Applying to the UCDC Academic Internship Program


  • Junior or Senior standing recommended by departure
  • Must be an enrolled UCI undergraduate degree-seeking student
  • 3.0 GPA or above recommended at the time of application
  • All majors are encouraged to apply
  • Degree-seeking International students and DACA/AB540/Undocumented students are eligible to apply

Academic UCDC Program Dates

Academic Term Dates in Washington, D.C.
FALL 2023 September 16 – December 2 
WINTER 2024 January 6 – March 16
SPRING 2024 March 23 – June 8

Application Deadlines

Academic Term Application Dates
FALL 2023 Extended application deadline for Fall 2023: June 1, 2023 @ 11:59 pm
Late applications considered if space is available. Contact our team before applying.
WINTER 2024 Rolling deadline until cohort is filled.
Final deadline for Winter 2024: August 15, 2023 @ 11:59 pm
SPRING 2024 Applications for Spring 2024 will open in October 2023.
Priority Deadline: October 30, 2023 @ 11:59 pm
Final Deadline: November 15, 2023 @ 11:59 pm

SUMMER PROGRAMS: UCI students looking for a non-academic, full-time internship experience in Summer terms should refer to the UCDC Summer Internship Program.

Before You Apply

  • Review all of the UCDC program information on this website.
  • Get your questions answered by viewing or attending an information session. You can also contact our team by visiting our office, scheduling an appointment, or reaching out via email.
  • Prepare your application materials. Required documents include a revised resume, short essay, and one letter of recommendation. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully.
    1. Essay Response – 1-2 page, double-spaced essay response with Name and Student ID at the top right (Note: you MUST have your name AND student ID on your essay response). In your essay, please respond to these questions: Why do you want to participate in UCDC? What kinds of internships interest you and how will this experience help you achieve your career and academic goals? Be specific and include names of some of the internship sites you are considering applying to.
    2. Revised resume. Have your resume reviewed by a Division of Career Pathways staff member during drop in advising or a career counseling appointment. Revise your resume according to the feedback you receive and then submit the revised resume with your application.
    3. One Letter of Recommendation. Letter can be from a faculty member, TA, employer, staff member, club advisor, etc. It should not be from a friend, family member, or peer. Upload your Letter of Recommendation to your UCDC Common Application, or if your recommender prefers that it remain confidential, ask them to e-mail it to: Ideally, the letter should be submitted by the application deadline, but if this is not possible, let us know and we may be able to give you more time to submit the letter.

Submit Your Application

We are currently accepting applications for Winter 2024 until the cohort is filled. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis through August 15, 2023. The earlier you apply, the earlier your application will be reviewed!

Before applying, make sure to carefully review the information and deadlines above. When ready to proceed, create an account at using your campus email address ( You will receive a confirmation email once your profile is created. The link provided in your confirmation email should simultaneously allow you to verify your identity, and begin the official application.

UCDC Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

The UCDC Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available online at: The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures UCDC will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by UCDC or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in UCDC’s On-Campus Student Housing Facility (the UC Washington Center) during the three most recent calendar years.

A paper copy of the report will be provided upon request. If you would like to receive a paper copy, you can stop by the Residential Life Office in Room 413 (located at 1608 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, DC, 20036) or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (202) 974-6216 or emailing