley Arts + Design Jobs and Internships Search

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 — Auditions & Employment

Steve and Kate’s Camp — SF Bay Area

Xlab (Experimental Social Science Lab) — UC Berkeley

Performances & Events

Performances & Events

Top Girls at A.C.T.

Use code SQUAD for $35 to preview performances (September 19–24)

Crowded Fire Theater's INKED BABY

Sep. 12–Oct. 5, Potrero Stage, San Francisco

Use code FRIEND for 20% off

INHERITED BODIES — Hope Mohr Dance Bridge Project

Sep. 26, 6pm, The Women's Building (3543 18th St, San Francisco)

How do movement artists in different traditions contend with, honor, and resist the past?

Free with RSVP

Romeo and Juliet at San Francisco Opera

Select performances through Oct. 1

Use code CAPULET to save 25%

Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

Center for Research on Native American Issues Mini Grants

UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students are invited to apply for grants to assist with the development of student research projects on issues affecting Native American communities in the U.S. today. Application Deadline: October 14, 2019

CITRIS Tech for Social Good

Supports student-led learning and technology development to support healthy, sustainable, connected, and equitable livelihoods in the United States and abroad. Attend an info session on September 9, 2019. Learn more and RSVP here

Study Away / Study Abroad

Study Away / Study Abroad

Cal Discoveries — New York Theater: Berkeley Behind Broadway 2019 — Sep. 30–Oct. 5

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 — Apply for Spring 2020 by Sep. 19, 2019

UC Education Abroad Programs — 40+ Countries

UC Davis Study Abroad Opportunities

Student Groups & Volunteering

Student Groups & Volunteering

Please check back for opportunities, or visit this page for a list of campus performing arts groups.

UC Berkeley Resources & Prizes

UC Berkeley Resources & Prizes

Arts + Design — Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships Search

Berkeley Career Center

Berkeley Center for New Media

Big Ideas Contest — Prizes for students with creative solutions to social challenges

Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association

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 — 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

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,