Joseph R. Cerrell Sacramento Seminar in Political Leadership
The Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics invites you to apply to the 2013 Joseph R. Cerrell Sacramento Seminar in Political Leadership to be held Thursday, February 27 through Saturday, March 1, 2014.
In Sacramento, students will have the opportunity to meet the executive and legislative leaders who shape the laws and policies of the state. Scheduled events include discussions with legislators, lobbyists, campaign strategists, journalists, Capitol staff and representatives of the Brown Administration. In addition to formally structured events, students will have the opportunity to meet and network with political, policy and government experts throughout their time in Sacramento.
For those chosen to attend the Cerrell Seminar, transportation from Los Angeles to Sacramento, hotel accommodations in Sacramento, and most meals will be provided. Students will be responsible for personal and incidental expenses.
The program is open to undergraduate students of all majors currently pursuing degrees at USC with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. As this is a competitive program, in addition to exemplary academic work, candidates should have a demonstrated interest in politics, government or public service, as shown through means such as:
- Attending and/or organizing political events (especially on-campus)
- Prior political volunteerism
- Political internships
- Politically-related student activities
- Attendance and/or participation in Unruh Institute events
Please complete the attached application, and include an unofficial transcript, a letter of recommendation from a professor (he/she does not have to be from USC), and your answers to the two questions listed within the application.
You may return all application materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit hard copies to:
The Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics
RE: Cerrell Seminar
University of Southern California, VKC 263
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0045
Phone: (213) 740-8964
Please direct any questions regarding the Cerrell Seminar to Andrenna Hidalgo Berggren, Staff Director at the Unruh Institute, at email@example.com or (213) 740-8964.
- 3518 Trousdale Parkway, Von KleinSmid Center 263, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0045
- Phone: (213) 740 - 8964
- Fax: (213) 740 - 3167
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org