How to Apply for the Summer UCDC Internship Program

Prospective interns must complete an application process outlining their interests, skills, and career objectives. The selection process is designed to evaluate the applicant’s writing ability, oral communication skills, personal character, motivation, and ability to perform well under pressure. Applications are available each Fall. Group interviews and final selection typically take place in mid to late November.
Note that UCI students looking for an academic, full-time internship experience in Fall, Winter, or Spring terms should refer to the UCDC Academic Internship Program.



  • Must be a regularly enrolled, degree-seeking UCI undergraduate student, including June graduating seniors (sophomore, junior, and senior status preferred).
  • Must plan to be enrolled on campus during winter and spring quarters prior to the summer of participation.
  • Recommended 2.75 GPA or above.
  • Must be able to be in Washington, D.C. for the full Summer term.
  • Degree-seeking International students and DACA/AB540/Undocumented students are eligible to apply.


Before You Apply

  • Review all of the UCDC summer 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 sample cover letter. 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 goals? Be specific and include names of some of the internship sites you are considering applying to.
    2. Revised resume. You must 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. Sample resumes may be found on the DCP website.
    3. Sample cover letter. Find an actual internship on Handshake and write your cover letter as if you’re applying to that internship (do not address it to UCDC). You must have your cover letter reviewed by a Division of Career Pathways staff member during drop-in advising or a career counseling appointment. Revise your cover letter according to the feedback you receive and then submit the revised resume with your application. Cover letter examples may be found on the DCP website.

Submit Your Application

Applications for the Summer 2024 UCDC program will open in Fall 2023.

  • Priority Deadline: October 30, 2023 @ 11:59 pm
  • Final Deadline: November 15, 2023 @ 11:59 pm

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 and 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