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

Courses:

Coursework & Internships (up to 15 quarter units):

(A) Political Science 192A: Political Science Internship (mandatory, 5 units, P/NP):
Combine research with professional experience!
Work as an intern for about 20 hours per week by supporting policy making process in a legislator's office, executive branch agency, or another setting int he Sacramento policy community. Student must complete a public policy research paper as part of this course.

(B) Political Science 193 (optional, 2 units, letter grade): Internship and three analutic papers related to the internship and/or current office events in addition to an oral presentation. 

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

(D) Political Science 196E (4 units, grade) Original undergraduate research work culminating in a poster presentation. Learn to utilize program like Qualitrics, GIS, Stata, and Excel to collect and analyze data.

Visit the UC Center Sacramento page for additional information on coursework.

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

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).