This is an informal list of opportunities offered in the Arts + Design units on campus and in similar fields off campus that is assembled each month. This list is not comprehensive, nor is it updated when a position is filled. If you are interested in an opportunity, verify that it is still available before applying. If an opportunity does not have an external link, a description is provided below the title of the opportunity.
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Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
Cal Performances & SMA
Center for Environmental Design Research
College of Environmental Design
College of Engineering-Dean's Office
Engineering Research Support Organization
Graduate School of Journalism
Lawrence Hall of Science
School of Information & Management Systems
University and Jepson Herbaria
American-Scandinavian Foundation Grants and Fellowships
Art of Writing Curriculum Grant (Graduate students only)
Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship Program
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
George Bennett Fellowship in Writing
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellowship
Michel David Weill Scholarship
Overseas Press Club (OPC) Foundation Scholarships
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Stanford Creative Writing Program Stegner Fellowships
Yenching Scholars Program
PRIZES & HONORS
Academy of American Poets Prize
Dorothy Rosenberg Memorial Prize in Lyric Poetry
Elizabeth Mills Crothers Prize in Literary Composition
Emily Chamberlain Cook Prize in Poetry
Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize
Jeanne P. Steager Memorial Prize in Folklore
Joan Lee Yang Memorial Poetry Prize
Julia Keith Shrout Short Story Prize
Lili Fabilli and Eric Hoffer Essay Prize
Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prizes in Poetry and Prose
Samuel C. Irving Prize for American Wit and Humor
Bay Area Book Festival
(on and off campus)
Interested in learning the ins-and-outs of creating a world class literary festival? Intern with the Bay Area Book Festival for academic credit! The festival, which will take place April 28-29 in downtown Berkeley, is now accepting interns to receive course credit through Rhetoric 197 enrollment. The internship is an excellent opportunity for students to learn what is required to produce a major literary event, and can be tailored to suit a variety of interests. For example, a student may choose to focus on marketing and communications, theater management, sponsorship development and management, or international author programming, among other areas. To learn more about the internship — including how to apply — email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are competitive and open now; don’t hesitate to reach out!
Opportunity to Support Big Ideas: Call for Judges and Mentors!
The Big Ideas Contest is an early-stage innovation competition, now spanning 11 University campuses, that connects interdisciplinary teams of graduate and undergraduate students with the mentorship, training, and resources needed to successfully conceptualize, deploy, and scale social innovations. Since its launch at UC Berkeley in 2006, Big Ideas has inspired more than 5,000 students to propose 1,800+ high-impact projects aimed at solving the world’s most pressing problems. The success of the contest and the teams and ideas it produces is made possible by the 300+ enthusiastic professionals who serve as judges and mentors each year. The student teams applying to the Art & Social Change category would especially benefit from your expertise! The aim of this category is to develop innovative art projects that meaningfully engage with issues of advocacy, justice, and community-building. The projects may use any art form—visual/conceptual art, photography, new media, video, dance, theater/performance art, music, creative writing, or other forms. With the pre-proposal deadline rapidly approaching, we are actively seeking high-quality pre-proposal judges and would love to have you join us. Feel free to reach out to Francis Gonzales (email@example.com
Key information about pre-proposal judging:
Qualifications: Ideal judges and mentors will have a passion for innovation, 5+ years of relevant entrepreneurial or industry experience, and an interest in engaging with highly motivated and talented students.
Time Commitment: Pre-proposal judges commit 5-6 hours between mid November to early December.
Responsibilities: Pre-proposal judges evaluate, score, and provide valuable written feedback on 6-8 three page proposals in a chosen category.
Location: You can participate from anywhere! All pre-proposal judging is done remotely via our online platform.
If you are interested in serving as a judge or mentor, please fill out this application form by November 13th.
Gallery Opportunity: Interns Wanted! Embark Arts at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture is seeking 1-2 interns in the areas of curation, arts administration, education and digital media. The program provides interns with the opportunity to lead projects such as creating educational programs, conducting curatorial walk throughs, writing articles to be published in our exhibition catalogs, designing Embark media materials and/or expanding our professional development goals. The internship lasts the length of the fall semester and all interns are required to do one day of gallery sitting each week on either Saturdays or Sundays from 12-5pm. To apply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and a single paragraph cover letter explaining why you want to work with Embark Gallery and what area(s) you would like your internship to focus on.