Student Opportunities

Sacramento Partners

For 50 years, the Cal-in-Sacramento program has helped prepare our state's future leaders for careers in public service. Help us train the next generation!

Every year, the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service at UC Berkeley sends 30 undergraduate students to Sacramento to complete highly substantive public service internships. Before commencing their internships, Fellows are required to take a 3-unit spring semester course on California politics, policy, and governance, which is designed to train and prepare...

About the Program

Program Dates

During the spring semester, students receive academic instruction on topics related to California politics and policy, develop their original research proposal, and prepare for and apply to internships. During the summer, Fellows move to Sacramento to complete their summer internship and conduct original research.

How to Apply to the Percy Grant

Application

The Percy Grant application is due by Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 11:59pm.

The application includes:

Brief questionnaire Essay Budget and brief description of research expenses Resume Transcript(s) Name of recommender (faculty member or GSI) Recommendation

All applicants are required to secure a recommendation from a UC Berkeley faculty member or GSI. Your recommender must submit a letter of recommendation via the...

How to Apply to the Synar Fellowship

Application

The Synar Fellowship application is due by Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 11:59pm.

The application includes:

Brief questionnaire Dissertation synopsis Statement of Purpose (including a timetable for completion of dissertation, budget, and justification of need) CV Transcript Name of recommender (must be one of your Dissertation Advisors) Recommendation

All applicants are required to secure a recommendation from a Dissertation Advisor. Your recommender must submit a letter of recommendation via the...

Cal-in-Sac Research Fellowships

Research Fellowships

Cal-in-Sacramento Fellowship applicants are invited to apply to one of the following Research Fellowships, which provide additional summer funding in the amount of $2,500 for Cal-in-Sac Fellows. Research Fellowship applications are included in the Cal-in-Sacramento application form.

How to Apply to Democracy Camp

Application

The 2024 Democracy Camp application is due by Sunday, November 5 at 11:59pm.

The application includes:

Brief questionnaire One short answer section Two essay questions (250 words each) Resume Unofficial transcript(s) from all higher education institutions

Resume tips and sample resumes can be found on the Cal Career Center website.

NOTE: There is ONE application for both Democracy Camp in Berkeley and...

We're Hiring a 2023-2024 Communications Student Assistant!

August 15, 2023
Student Assistant II (This is a work-study preferred position) Start Date: ASAP Pay: $18.07/hour, approximately 12 hours per week Job Description:

The Institute of Governmental Studies is searching for a creative, detail oriented, and engaging, student assistant to support administrative operations and public relations projects and initiatives for the Institute. The Communications Student Assistant reports to the IGS Event and Communications Coordinator. The position...

We're Hiring a 2023-2024 Events and Media Student Assistant!

August 15, 2023
Student Assistant II (This is a work-study preferred position) Start Date: ASAP Pay: $18.07/hour, approximately 12 hours per week Job Description:

The Institute of Governmental Studies is searching for a motivated, passionate, positive, student assistant to support content creation, and video production highlighting our programs, events, and student opportunities. The Event and Media Student Assistant reports to the IGS Event and Communications Coordinator. The Student Assistant provides digital media and design...

About the Program

About the Program

The Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service is pleased to partner with Leonard D. Schaeffer and the national Schaeffer Fellowship program to deliver high-quality enrichment experiences to UC Berkeley undergraduates. The Schaeffer Fellowship is a national program administered at the University of Southern California and encompassing five participating universities: UC Berkeley, Princeton, Harvard, UVA,...