The Matsui Center is pleased to partner with the Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellows in Government Service program to provide local, state, and federal government summer internships to Berkeley undergraduates. Schaeffer Fellows are selected by the Matsui Center through a competitive process. Matsui Center staff help place students in a 10-week full-time government summer internship of their choice working with elected officials or government agencies at the local, state, or federal level. Students receive a $5,500 stipend to help with living expenses, along with other forms of professional development, mentorship, and networking.
NOTE: Applicants must be registered UC Berkeley students with sophomore or junior standing. Seniors with at least one full-time semester of undergraduate coursework remaining after completing their internship are also eligible for the program.
Students selected for a Schaeffer Fellowship are also automatically accepted into the Matsui Center’s Spring Break program Democracy Camp (March 20-23, 2023), where they learn more about public service opportunities and build a cohort with other public service-oriented students. Participation is optional but encouraged.
Questions? Contact IGS and Matsui Center Program Manager, Megan Collins: email@example.com