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Washington internship opens for Sac State students


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Sacramento State students who would like to work in Washington for a few months are invited to apply for the Congressional Internship Program offered by the Panetta Institute of Public Policy.

One junior or senior will be chosen from each of the 23 campuses in the California State University system, and Dominican and Santa Clara universities. Sacramento State students have until Friday, Feb. 17 to submit their applications to Tahoe Hall 3054.

The fall program runs Aug. 12-Nov. 10. The session includes a two-week orientation at the Monterey Bay campus, an 11-week internship in Washington, the cost of academic fees and tuition, food and housing, a living stipend, and air and ground transportation. Students can earn up to 20 academic credits.

Qualifications include:

  • Superior academic achievement
  • Willingness to accept entry level work assignments
  • Willingness to live in group housing with other interns
  • Submission of a written essay
  • U.S. citizenship and California residency

Students will also be required to attend seminars, maintain a journal and write a 20-page research paper.

Application packets must include the essay, a current resume, transcripts and two references. Packets should be addressed to President Gonzalez, Panetta Congressional Internship, c/o Center for California Studies, Sacramento State, 6000 J St., Sacramento, CA  95819-6081.

For more details on application requirements, contact Donna Hoenig-Couch at (916) 278-6906 or For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office, (916) 278-6156.

– Craig Koscho