Cal in the Capital
Cal in the Capital (CITC) is UC Berkeley 's summer internship program in Washington, DC. CITC was founded in 1965 and is highly regarded in our nation’s capital. Every summer, it places 65-75 students in challenging internships in the US Congress, the White House, federal agencies, non-profit and arts organizations, think tanks, and other public service positions in and near Washington, DC. Students are selected through a competitive application and interview process in the fall of each academic year. For the following summer they are matched to internship positions that interest them. During the summer they are housed at the University of California Washington Center. They participate in academic and other programming that relates to and enhances their job experience. The program is primarily student run. Each year three students from the previous summer’s program are selected to lead CITC for the following academic year. It is supported by staff from the UC Berkeley Public Service Center.
Cal in the Capital is a program of the UC Berkeley Public Service Center.
Few internships are paid positions. Therefore, the program depends heavily upon donations to offset the students’ costs of round trip transportation, living and working in Washington, DC.
There are two funds that support Cal in the Capital. You can give to either or both of the following funds:
"Cal in the Capital Program Fund"– This fund supports the current year’s Cal in the Capital program. It is used for defray students’ expenses of participating in the program for its then-current year.
"The Cal in the Capital 50th Anniversary Endowment" - This fund is intended to be used in perpetuity to sustain and enhance CITC.