Housing, paid work, and other logistical info
:: Time Commitment
Fall/Winter internships require 10-20 hours per week. A tentative weekly schedule will be discussed as part of the interview process.
Fall/Winter internships have rolling start dates beginning in September. All internships are a minimum of three months. Please include your desired internship dates in your application.
Cal Shakes internships are unpaid. We do, however, reimburse travel expenses for any traveling done 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.
Teaching Artist Fellows will receive a $600 stipend for the entirety of their fellowship, and will be compensated for the classes they teach. They are also 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.
Cal Shakes does not offer housing for fall/winter internships. Only applicants with local housing will be considered.
Cal Shakes does not provide transportation, but it is possible to participate in the Professional Immersion Program without a car. Past artistic, production management, special events, and Triangle Lab interns, in particular, have preferred to have their own car because these positions 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 a few blocks from the office. The Bruns Amphitheater is BART-accessible during performances—there is a shuttle that goes between Orinda BART and the Bruns before and after the performances. As BART stops running before tech is done in the evening, and there is no shuttle, interns are responsible for arranging rides during technical rehearsals.
Interns are responsible for getting themselves to and from work on time.
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