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UC Center Sacramento Internships

An experiential internship is an integral part of the UC Center Sacramento program. To accomplish this, UCCS faculty and staff work closely with students to ensure that internship placements meet the goals and interests of each student. Almost every policy issue and field can be explored through this experiential internship - see below for examples. 

The internship placement process requires preparation and review. After a student is accepted into the UCCS program, the UCCS internship coordinator will reach out to schedule a telephone interview.

During this call, the student and the UCCS internship coordinator will discuss: 

  • A venue for the internship
  • Policy issues of interest to the student
  • The placement process

Please see Placement Process (PDF) for more information on the internship placement process.

Internships UC Students have participated in recent years:


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


  • 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
  • Governor's Office of Planning & Research
  • CA Government Operations
  • Secretary of State's Office


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


  • California Department of Public Health
  • California Medical Association 
  • Planned Parenthood
  • California Mental Health Commission
  • atino Coalition 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


  • Environment California
  • Health Access
  • Western Center on Law & Poverty
  • California 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
  • Sacramento 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