UC Center at Sacramento (UCCS)
UCCS - Sacramento Academic Internship Program
UCCS educates California’s future leaders in the craft of politics and policymaking, while making the expertise of faculty of the nation’s leading university available to decision-makers in the legislative and executive branches of government.
2020 - 21 program deadlines:
Winter 2021: September 3, 2020
Spring 2021: Nov. 5, 2020
Summer 2021: Dec. 3, 2020
2020 - 21 program dates:
Fall 2020: Sept. 28 - Dec. 11, 2020
Winter 2021: Jan. 4 - Mar. 19, 2021
Spring 2021: Mar. 29 - June 9, 2021
Virtual UCCS - Interview with S20 participant, Wendy Rincon
UC Center Sacramento is the University of California’s teaching, research and public-service site located one block from the State Capitol Building. Operated by UC Davis, UCCS offers a distinctive academic program in public policy to students from throughout the university’s 10-campus system. The program provides students with an opportunity to study through seminars and internships in and around the state Capitol.
Since its founding in 2004, UCCS has enrolled more than 1,000 students, many of whom now are engaged in policy careers with all levels of government or with organizations, associations and firms that work closely with government.
UCCS seeks to foster public-policy research in the University of California system. In collaboration with partners in academia, government and philanthropy, UCCS serves as a system-wide resource, focused on issues of importance to the state and nation and based on collaborating networks of scholars drawn from the entire UC system.
UCCS seeks to foster communication between UC scholars and state policymakers in all branches of state government, from the governor’s office and the Legislature to various state agencies, departments and commissions. UCCS disseminates the results of policy-relevant research by UC scholars through conferences, workshops, lectures and seminars at its facility in the heart of the Capitol community.