UC Center Sacramento (UCCS)


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 2021 - Thursday, May 20, 2021

**  Winter 2022 - Thursday, June 24, 2021

**  Spring 2022 - Thursday, November 4, 2021

**  Summer 2022 - Thursday, December 2, 2021


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.
    • 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. No letter is required. 
  • 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)

Learn more:

Apply online: 

If you have questions contact:

Caitlin Stinneford
UCSC Career Center


"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