Our Mission

To empower youth to be active and valued participants in decision making processes at all levels.


The California Center for Civic Participation is an equal-opportunity employer, celebrating a diverse community of staff, interns, and volunteers. Join us!


We currently do not have any positions available, but check back with us soon!  



Interns work with program staff to support all aspects of the California Center’s work. Specific duties are based upon the skills and knowledge of each individual intern.

Duties may include the following:

  • Conducting research and writing issue and policy briefs on current policy issues
  • Assisting with the development of materials, including text, design and production
  • Assisting with program logistics
  • Conducting media outreach, supporting communications including: updating Cal Center’s website, Facebook, YouTube, and Flikr
  • Taking and editing video of programs and activities
  • Developing and facilitating sessions during trainings and conferences, and
  • Providing general office support.

Qualifications include:

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Organized and able to manage multiple projects and relationships
  • Interest in or prior experience with government, public policy and advocacy
  • Knowledge of web based communications tools
  • Knowledge of media outreach and skills in writing media outreach materials
  • A desire to work with high school students
  • An interest in current issues, health issues, specifically obesity prevention, access to health care and women’s health issues
  • A commitment to improving skills and knowledge through cooperative work with staff and youth.

There are no intern opportunities at this time, but please check back in with us in the future. Thank you! 



If you are a student interested in public policy issues or the world of state politics this is a great opportunity for you. You’ll be in a position to meet other young people from around California, and work with them to make positive changes in their communities. If you are looking for a way to become more involved in your community, and have some fun while doing it, start here!

Our diverse, professional office environment is a great place to sharpen your existing communications and computer skills. You’ll be doing online research and other internet tasks, learning and using phone skills, and if you are a whiz at social networking, even better! We look for volunteers who have a desire to learn and enthusiasm for our work.

Get involved with the California Center! We welcome your input and assistance with our work. Contact us today at 916-443-2229 to find out more.

For more information about opportunities to join the California Center, please contact us!