Cal-in-Sacramento Fellows

Each year the Cal-in-Sacramento program, a core component of the Matsui Center, sends approximately 30 Cal students to intern in public service in California’s capital. Cal-in-Sacramento is the University of California’s largest — and one of the nation's most prestigious — campus-based public service internship programs. Over three decades, more than 500 Cal students have gone to Sacramento under our auspices to garner first-hand experience in the most dynamic state capital in the country. Many of these students have gone on to careers in politics, government, and public service.

Cal-in-Sacramento Fellows work for eight weeks in Sacramento internships in the offices of Senate and Assembly members, the governor's office, state agencies, or nonprofit groups. The program provides free housing for students and a free light-rail pass so students can travel to and from work.

Please sign up here to receive more information on Cal-in-Sacramento and other Matsui Center and IGS fellowship and grant programs.

2020 CIS Fellows  

Congratulations to the 2020 cohort of Cal-in-Sacramento Fellows!

   Julia Castro               Ani Gevorkian         Claire Black             Diego Morales

   Tanvi Saran               Josh Kay                 Valerie Johnson      Josh Wright

   Kennedy Vega            Eric Furth               Ellen Harper           Arpna Ghanshani

   Haley Ragan              Jamie Noh              Diana Roque           Pedro De

   Anda Plascencia         Ananya Raghavan    Josh Lewis             Griselada Vega Martinez   

   Mesean Sadri-Naini    Aaron Harvey          Leslie Wasserman   Sarah Rigney

   Nyanga Nyandemoh   Syd Schlafman        Medhavi Goel         Mateo Torrico

   Leonela Leon             Mia Villasenor          Anjika Pai              Niko Ibarra

   Marc Castel               Robson Swift           Lyndsie Vale          Leslie Vasquez Guzman

Support Cal-in-Sacramento!

Visit the giving page page to make a tax-deductible contribution to the program. 

Curious about life after Cal-in-Sac? Check out our list of former fellows working in government. 

Apply to be a Fellow!

The application window for 2020 fellowships has now closed. Please check back in the fall for 2021 application information. 

Have questions about the program? Contact the Matsui Center Program Manager, Sonia Moctezuma, at soniamoctezuma [at] or 510-642-0922.