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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.

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.

Application Dates

Application  closed
Application Deadline Saturday, November 7th at 11:59pm
Interview November 19th – November 21st
Deadline to accept or decline offer December 2nd
Information Session

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6:00-7:00pm

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 6:00-7:00pm

Monday, Oct. 26, 6:00-7::00pm

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 6:00-7:00pm

Orientation (for accepted students) TBD

Contact Information

For more information, please contact

CITC Student Directors

Cordelia Varona, Recruitment & Marketing Director
Zack Schiffer, Academic & Events Director
Neha Palvani, Alumni & Employer Outreach Director
Morgan Livingston, Operation, Finance & Housing Director

CITC 2020-2021 Student Directors

CITC 2020-2021 Student Directors

Jessica Son “In my opinion, interning in Washington D.C. is about taking advantage of every opportunity and moment. Despite its small size, I found D.C. to be packed to the brim with passion and a hunger to make a difference in the world. No one wastes a second: every metro ride is an opportunity to squeeze in one more chapter of reading; each happy hour brings the possibility of meeting one more person. Spending the summer in this unique city was a blessing and a constant eye-opener. I am so thankful to Cal in the Capital for making my dream a reality.”

Jessica Son, Class of 2017, Major in Political Science
Hometown: La Canada