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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 experience 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.


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

To learn more about the program, click the image below to view an informational powerpoint.