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. The UCCS program is available year-round and is open to all majors!

Coursework

Public Policy Program:

This program is offered every quarter, including summer. Gain first-hand knowledge of California's public policy challenges and processes. For more information, visit the UC Center Sacramento's website.

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.

Internships

Students will work closely with the UCCS internship coordinator and be placed in an internship that suits the student's interests, goals and experiences. 

 

Internships UC Students have participated in recent years:

 

Law                                        

Sacramento County District Attorney
California Department of Justice
Sacramento County Public Defender
Western Center on Law and Poverty
Central California Intelligence Center

 

Business

Governor's Office of Business & Economic Development
California Business Roundtable
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
World Trade Center of Northern California
Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

 

Internships at the Capitol

Senator's Offices- Democrat & Republican
Assemblymember's Offices- Republican & Democrat
Gobernor's Office of Planning & Research
CA Gobernment Operations
Secretary of State's Office

 

Education

California Department of Edcuation 
California Charter Schools Assocation
UC Student Association
California Community Colleges
UC State Government Relations

 

Healthcare

California Department of Public Health
California Medical Association 
Planned Parenthood
California Mental Health Commission
Latino Coaliation for a Healthy California

 

International Affairs

Center for International Trade
League of United Latin American Citizens
CalAsian Chamber of Commerce
League of United Latin American Citizens
CalAsian Chamber of Commerce
Consul General of Mexico

 

Non-Profits

Environment California
Health Access
Western Center on Law & Poverty
Calilfornia Forward
Children Now

 

Local Government

Sacramento Chamber of Commerce
Local Government Commission
Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Institute for Local Government
CalAsian Chamber of Commerce
Sacremnto City Council

 

Environment Policy

California Environmental Protection Agency
California Energy Council
Natural Resources Agency
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Environment California
California Air Resources Board

Requirements

Application Deadlines

2017-2018 Application Deadlines

Winter 2018: October 27

Spring 2018: December 7

Summer 2018: March 1

Application Deadlines

How To Apply

Application Process

1. Download and Complete the UCCS Application from the UCCS website

2. Submit the following to the UCCS Representative at the UCSD AIP Office:

  • Completed UCCS Application
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Faculty Ednorsement Form + 2 References

3.Once a student's approved applicaiton is forwareded to UC Center from her/his home campus, the student will recieve a welcome email from UCCS internship coordinator. 

4. Students will work closely with the UCCS internship coordinator and be placed in an internship that suits the student's interests, goals and experiences. 

 

Once you have completed your application, submit it to the UCCS Campus Representative in the AIP Office, in the Teaching + Learning Commons @ Geisel  (Lower level, west wing).