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Cal in the Capital (CITC)

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.

2023-2024 CITC Directors


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.

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

Important Dates

To learn more about CITC program requirements and eligibility, click here

To learn more about financing a summer in Washington, D.C. (e.g., budget breakdown), click here.

Application for Student Director

Apply now!

  • Deadline: Friday, March 29th at 11:59pm
  • Interview: April 10-12, April 15-16

Application for Summer 2024 CITC


Application for Summer 2025 CITC

Open in fall!

Contact Information

For more information, please contact 

2023-2024 CITC Student Directors

Andrea Jimenez, Academic & Events Director

Dafne Cruz Rodriguez, Alumni & Employer Outreach Director

Victoria Chen, Operations & Communications Director

Rolando Valdez-Buck, Recruitment & Marketing Director

Nina Parker, CITC Program Manager,


Cleanup of the National Mall

Service Project: Cleanup of the National Mall