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

Updated: March 30, 2021


Performing Arts

Acting & Directing

Recent Opportunities


BCEC film project casting call — Closer Apart

Audition Tapes Due by April 3, 2021

This semester the BCEC film committee is producing a short film, Closer Apart, and we're hosting auditions for our lead actors!

Description: Two new roommates struggle to bridge the gaps between their worlds.
Shooting will take place after spring break and you must be in Berkeley to film in person (with necessary COVID safety precautions).

Fill out this short interest form and we will send you sides to submit an audition tape


BareStage Productions 2021-2022 Season Applications

BareStage Productions is now accepting applications and proposals for the 2021-2022 season! We are looking for show proposals, directors, Board Members, and Company Members. BareStage Productions produces four full length productions every year, consisting of two straight plays and two musicals. Our philosophy is to provide a place for student actors, directors, writers, musicians, and designers to practice and develop their craft in a supportive environment. Find details and application links on Facebook.

Ongoing Opportunities

Dance & Choreography

Ongoing Opportunities


Alonzo King in conversation with Steven Winn

Presented by City Arts & Lectures

Wednesday, April 14, 6pm

Use code HOMESCHOOL for free tickets

Hailed as a visionary choreographer, Alonzo King is altering the way we look at ballet. King calls his works "thought structures" created by the manipulation of energies that exist in matter through laws, which govern the shapes and movement directions of everything that exists. He has guided Alonzo King LINES Ballet with his unique artistic vision since 1982. A former commissioner for the city and county of San Francisco, and a writer and lecturer on the art of dance; his contributions appear in the books Masters of Movement: Portraits of American Choreographers and in Dance Masters: Interviews with Legends of Dance.


Anti-Racism in Dance Series

The Bridge Project's Anti-Racism in Dance Series launches in April 2021. The offerings are online via Zoom and are sliding scale. Through a blend of dialogue, storytelling, and embodied practices, these events offer supportive spaces for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and White Allies to deepen their practice of anti-racism.


'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 (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 shawl-anderson.org


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: Natural Shocks by Lauren Gunderson

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


Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Internships (unpaid)

Added March 8, 2021

Santa Cruz Shakespeare is an independent non-profit repertory theatre company that matches unparalleled professional performances with unparalleled outdoor beauty in the heart of Santa Cruz. Inspired by Shakespeare, we create and strengthen community by bringing audiences and theater artists together to celebrate stories about our collective humanity.

This summer we are seeking students who would be interested in applying for our administrative or production internship program. If you think your students would be interested in applying for an internship with Santa Cruz Shakespeare, please pass along our information.

We are working toward a small, safe, socially-distant, outdoor and live repertory season. The first play of our live season will be "The Agitators" by Mat Smart, telling the story of Fredrick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. Then, in repertory with "The Agitators" in our outdoor theater will be "RII". Conceived and adapted by Jessica Kubzansky, "RII" is William Shakespeare's King Richard II performed by three actors.

All prospective interns must fill out an application form online at santacruzshakespeare.org/interns. Here, you will also find information about additional materials students may be required to submit.


Marketing Intern for Pando (paid)

Added March 8, 2021

We are seeking to hire a creative and energetic Marketing intern to support our growing team this summer. The right person is comfortable wearing many hats and has experience running social media accounts and ad campaigns. If you are a storyteller who is motivated to push the development of innovative product and content solutions for brands, this is a great role for you.

This is a paid position and is currently expected to be a remote internship. However, while we are currently remote, we hope to return to our office in San Francisco once we can safely do so. Learn more and apply at pandopooling.com


Ongoing Opportunities — Greater Bay Area


Ongoing Opportunities — National & International

Jobs & Gigs

Recent Opportunities


Production & Design Positions with Eye Zen Presents

Added February 24, 2021

Join a fabulous team of performance makers and artists to support the work of a small and established non-profit theater company creating work to unearth and elevate the legacies of queer ancestors. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a small production company engaged in mounting our upcoming project OUT of Site: Haight, a performance-driven, site-specific LGBTQ history walking tour premiering June 2021 in San Francisco. Seeking an assistant director, technical director, visual artists, designers, and composer/sound designer. Learn more and apply at eyezen.org


Instructors for Children's Musical Theater Summer Camp

Added February 24, 2021

Children's Musical Theater San Jose (CMT) is currently seeking passionate teaching artists and professional educators for San Jose's most popular Musical Theater Summer Camp. Camp CMT runs four two-week sessions throughout the months of June, July, and August. Camp times are from 9 AM – 3 PM. This year camp will be held onsite at our brand new Creative Arts Center located at 1545 Parkmoor Ave. The age of campers ranges from 4–14 years old. Campers are divided into small, stable groups, based on age and grade-level and rotate to classes in Voice, Acting, Dance, Recital and special electives. Learn more and apply at CMTJ.org


Summer Teachers for Institute of Reading Development

Added February 24, 2021

The Institute of Reading Development is now hiring summer teachers for our live online reading skills programs for students of all ages. Our programs provide students with the skills, books, and experiences they need to achieve greater success in school and beyond. Learn more and apply through the Institute for Reading Development.


Ongoing Opportunities — Bay Area

Writing

Ongoing Opportunities

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 berkeleyfictionreview.org/submit


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. 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 & Prizes

Recent Opportunities


American Cultures Student Prize

Submissions due by April 1, 2021

The American Cultures Center is now accepting submissions and inviting nominations for its annual Student Prize. The Prize is open to all enrolled UC Berkeley undergraduates who have completed or are completing a final project in any AC course. The Prize is awarded for projects that promote understanding of U.S. race, ethnicity, and culture and exemplifies a standard of excellence in scholarship.

Recipients will receive a $1,000 award and have their submission published on the American Cultures eScholarship site, and permanently ndicated as a recipient of the American Cultures website. This year, recipients will also be honored in a virtual ceremony. Learn more and apply on the American Cultures Center website.


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, we will provide links to information about the sponsoring organization of each opportunity. If you have a concern regarding an opportunity, please contact Ben Dillon, Director of Marketing and Communications: tdps@berkeley.edu