UC Washington, D.C. (UCDC) Summer Internship Program

The UCDC Summer Internship Program (Summer UCDC) sends 40 to 50 outstanding undergraduate students to live and intern in Washington, D.C. for 10 weeks each Summer. Students have the opportunity to live and take classes (optional) at the UC Washington Center in the heart of DC, just blocks from the White House. UCDC is a great opportunity for students to examine the behind-the-scenes activities that shape and implement our nation’s future course.

Admitted students work closely with program staff to develop competitive application materials, apply to internship positions, interview successfully, and secure meaningful internships. Students from ALL majors are encouraged to apply as Washington, D.C. offers numerous internship opportunities in various industries.

Questions about UCDC? Learn more about the UCDC program by watching this informational video or attending an upcoming information session. We also encourage you to check out our FAQs or schedule an appointment with us.

UCI students looking for an academic, full-time internship experience in D.C. during the academic year (fall, winter, or spring) should refer to the UCDC Academic Internship Program.

Resources for Participants

For students already accepted to the UCDC Summer program, find resources, links, and important dates in the UCDC Participants resource library.