UC Center Sacramento (UCCS)

Virtual Info Session

Please join us for a virtual info session Monday, May 4th from 1:30-2:30 pm. Please register here: https://ucdavis.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bOAfVicF4VgxvBr

Academics, Research and Public Service

UCSC students spend a quarter in Sacramento taking courses and interning with students from the other UC campuses! APPLICATIONS ARE EARLY -- see deadlines below!

  • Available to Juniors and Seniors
  • Each UC campus selects its own undergraduate Scholar Intern
  • Earn credits while participating at the UC Center Sacramento
  • Internships created just for you and based on your interests
  • UC Center Sacramento: uccs.ucdavis.edu


**  Fall 2020 - Thursday, May 21, 2020


Qualifications and application include:

  • Junior or Senior standing must be achieved before entrance into the program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Resume: Include jobs, internships, volunteer work, activities and relevant coursework. Make sure your resume is no longer than one page
  • Official OR Unofficial transcripts, you can print from your student portal. Include copies from ALL post-secondary schools attended.  All original or reproduced transcripts must include your name.
  • TWO campus signatures REQUIRED before submitting the application this includes:
      • Your COLLEGE undergraduate adviser signs this section. They cannot determine if this will count towards you major so they may note: "At minimum courses will be applicable to units for graduation."
      • Your MAJOR (Dept.) undergraduate adviser can use the notes section of the form to indicate whether or not courses will count towards your major. Note: Your major adviser cannot confirm academic standing - so please be sure to get 1) a signature from your college adviser, and 2) department endorsement in the notes section if you plan on getting course credit for major requirements. 
    • REGISTRAR APPROVAL FROM HOME CAMPUS - the Registrar's office signature is needed in this section, make sure the resident or non-resident box is checked
  • FACULTY ENDORSEMENT (download form with the application) this needs to be SIGNED by a FACULTY (not a TA or staff) TWO ADDITIONAL references, form provided
    • Contact a faculty who is familiar with you and your academics and can vouch for your ability to excel in the program and in this environment. Additional references should be people who know you well and can speak to your ability to succeed in this environment, like an employer, staff or another faculty who knows you.
  • Personal essay: What experiences, skills, and knowledge do you hope to gain from a quarter/semester/summer spent interning in Sacramento and why? Please be as specific as possible. Provide examples of activities or experiences that show you are prepared for the professional, academic, and personal challenges of the program. (350 word limit)

Frequently Asked Questions: uccs.ucdavis.edu/faq

Download the UCCS application at: 
at the website select the "application form" link to download the application.

Undergraduate applications are submitted to Caitlin at the UCSC Career Center. 
If you have questions contact:

Caitlin Stinneford
UCSC Career Center
305 Bay Tree Bldg. 
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
cstinnef@ucsc.edu -- (831) 459-3973


"My experience at UC Center Sacramento was nothing short of amazing. During my time at UCCS, I interned with the California Secretary of State's Press & Communications office where I drafted social media posts, worked on voter outreach and even attended press conferences at the Capitol. 

As a literature major, I was afraid that I might not have enough prior knowledge to intern in politics and public policy, but UCCS helped me understand the basics and referred me to an internship that fit my needs and interests. Before my internship, I had never seen myself going into a political field, but I just accepted another internship in New York this summer at a political fundraising firm. Not only did my internship give me the experience of working in politics, but the confidence to reach beyond my comfort zone professionally and personally." - Ayla O'Shea, Winter 2019 Cohort