2016: Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy!

Training. Participation. Anticipation.

  • In-Season Internships
  • OFF-Season Internships

Applying for in-season internships

We are now accepting applications for our 2016 in-season internships, which run between April and October.

All 2016 in-season internships are still available: Artistic Learning (Summer Shakespeare Conservatory), Artistic, Costume Design, Costume Shop, Lighting Design, Production Management, Properties, Scenic Construction/Technical Direction, Scenic Painting, Sound Design/Engineering, and Stage Management.

Priority deadline: Feb. 1
Regular deadline: March 13.

To apply for a 2016 in-season internship, please fill out the 2016 PIP Application Cover Sheet, and submit a cover letter and resume. Any emailed components should be in .pdf, .doc, or .docx formats.

Cover Sheet: Please complete all items on the cover sheet.

Cover Letter: This statement should be 500 words or less and include the following: why you are interested in participating in the Professional Immersion Program at Cal Shakes, the training or experience you already possess in your chosen department, and what would make this a successful internship for you. Your cover letter should reveal information about yourself that may not be represented in your resume or recommendations.

Resume: Your resume should include your professional experience and experience relevant to your desired department. You may submit separate theatrical and professional resumes, if preferred.

Portfolio If you are applying to an internship in Costume Design, Lighting Design, Scenic Painting, or Sound DSesign, please send several samples of your work in your field, in addition to the items above to help us get to know your work. If you are applying to the properties internship, a portfolio is preferred but not required.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please email your completed application to cshapiro@calshakes.org. If you would like to submit a hard copy of your portfolio, please mail it to:

California Shakespeare Theater
c/o Professional Immersion Program
701 Heinz Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94710

You will receive a confirmation email when your application is received. If you do not hear back within five business days, please follow up to make sure your application is being processed.

We offer the following off-season internships: artistic, casting, costume shop and production management.

We are no longer accepting applications for our 2015-2016 off-season internships. Please check back in July for information on how to apply for our 2016-2017 off-season internships.