PROFESSIONAL IMMERSION PROGRAM
Training. Participation. Anticipation.
Most Spring/Summer internships require 25 hours per week. Exceptions include Artistic Learning and the Teaching Artist Fellowship (30 hours per week), as well as stage management and costume design (full-time).
Spring/Summer internships must begin on or before PIP Orientation on June 15, with rolling start dates beginning in April. Start and end dates for most internships are determined based on the intern's availability and the department's schedule. All internships are a minimum of three months. The dates for all Artistic Learning internships and teaching artist fellowships are June 15, 2015 through August 14, 2015.
A tentative weekly schedule will be discussed as part of the interview process. Weekly schedules are determined based on the intern's availability and the department's needs. Internships may have varying weekly requirements.
Cal Shakes internships are unpaid. We do, however, reimburse travel expenses for any travel done on behalf of Cal Shakes over the course of the workday. Interns are entitled to as many as eight tickets for each Cal Shakes production during which they are on staff, and walk-in tickets to many theaters in the Bay Area.
Cal Shakes is happy to assist you in acquiring college credit through your university. Requirements on the part of Cal Shakes must be discussed in advance in order to accommodate the needs of the university. Interns must provide Cal Shakes with all necessary paperwork on the first day of their internship.
Interns are responsible for securing their own housing. If you do not have local housing and would like to apply, we are happy to connect you with other interns who are interested in finding shared housing. Applicants with local housing are preferred.
Cal Shakes does not provide transportation, but it is possible to participate in the Professional Immersion Program without a car. Past artistic administration and costume design interns, in particular, have preferred to have their own car because these positions often require some travel during the workday.
The Cal Shakes office and rehearsal hall are 1.5 miles from the Ashby BART station in Berkeley, and multiple bus lines stop within a few blocks of the office. The Bruns Amphitheater is BART-accessible during performances—there is a free shuttle that goes between Orinda BART and the Bruns before and after the performances. During technical rehearsals, BART and the shuttle are unavailable at night, so interns without cars are responsible for arranging rides to and from the Bruns.
Interns are responsible for getting themselves to and from work on time.