UC Center Sacramento

If you are interested in public policy or journalism in California, consider UCCS as your opportunity to combine coursework and professional experience while living, interning, and attending classes in Sacramento.
UCCS is available year-round and is open to all majors!

Public Policy Program:

This program is offered every quarter, including summer. Gain first-hand knowledge of California's public policy challenges and processes. 

Coursework & Internships (up to 16 quarter units):

Political Science 192: Political Science Internship (mandatory, 10 units, P/NP):
Combine research with professional experience!
Complete a public policy research paper and intern for 24 hours/ week supporting the policy making process in a variety of fields:

State Government
Environment
International
Local government
Non-profits

Business
Health
Law
Media
State agencies

Education
Immigration
Legislature
Politics
Commissions

Political Science 195: The California Policy Seminar (mandatory, 4 units, letter grade): 
Learn about the state's political processes, institutions, and policy challenges.

Political Science 193 (optional, 2 units, letter grade): 
Supervised preparation of an extensive paper relating internship experience to concepts, literature, and theory of political science.

For more information, visit the UC Center Sacramento's website.

Apply


Requirements

  • Upper division standing (90 units)
  • 3.0 GPA or above preferred

Application Deadlines

Application Form

Once you have completed your application, submit it to the UCCS Campus Representative in the AIP Office, Geisel Library Lower Level (In the Teaching and Learning Commons).