“The Cal State DC Scholars Program has helped me so much more than I had ever expected… If it weren't for the program, I would not be working at the Supreme Court of the United States right now.”
- Victoria Gomez
A few years ago, had you told Victoria Gomez (2015, Political Science) that she would be working at the Supreme Court of the United States in just a few short years…she might not have believed you. Gomez entered CSUF as a history major, but that quickly changed during her freshman year while reflecting on a recent trip that she had taken to Mexico.
“I had always visited Mexico, at least once or twice a year, but after graduating from high school I had a different way of looking at things in the world.” During that trip Gomez began to wonder about Mexico and other countries around the world. She wondered why they were so different than the United States, and the impacts that their various political systems had on shaping their current social and cultural landscapes.
Gomez became so intrigued that she decided to change her major to political science, with a minor in international politics. “I wanted to learn more about all of these countries, and to start a career in public service.”
About the Program
Since 2006, the Cal State DC Scholars Program has offered students from all majors the opportunity to study and intern in our nation's capital. To date, more than 400 students have participated. Through our program students enroll in full-time academic units while interning in Washington during either spring or summer sessions.
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. making it ideal for all students regardless of their majors and interests. The program is neither partisan nor ideological and welcomes students from all political persuasions.
You're encouraged to visit the link below to learn more about the program and to see if it's right for you!
Or attend one of our information sessions:
Jan 26 | H-219 | 12-1pm
Jan 27 | UH-5th floor Conference Room | 5:30-6:30pm
Feb 1 | H-219 | 1-2pm
Feb 2 | H-219 | 2-3pm
Feb 4 | UH-5th floor Conference Room | 5:30-6:30pm