group of usf students at the state capitol

McCarthy Fellows in Sacramento

Students engage in everything from conducting legislative research and briefing elected officials, to responding to constituent concerns and drafting policy memos and legislative bills. In this experience, students are exposed to the structures and systems that shape state policy making processes, including internships in an assembly member’s or state senator’s office, or at an executive state agency, lobbying firm, or non-profit organization. Students live, work, and learn in the state capital, while taking advantage of powerful educational opportunities within the context of their internships and the co-curricular offerings that abound in their thriving host city. All majors are welcome to apply.

Harlan Crawford

Harlan Crawford ’24

McCarthy Fellow in Sacramento

Without an experience like this one, I can’t imagine how I’d succeed in making public service a meaningful career for me. No matter where my ambitions take me, I know that this summer’s experiences will remain foundational.”

Harlan Crawford ’24

McCarthy Fellow in Sacramento

Recent Placements/Partnerships

  • Office of the Governor
  • Institute for Local Government
  • Office of the Secretary of State
  • Department of Education
  • CA Democratic Party
  • Delta Stewardship Council
  • CA State Assembly Offices
  • CA State Senate Offices
  • CA Workforce Development Board
  • CA Correctional Health Care Services
  • Department of Housing and Community Development
  • CA Environmental Protection Agency
  • Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • CA State Treasurer
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Education
  • Pinnacle Advocacy

Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good

2130 Fulton St.
Masonic, Room 106
San Francisco, CA 94117

Monday - Friday:
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.