"You won't find a more spectacular venue for live theater than
Cal Shakes' Bruns Amphitheater in the Orinda hills." —Diablo Magazine

Training. Participation. Anticipation.



We offer the following off-season internships: arts education administration, artistic, casting, costume shop, development, production management, special events, marketing, and Triangle Lab (our community engagement division).

We are no longer accepting applications for winter 2015 internships. Please check back in July for information on how to apply for our fall/winter 2015-2016 internships.

We are still accepting applicants for the Artistic Learning internship, which runs June 15, 2015 through August 14, 2015. Applicants are processed on a rolling basis as they are received.

To apply for an Artistic Learning internship, please fill out the 2015 PIP Application Cover Sheet, and submit a cover letter and resume. Any emailed components should be in Microsoft Word and/or Adobe PDF 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 (Design internships only): If you are applying to an internship in costume design, lighting design, scenic painting, sound design, or wigs and makeup, 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 are not accepting applications for the Teaching Artist Fellowship at this time. If you would like to be involved with Artistic Learning at Cal Shakes this summer, please click on "Spring/Summer Internships" tab on our Internships page. If you are interested in becoming an Artistic Learning Teaching Artist and would like to inquire about our Teaching Artist Training Program, please contact Director of Artistic Learning, Clive Worsley, at cworsley@calshakes.org.