College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Semester in Sacramento/Washington DC

Student in Washington DC

Semester in Sacramento

Hosted by Sacramento State, students from all CSU campuses have the opportunity to live and work in our state capitol, Sacramento. Applications are currently being accepted for Spring 2019. The program offers the chance to get immersed in California government and politics, doing an internship and taking seminars for a total of 12 semester units. Students are eligible for one of 10 state-funded scholarships of $4,000 to help cover costs of relocating to Sacramento for the program. The award is made based on the excellence of your qualifications and demonstrated financial need. 

Students from all majors are encouraged to apply; state government has need of and opportunity for students with training in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Undergraduate Sacramento Semester students must be in their junior or senior year. Graduate students may also apply. Among selection criteria are grade point average, strong writing skills, employment history, and extra-curricular activities. 

Completed applications are due November 2, 2018. Visit the Semester in Sacramento website

Students selected to represent Cal Poly Pomona:

2016-2017: Clarissa Lemus
2012-2013: Victor Muñoz

CSU Washington DC

For years, students have travelled to Washington DC  to study and intern in our nation's capital. Students have the opportunity to enroll in full-time academic units while interning in Washington. Internships can be with congressional offices, executive agencies, museums, security firms, business groups, political parties, advocacy groups, non-profits, and a variety of other offices in and around Washington, D.C. Juniors, seniors, and graduate students from all majors are encouraged to email Dr. Guerrero ( to set up a personal program and itinerary. The opportunity is neither partisan nor ideological and welcomes students from all political persuasions. 

Program costs can vary based upon personal preferences. The primary costs include tuition, room and board, and transportation to and from DC. Housing for a full semester is approximately $4000 and for the summer is approximately $3000. Tuition is the exact same as if you were taking the classes on campus. Airfare runs approximately $450 for a round trip ticket.

If you have additional questions, contact Dr. Mario Guerrero (