Photo of the Capitol Building in Sacramento, CA
Photo of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC


The UCSB Capital Internship Program offers wonderful opportunities, UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) and UC Washington Center (UCDC).  Both are UC Systemwide programs and available to students from all UC campuses.  Students must apply directly to and interview for their position, and be selected by the internship organization.  However, UCCS and UCDC will provide guidance and assistance during this process.  Getting this support is invaluable!


Value of internships

Obtaining hands-on professional experience in your area of interest greatly enhances your undergraduate career at UCSB.  Supplement the academic knowledge that you’re receiving at UCSB with an internship that will set you apart from your peers.  Internships allow you to test drive a new potential career or to confirm a path that you’ve already chosen.  Best of all, your internship experience will transform you into a stronger candidate when seeking post-graduate employment.  


Students of ALL majors can participate

Internship fields vary from public policy, state and national organizations, museums, advocacy organizations, and governmental agencies.  

STEM students are encouraged to apply keeping in mind that internships with scientific organizations may be focused more on policy.  Research based internships may be possible, however, please be sure to speak to the Capital Internship Program Advisor for details.

Academic courses are integrated into both programs.  Speak with your academic advisor to determine if you can obtain major credit for them.

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