Congratulations to (from left) Declan Chin, Meghan Tahbaz, Ryan Sherod, Ben Harper, and Jae Won "Jake" Sim, selected as 2020 Matsui Local Government Fellows!
Read more about these 2020 Local Government Fellows and their placements.

The Matsui Local Government Fellowship offers students the opportunity to get firsthand municipal experience in California's political and policy making communities. 

Matsui Center staff help place students in a local government internship of their choice, whether it is working in a mayor's office or interning for a local school board. The internship involves full-time work during the summer and students receive a $1000 stipend to help with living costs and transportation. 

Students selected for a Matsui Local Government Fellowship are also automatically accepted into IGS's Spring Break program Democracy Camp, where they learn more about public service opportunities and build a cohort with other public service-oriented students. Participation is optional but encouraged.

All students currently enrolled at UC Berkeley are encouraged to apply!  Questions? Contact IGS and Matsui Center Program Manager Sonia Moctezuma, soniamoctezuma [at]

Sign up here to receive more information on the Matsui Local Government Fellowship and other Matsui Center and IGS Fellowship and Grant programs. 

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Apply to be a Matsui Local Government Fellow

Apply to be a 2021 Local Government Fellow.

Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2020 by 4PM

Have questions about the program? Contact the Matsui Center Program Manager, Sonia Moctezuma, at soniamoctezuma [at] or 510-642-0922.