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 tdps@berkeley.edu


Recent Opportunities

Last Updated: November 13, 2019

Auditions / Casting

Auditions / Casting


Calling All ASUC Dance Groups: Share Your Set or Dance in the Zellerbach Playhouse!

Applications due Dec. 1, 2019

The Berkeley Dance Project, the annual dance concert for the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, is seeking ASUC dance groups and cultural groups to perform in February 2020. Up to two dance pieces will be selected. Completed pieces must be submitted via a Youtube or Vimeo link to be considered. See the application form for additional details and requirements.


2020 Theatre Bay Area General Auditions

Feb. 8, 9, 10, Marines Memorial Theatre, San Francisco

The General Auditions are an annual event where member performers can be seen by 150-200 auditors representing 80-90 theatre companies of all sizes, as well as independent directors and casting directors.

Non-Equity actors will be seen between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Actors under 18 will only be seen in the morning on Sunday. Equity actors will be seen between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday.


Visit the Callboard for TDPS audition information.

Calls for Submissions / Media / Publishing

Calls for Submissions


Do you create visual art, literary art, or any other creative work? The Cal Literature and Arts Magazine (CLAM) is currently accepting submissions!

CLAM is a bi-annual student-run magazine that publishes student visual art, poetry, and prose from the Berkeley undergraduate community. We accept up to five works total from each student per semester, with a word limit of 2000 for each written work. Literary submissions can be sent to clam.submissions@gmail.com, and visual art can be sent to clam.art.editor@gmail.com. We hope to see your work soon!


Ground Up, the Student Journal of the Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning

Calling all dreamers: share your visions of a better future. Submissions are due January 5, 2020 and may include, but are not limited to, the form of design proposals (built or unbuilt), interviews, interdisciplinary research, artistic expressions, professional projects, and student work of all kinds. We are also accepting content for our digital platform, including video, animation, and audio. You may email your submission to groundupjournal@gmail.com, with the subject line "Issue 09 Submissions."

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops


Please check back for classes and workshop opportunities.

Discounts & Promotions

Discounts & Promotions


Bull in a China Shop at Aurora Theatre

Nov. 8–Dec. 8

Save $10 at checkout with promo code AURORA10


Golden Thread Productions: ReOrient Festival of Short Plays

Through Nov. 17, Potrero Stage, San Francisco, $15–38, Use code 20FRIEND for $5 off

For group discounts or students interested in seeing the show for free as an usher, email Michelle Mulholland at michelle@goldenthread.org


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

Promo Code: getcastcaliforniaberkeley

Offer Expires: June 2020

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


Upcoming Opportunities

Summer Internships at Santa Cruz Shakespeare | Apply by Feb. 21

Santa Cruz Shakespeare provides internships in acting, directing, production, design, dramaturgy, administration, and stage management. The Summer Season includes three main stage performances (two Shakespeare, one contemporary), and one Fringe show that features the talents of just the interns. Apply at santacruzshakespeare.org/interns. For more information, contact Alexandra Carr, Education Coordinator, at (831) 460-6396 x5 or intern@santacruzshakespeare.org.


Diversity, Equity and Community Internship with San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera’s Department of Diversity, Equity and Community (DEC) is committed to ensure people of racially and culturally diverse backgrounds and experiences share and enjoy our art, resources and relationships equitably. DEC provides music education opportunities for students, adults, families and the community. Our intention is to build and maintain authentic community relationships, and initiate conversations around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the world of opera. We are looking for a competent and passionate individual to join our team and support us in implementing this critical work. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in arts education, arts administration, or arts equity.


Come on Out – Japan Global English Camp Summer Internship

We are currently seeking University students and recent graduates with native level English skills, who would be interested in coming to Japan for 6 weeks from mid-July to late August, 2020. Although this is an unpaid internship, the sponsor is providing certain expenses for each intern who participates in the six-week program. In addition to airfare, lodging, meal and transportation subsidies, the program offers optional Japanese language classes, field trips, dinner/cooking nights, a retreat and at least one overnight trip.


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


House Manager for La Peña Cultural Center (Berkeley)

Apply by November 18, Email jobs@lapena.org

La Peña Cultural Center's mission is to promote peace, social justice, and cultural understanding through the arts, education and community action.

As the face of La Peña, the House Manager is responsible for ensuring that our patrons, performers and volunteers have a positive experience. The House Manager is responsible for the successful execution of events at La Peña, this means being able to handle a high-pressure, time-sensitive work environment. Be able to communicate event's expectations to technicians and talent (i.e. sound engineer, lighting tech, stage manager, artist, band managers, etc.)


Stage Manager for Dec/Jan Production at La Val's Theater

Director Kayla Kaufman is seeking a stage manager for a production of She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen, presented at La Val's Subterranean Theater in Berkeley. A stipend will be provided. For more information, email kaylamkaufman@gmail.com


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

Scholarships / Grants / Prizes

Scholarships, Grants & Prizes


Fabilli Hoffer Essay Prize: "Confidence without Attitude"

Deadline: November 22, 2019

The Lili Fabilli and Eric Hoffer Essay Prize is awarded for the best essays of 500 words or fewer on a topic chosen by the Committee on Prizes. The contest is open to students, faculty, and staff at UC Berkeley. At least $7,000 will be available for the judge(s) to award this year.


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. Learn more here

Study Away / Study Abroad

Study Away / Study Abroad


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 / Leadership / Volunteering

Student Groups & Volunteering


Please check back for volunteer opportunities.


Visit this page for a list of campus performing arts groups.

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