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06/22/2016
I'm looking out the window at the glassy grey-blue expanse and am surprised when my heart catches in my throat. It’s a visceral reaction, and my chest clenches up with pangs of sad-gladness to see this familiar sight once again. It’s Friday evening, and I'm on a train home to the Bay Area after...
At the Federal Courthouse with the law clerks after their first appearance in court!
06/20/2016
Sacramento is an ideal location for a summer internship. Working at the Federal Public Defender’s Office provides me with the legal experience that I crave, but also with the political atmosphere that keeps things interesting. The Federal Public Defender’s office puts me in contact with a range of...
Cal-in-Sac Fellow Yvonne Dorantes with legislative staff
06/15/2016
The dome at the California Capitol building not only covers those inside from the three digit weather, a bright sun, and rain; the dome protects an entire world of politics and analytical thinking which functions to serve nearly 40 million people. Before I had the opportunity to live in Sacramento...
Me along with my fellow interns and supervisors visiting the historic Bradbury Building after having lunch at Grand Central
Sonnie Beth Martinez, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti , Matsui Center Local Government Interns
06/14/2016
At the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement, they really emphasize advocacy. On my first day in City Hall I was asked to think about a problem that I see in the CIty of Los Angeles and figure out a way to fix it or make it better. Myself, along with the other interns, were asked to...
Allegra Saggese
06/10/2016
Starting my first week off at the Capitol included: a navy blue blazer, a new pair of flats, the early train Downtown to make a good impression, and a purse filled with pens and paper. Through security and up the elevator to the sixth floor. I was about thirty minutes early and didn't want to wait...
San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs 2016 Fellows
06/09/2016
Summer 2016 has been and will continue to be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences thus far. I was given the opportunity to simultaneously work for the San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs and for the Office of Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo,...
Araceli Hernandez
06/07/2016
If someone would have told me that in one week I would have attended four meetings, a historic permanent housing groundbreaking event where I sat behind prominent elected officials, and listened to the Los Angeles City Attorney speak, I would have laughed. However, instead of laughing, I was...

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