Tom Truax Sacramento Semester Internship at the California State Capitol
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SJSU students are eligible to spend the spring semester in the state capitol interning with a member of the California State Legislature, an executive branch agency, or a lobbying firm through CSU’s Sacramento Semester Program. Students earn academic credit for their work. The Tom Truax Scholarship, honoring a well known lobbyist and SJSU alumnus, is available exclusively to help assist SJSU students taking part in the Sacramento Semester Program.
Students interested in the Sacramento Semester Program and financial support from the Tom Truax Sacramento Semester Scholarship should complete the application online and submit a hard copy to the Political Science Department by 4:00 p.m. on November 3, 2017. The application materials can be found on the Sacramento Semester Program website.
Applicants for Semester Sacramento Semester Program need to submit the following:
- A completed Sacramento Semester Application Form
- An unofficial transcript
- An essay describing one’s interest in the Sacramento Semester Program
- A graded essay from an SJSU class (minimum 3 pages)
- A list of three SJSU faculty references
Interviews to select finalists will be held shortly after the November 3, 2017 application deadline. Questions about the Sacramento Semester can be directed to Professor Mary Currin-Percival or to Michael Wadle, Director of CSU’s Sacramento Semester Program.