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  • In-Season Internships
  • OFF-Season Internships

Applying for in-season internships

We are no longer accepting applications for 2016 in-season internships. We will begin to accept off-season internship applications in July and 2017 in-season internship applications in the fall.

To apply for an in-season internship, please fill out the PIP Application Cover Sheet, and submit a cover letter and resume. 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 address: why you are interested in interning at Cal Shakes, the related training or experience you already possess, 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, Scenic Painting, or Sound Design, please submit photographs or scanned samples 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 or Costume Shop internships, a portfolio is preferred but not required.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please email your cover letter, resume, and portfolio to Intern Program Manager, Clea Shapiro, at

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, 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.