The Matsui Local Government Fellowship offers students the opportunity to get firsthand municipal experience in California's political and policy making communities. Each year, students selected for this program intern in a branch of local government of the student's preference.

We will help place you in the internship that you find most interesting, whether it is working in a mayor's office or interning for a local school board. The internship will involve full-time work during the summer. To help with living costs and transportation we will award up to a $2,000 stipend.

This year, students accepted to the Fellowship are also automatically accepted into the new Spring Break program Democracy Camp. This will allow Local Government Fellows learn more about public service opportunities and to build a cohort with other students. Participation is optional but encouraged. 

All students currently enrolled at UC Berkeley are encouraged to apply!

Please sign up here to receive more information on the Matsui Local Governmenet Fellowship and other Matsui Center and IGS Fellowship and Grant programs. 

Apply to be a Matsui Local Government Fellow!

Applications for the 2018 Matsui Local Government Fellowship are now being accepted! The application form can be accessed at this link: Local Government Fellowship application.

The deadline for applications is Friday February 9, 2018 (by midnight).

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Daniela Leyva at dleyva [at]

Meet the 2017 Fellows

Congratulations to Yvonne Dorantes, Daniel Paul Fields, Dulce Walton, and Isaac Weinberg, our 2017 Matsui Local Government Fellows!