Internships and Fellowships


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Internships & Fellowships

 

The CHCI offers two different fellowship programs:

The Public Policy Fellowship Program is a nine-month program for those who wish to learn more about public policy in Washington DC. Fellows receive round-trip domestic transportation to DC, bi-weekly pay, and assistance in finding housing. Applicants must have received a bachelor’s degree within two years of start date. More information on eligibility can be found here.

The Graduate Fellowship Program is a nine-month program for those who have completed a master’s degree or post-graduate degree before the start of the program. Fellows in the graduate program will have similar opportunities to those in the Public Policy Fellowship Program and will also have the opportunity to write a policy brief for publication. Graduate Fellows receive domestic round-trip transportation to DC, bi-weekly pay, and assistance in finding housing. More information on eligibility can be found here.

For both fellowship programs, DACA applicants must possess an employment authorization document at the time of application.

See all CHCI programs. 

This internship program offers opportunities for summer, fall and spring quarter internships in Congress in Washington DC.

All internships offer round-trip domestic airfare to Washington DC, housing (all expenses paid) as well as a stipend. Students are encouraged to seek academic credit from their university. Stipends for 12 weeks in the spring and fall are $3,750. Stipends during the summer for 8 weeks are $2,500.

For the CHCI internship, DACA applicants must possess an employment authorization document at the time application.

Learn more about CHCI's Congressional Internship Program.

Looksharp (formerly Intern Match) allows you to find your “perfect” internship. Internships categories include popular cities, popular subjects and even popular companies. Through this site, you have a good chance of finding your ideal internship by working in a location and category of interest to you.

Through the Municipal Internship Program, the City of Riverside provides university students with the opportunity to work side-by-side with city staff, learn about local government and gain professional experience while going to school.

UC Riverside has partnered with UC Davis to provide students with academic programs in public-policy and public-affairs journalism. UC Center Sacramento offers students valuable internship opportunities and academic courses at various branches and locations in the state government. 

In this 10-week national fellowship program, participants are placed with an organization. Participants work closely with their host organization to bridge and strengthen the inclusion of undocumented immigrant issues with the organizations social justice work. Fellows receive a $5,000 stipend for their participation in the leadership development training program. DREAM summer is open to youth (18-28), undocumented, allies, and one does not have to be DACA eligible to apply. Learn more about UCLA Labor Center-DREAM Summer. More information about DREAM summer can be found under FAQ here.
Through UCR’s ScotLink portal, you can find a variety of internships open to UCR students. These internship experiences provide the opportunity to apply classroom theory to "real world" situations thus enhancing your academic and career goals. The program allows you to complete special or temporary projects, and potentially fill permanent positions.
The UC Washington Academic Internship Program offers qualified undergraduate students from any major an exciting opportunity to combine coursework, field research and work experience during a quarter's residence in our nation's capital.


While in Washington, students live in a residential college with 250 students from nine University of California campuses.

Students are registered for the quarter in Washington as UCR students; academic credit is earned for courses taken.

Students divide their weekly schedules among seminars taught by University of California faculty and the Washington, DC community, research projects and internships.