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

Updated: January 21, 2020

Performing Arts



Recent Opportunties

BareStage Productions Auditions for Las Pajaritas

January 15–29, 2021

Details and audition forms on BareStage's Facebook page

Ongoing Opportunities



Ongoing Opportunities

'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). See current classes and resources.

SADC offers two programs to provide financial support for adult students so that everyone can dance regardless of economic means. The Stephanie Jacob Adult Scholarship Program provides 4 or 8 class cards and the Discounted Training Program is for those earning $45,000 or less per year, reducing the cost to $8/class. Each application takes about 5 minutes to complete online. Learn more and apply at

Dancing Alone Together

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


Free & Discounted Shows

Free Shows

Audio Play: The Language of Wild Berries

Presented by Golden Thread Productions

Free access until March 21, 2021

Listen to The Language of Wild Berries

Recorded Productions: Coded & Truce

Presented by City Lights Theater Company

Free access with registration

Watch Coded & Truce

Audio Play: Natural Shocks

Presented by Marin Theatre Company

Listen to Natural Shocks

Recorded Production: Kill the Debbie Downers...

Presented by Shotgun Players

Watch Kill the Debbie Downers...


Internships & Fellowships

Recent Opportunities

Summer Internships at Croswell Opera House

Apply by Feb. 10, 2021

The Croswell Opera House in Adrian, Michigan, is now accepting applications for Summer 2021 internships. Interns will work 13 weeks, from May to August, and will be a crucial part of summer and fall productions. These are full-time, paid positions. The salary is $350 per week. Housing may be available; please ask for details. See details at

Fung Fellowship for UC Berkeley Rising Juniors

Apply by Feb. 19, 2021

The Fung Fellowship application is now open for rising juniors. Join an interdisciplinary 2-semester program tackling real world design challenges to elevate your skills in ideation, collaboration, and leadership. Open to all majors! Learn more and apply at

Transcendence Theatre Co. Spring Education Apprenticeship

Apply by March 1, 2021

The education apprentice will work with Transcendence Theatre Company's Education Team for the entire Spring Season with the potential of expanding into the Summer Season. Transcendence EDU's mission is to provide equitable access to arts education so that every child can experience their individual transcendence. This apprentice will support every aspect of our educational programming focusing on supporting our Professional Teaching Artists in the execution of In-School Arts Integrated Curriculum and Mobile Unit Programming. Education Apprentice Applicants must be local to Sonoma County, CA. Learn more and apply at

Premiere Stages Summer Internships at Kean University

Apply by March 1, 2021

Premiere Stages' summer internships are full-time, seasonal positions. The program provides intense on-the-job training, educational seminars, and field trips to New York City. These internships are for individuals who desire practical experience in the real world, and for those who are willing to fully commit their time and energy to the program. Learn more about Premiere Stages internships.

Ongoing Opportunities — Greater Bay Area

Ongoing Opportunities — National & International



UC Berkeley

Teach Performing Arts with Cal CREATE

Apply by Jan. 30, 2021

CREATE is an arts-in-service organization for Cal undergraduates. We are currently looking for dancers, theatre enthusiasts, creative writers, and visual artists to teach in Berkeley public schools for the Spring 2021 semester! No formal arts background is necessary! CREATE is a great way to connect with fellow artists and give back to the community. (Units available!)

Professional artists of each respective field mentor CREATE teachers to strengthen understanding of their discipline and provide inspiration for challenge and exploration– as well as help student teachers add depth and structure to curriculum and project ideas.

Email with any questions. Our application and more information can be found on the CREATE page of the Public Service Center website.

San Francisco

East Bay

North & South Bay



Berkeley Fiction Review

Undergraduate publication Berkeley Fiction Review is accepting short fiction, comics, and art submissions for Issue 41. BFR looks for innovative short fiction that plays with form and content, as well as traditionally constructed stories with fresh voices and original ideas. See further guidelines on how to submit at

Gritty City Repertory New Works Program

Email PDF of Script to

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. 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.

Academic / Educational


Scholarships, Grants, and Prizes

Recent Opportunities

UC Berkeley's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

Information Sessions: 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.

Learn more about SURF

Ongoing 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,