SF Pride — A First

McCarthy Fellow and recent USF graduate in Environmental Studies and Economics, Maximiliano Bernal Torres, authors this week’s blog with an account of his first time taking part in San Francisco’s Pride celebrations. Making the trip in between his internship at the California Environmental Protection Agency in Sacramento, Max reflects on the differences between Pride in […]

McCarthy Fellows take Sacramento!

Our 2019 McCarthy Fellows arrived last week for their 12-week session in Sacramento. After a week of  Boot Camp and a rigorous interview process, they all received placements with elected officials, government offices and NGO’s around the state’s capital. The Fellows will live and work in Sacramento, with 4 days a week in their placements […]

Discovering My Passion For Public Health

This summer I interned with Planned Parenthood, one of the most liberal organizations in the country. They are known for their outspoken progressive messaging and advocacy for reproductive rights. I worked in the California Affiliates office, where they are in charge of seven local affiliates and make sure legislation is passed to ensure reproductive rights […]

USFVotes: Leadership as Empowering Others

Maddelyn Bryan, International Studies ’18, registers a student Working with the McCarthy Center has redefined my understanding of leadership. I remember feeling irrepressibly disappointed on a county election day when I was 18. Someone tried to comfort me, shrugging words of, “well at least one vote doesn’t make much difference in a state the size of […]

Introducing the 2018 McCarthy Fellows

Congratulations to our newest cohort of McCarthy Fellows in Sacramento. This upcoming summer, thirteen students will be experiencing first-hand the policymaking and advocacy in our California state capitol. In addition to a rigorous course on California politics, the Fellows will also be interning full-time at various organizations, department agencies, Assemblymember and State Senate offices. This […]