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Job Descriptions

:: Time Commitment
:: Compensation
:: Housing
:: Transportation
:: Supplemental Income

Most summer internships require 25–30 hours per week. Several internships, including stage management, have varying schedules, and some weeks the intern will work full-time. A tentative weekly schedule will be discussed as part of the interview process.

The general starting dates for internships are May 12 and June 16. Most internships will end on August 15 or September 7. Some departments will have varying start and end dates, to be discussed during the interview process.

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 offers shared, furnished housing for rent to a limited number of interns from June through August.  To be considered for an apartment you must express your interest in your application. You will receive confirmation of your housing status after your interview. Rent is $500 per month, plus a down payment of $100 to cover utilities during your three-month stay. Therefore the intern apartment costs a total of $1,600 to be paid in two installments of $800 due by May 1 and May 22.


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.

Cal Shakes hires part-time seasonal employees as members of House Management and Box Office staff. Interns are encouraged to apply to these positions and will be considered based on financial need and experience. Stage Management interns cannot apply for these paid positions due to their irregular schedule. Part-time paid positions are purely supplemental and are not guaranteed.

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