The Larry Adams Scholarship in Public Policy

The Department of Political Science is pleased to announce the Larry Adams Scholarship in Public Policy, established in honor of former UCSB Professor Larry Adams by R. Marilyn Lee, ‘69. Larry Adams’ strong commitment to public service and political involvement inspired a generation of students at UCSB.

The Adams Scholarship recognizes the importance of local internships and the benefits that such experiences can have for UCSB students. It will be given to a selected upper division political science major serving as an unpaid intern in a local government agency or in the local office of a state or federal elected official or agency, during Winter Quarter 2019. The stipend for the award is $1,000.

Eligibility Requirements

Junior or Senior Political Science major

  • Strong GPA
  • Willingness to work as an intern
    • 10-12 hours per week
    • in a local government agency, or
    • in the local office of a state or federal elected official or agency

Examples of local government agencies that offer internships

  • District Attorney’s office in both Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties
  • S.B. County Department of Social Services
  • Santa Barbara City Council

For current internships, visit the Office of Counseling and Career Services, or browse internship opportunities on the Political Science Department’s website.

To apply: Application forms are available in the Political Science Advising Office, Ellison Hall 3838, or on the Department’s website under “Scholarships.”

Application deadline for Winter Quarter is February 20, 2019.