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UC Sacramento - Program Overview

UC Sacramento Program - Program Overview

The University of California Center in Sacramento (UCCS) provides a unique experiential learning opportunity for UCSB students. Participating students not only engage in stimulating internships and coursework, but also have the opportunity to observe public policy processes firsthand in our state's capital. Designed for UCSB undergraduates in their sophomore*, junior, and senior years, the program assumes students have completed a significant part of their upper-division major coursework, and that their internships and research projects will serve to enhance their academic study. Students in all fields are welcome and encouraged to apply!

Two programs are offered in Sacramento:  the Policy Program, which is offered every quarter, and the summer Journalism Program, where students immerse themselves as reporters in the world of California politics and government. For more information about each program, please expand the links below:

*Sophomores may apply only for winter or spring quarter and must have earned a B or higher in an upper division major course to be eligible.

  Fall 2015 Winter 2016 Spring 2016 Summer 2016
Application Due May 29 Due October 5 Due January 15 Open

Please see the UCCS website for further details.

UCSB UC Center Sacramento Award Spring 2015

One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a UCSB student participating in the UCCS program in spring 2015, to help defray program costs. The award is highly competitive and selection will be based on GPA and financial need. Students of all majors are eligible for the award. Please contact or 2110 North Hall for further information. 


Organizations students have recently interned for include:

  • California Department of Justice
  • CA Assembly: Committee on Labor and Employment
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Lieutenant Governor's Office

To learn about UCCS from students who have participated in the program, visit

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