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This section gives you contacts for state and federal political internships and opportunities. Elected officials have internships in their district offices and in their capitol offices in Washington, D.C. Use the information on this page to research elected officials and find a few you would like to do an internship with. For more information about these internship opportunities, contact Ken Barnes at or call 530/752.2011.

There are exellent federal internships in Sacramento. Senator Barbara Boxer has a year-round internshipo that teaches you about how the federal government works. We strongly encourage you to apply for these internships as they will significantly enhance your resume and your network of contacts.

United States Senate

Senator Barbara Boxer

Senator Barbara offers internships throughout the state, including here in Sacramento. These internships offer significant insight into the federal government and have significant networking potential. Consider interning here or in one of Senator Boxer's other offices.


Staff Assistant: Julissa Delgado
501 I Street, Suite 7-600
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 448-2787
(202) 228-3865 fax

Los Angeles
312 N. Spring St. Suite 1748
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 894-5000
(213) 894-5042 fax

Washington DC
112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-3553

For more information, click here.

Senator Diane Feinstein

Click here for information about internships in Senator Feinstein's four California offices (Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Fresno) or in Washington DC.
United States House of Representatives

Becerra, Xavier; 34st
Calvert, Ken; 42nd
Campbell, John; 45th
Capps, Lois; 24th
Chu, Judy.; 32nd
Costa, Jim; 16th
Davis, Susan A.; 53rd
Eshoo, Anna G.; 18th
Farr, Sam; 20th
Honda, Michael M.; 17th
Hunter, Duncan; 50th
Issa, Darrell E.; 49th
Lee, Barbara; 13th
Lofgren, Zoe; 19th

Matsui, Doris O.; 6th
Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse
501 I Street, Suite 12-600
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 498-5600
(916) 444-6117 fax

McClintock, Tom.; 4th
McCarthy, Kevin; 23rd
McNerney, Jerry; 9th
Miller, Gary G.; 31st
Miller, George; 7th
Napolitano, Grace F.; 32nd
Nunes, Devin; 22nd
Pelosi, Nancy; 12th
Rohrabacher, Dana; 48th
Roybal-Allard, Lucille; 40th
Royce, Edward R.; 39th
Sanchez, Linda T.; 38th
Sanchez, Loretta; 46th
Schiff, Adam B.; 28th
Speier, Jackie; 14th
Thompson, Mike; 5th
Waxman, Henry A.; 30th

Other Federal Opportunities
The UC Davis Washington Program:

The UC Davis Washington Program puts you in the middle of a dynamic metropolitan area surrounded by history and alive with culture. Expand your horizons and build an impressive resume. With programs for undergraduate students in every major the Washington Program has something for everyone!
University of California Center in Sacramento (UCCS)

The University of California Center Sacramento advances the University’s mission of teaching, research and public service with an integrated program to train future state leaders through extensive internships, to address challenging public-policy issues confronted by the nation and state, and to carry out the University’s mandate to assist state government.
The Partnership for Political Service
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

U.S. State Department
Information on Federal Resumes
DC Internships (
Presidential Classroom (opportunities for students of college and high school)
Supreme Court of the United States
14 Leadership Traits to help you be successful in politics/government (from the U.S. Marine Corps). *This is not a job source.

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