Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service

The Matsui Center engages Cal students in public life through internships, public events, and the presence of distinguished campus visitors. In this way, the Center serves as a fitting legacy to Congressman Robert T. Matsui and his belief that public service is a noble profession that should be open to all, a commitment that made him one of California's most important and respected political figures for more than three decades. The Center is strictly nonpartisan.

In addition to sponsoring its own events, the Center helps to publicize and support political happenings sponsored by other campus groups and academic departments. The Center works regularly with such organizations as the Cal Berkeley Democrats, the Berkeley College Republicans, the Goldman School of Public Policy, the Graduate School of Journalism, and BerkeleyLaw.

The Center is a component of the Institute of Governmental Studies, California’s oldest public policy research institute.

Help support the Matsui Center by making an online gift at the Give to Cal site. All donations to this fund are considered tax deductible charitable contributions under federal law. Checks made payable to the UC Berkeley Foundation can be sent to:

The Matsui Center
c/o Institute of Governmental Studies
109 Moses Hall # 2370 
University of California
Berkeley, CA  94720-2370

For the latest Matsui Center news, go to our Blog or our Facebook page!

2014 Legislator-in-Residence Announced

Alyson HuberFormer California State Assemblywoman Alyson Huber will be the 2014 Matsui Legislator-in-Residence, and will teach the Cal in Sacramento class this spring.

Berman Named 2014 Matsui Lecturer

Howard BermanFormer Congressman Howard Berman will serve as the Matsui Lecturer this spring. 

Spring 2014 Washington Fellows

Burns and ZhaoCongratulations to Dasha Burns (left) and Yixi Zhao (right), selected as Matsui Washington Fellows for Spring 2014! Burns, an Anthropology and Media Studies double major, will be interning at the United Nations Information Centre. Zhao, an Economics and Media Studies double major, will be interning at the World Bank-Finance and Private Sector Research Group.

Apply to be a 2014 Fellow!

Download the application to apply for the 2014 Matsui Local Government Fellowship. The deadline for applying is February 10, 2014. Learn more about the program and this year's Fellows, Maria BuxtonGrecia Elenes, and Tyler Hill, who each received placement assistance from the Matsui Center in finding a summer internship in local government, and a $2000 stipend to help offset living expenses.

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