UCDC Program at the University of California Washington Center

The UCDC Program supervises and supports students who pursue a quarter of academic study and internship work in the nation’s capital. Internship placements are geared toward student interests, including but not limited to government and public policy, science and the environment, education and the arts, advocacy and nonprofit organizations, law, and business and finance. Students live in the UC Washington Center with students from other UC campuses, which provides an intellectual and social community throughout the quarter.

The program is open through a competitive application process to students in all majors who are in good standing and will be juniors or seniors by the quarter in which they participate. Students enroll for fall, winter, or spring quarter, earn 12 to 17 course credits, and continue to be registered as full-time students. Applicant selection is based on academic record, a written statement, a letter of recommendation, and in some cases a personal interview. Financial aid eligibility is maintained.

Interested students with strong academic records are encouraged to apply. For more information, e-mail studyabroad@ucsc.edu, contact the UCDC coordinator in 103 Classroom Unit, or visit the program's website.

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