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Founded in 1965, Cal in the Capital (CITC) trains and prepares 75 UC Berkeley students annually for summer internships in Washington, D.C. Cal in the Capital interns come from all majors, backgrounds, and areas of interest. As of its 52nd year in 2017, 3,808 Cal in the Capital interns have contributed 1,633,689 hours of service in over 400 professional settings, including Congressional offices, federal and other government agencies, think tanks, nonprofit organizations, media centers, private companies, and research institutions, preparing them for careers in public service.

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Check out this Berkeley Life article highlighting one of our CITC participants!

Cleanup of the National Mall

Service Project: Cleanup of the National Mall


Cal in the Capital (CITC) has benefitted from the generous support of the Associated Students of the University of California, the Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens Memorial Fund for Public Service, the Cal Alumni Club of Washington, D.C., and the benevolent support of individual alumni donors.

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Application Dates

Application for Student Director

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Application for Summer 2023 Internship


Trip Budget for Summer 2023

Budget Page


November 7 – November 10

Deadline to accept or decline offer

November 22, 2022

Welcome Reception

December 8, 2022

Contact Information

For more information, please contact

CITC Student Directors

Carlos Ruiz, Academic & Events Director

Kalysta Garland, Alumni & Employer Outreach Director

Mishti Das, Recruitment & Marketing Director

Olivia Doiron, Operations & Communications Director