The Emerging Leaders in Policy and Public Service (ELIPPS) program connects our top graduate and professional students with state leaders and broadens UC Davis' impact and visibility in the larger California.  This unique opportunity allows students to learn about real-world policy and practices while making meaningful contributions to public decision-making.

The program provides graduate and professional students opportunities to work with state and federal policy makers to offer their unique perspectives on complex issues.  This year will be the program’s first cohort of paid policy internships for UC Davis’ six graduate and professional students. The ELIPPS program is designed to help produce future leaders who can take their rightful place in government and non-governmental agencies that deal with policy affecting the lives of millions of people in California, America, and around the world.