University of California Washington Program (UCDC)

The University of California Washington Program (UCDC) provides UCSB students with a unique opportunity to live, work as interns, and study in our nation’s political and cultural epicenter, Washington, D.C. Designed for undergraduates in their junior and senior years, the program assumes students have completed a significant part of their upper-division major coursework and that their internships will serve to enhance their academic study. The UCDC program offers something for everyone, so students in all fields are welcome and encouraged to apply! Science students might find Summer Quarter particularly attractive.

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NOTE: The UCDC program will be Remote for the entire 2020-21 academic year.  We are excited to announce new remote programming to enhance your experience!  Not only will you be interning with unique organizations and taking classes taught by experienced instructors, you’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a mentorship program and a professional development and speaker series. Read more about the Remote Program HERE.