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.

Eligibility:

  • 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

*This opportunity is available to all UCI students regardless of immigration status. We advise you to seek the counsel and advice of the UCI Dream Center if you have questions.

UCI students looking for an academic, full-time internship experience in Fall, Winter, or Spring terms should refer to the UCDC Academic Internship Program.

 

How to Apply

  • Review all of the information in the links to the left.
  • View or attend an information session (optional)
  • Submit your application materials through Handshake. Required documents include a Resume, 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 (schedule through Handshake). 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. Revised 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 (schedule through Handshake). Revise your cover letter according to the feedback you receive and then submit the revised resume with your application. Sample cover letters may be found on the DCP website.

QUESTIONS? Contact us to get your questions answered.

Late applications for Summer 2023 accepted on a rolling basis, subject to space availability. To submit a late application, contact our team at civicengagement@uci.edu.

UCDC Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

The UCDC Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available online at: https://www.ucdc.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/Safety/Clery%202021%20-%20UCDC%20Annual%20Security%20and%20Fire%20Saftey%20Report.pdf. 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 studentservices@ucdc.edu.