The University of California Center Sacramento advances the University’s mission of teaching, research, and public service by offering an integrated program to train future state leaders to address challenging public policy issues confronting the nation and state.

UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) is located one block from the California State Capitol building. Operated by UC Davis, the center offers distinctive academic programs in public policy and journalism to students throughout the university’s 10-campus system.

The Policy program is offered every quarter and in the summer. Internship placements are tailored to a student’s background, experience, and career goals. Students gain first-hand knowledge of California’s public policy challenges and processes. The program includes coursework (up to 16 quarter units) and professional experience while living, interning, and attending classes in Sacramento.

The Journalism program is offered in the summer only. Students learn reporting skills working 24–40 hours per week as interns for media organizations that report on California government and politics.

For information about how to apply, housing arrangements, financial aid, and deadlines see the UCCS website.