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.
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.
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.
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.