University of California, Washington Center (UCDC)

Nature of Research/Program Description: 

The University of California extends its mission of service, teaching and research to the nation's capital. The UC Washington Center (UCDC) is a multi-campus residential, instructional and research center that provides students and faculty from the University of California with opportunities to study, research, work, and live within Washington’s rich cultural, political and international heritage. The program is housed in an 11-story building in a lively neighborhood a short walk from the White House with room for more than 270 students.

As interns with Congress, the White House, cabinet agencies, advocacy groups, non-profit organizations, scientific laboratories, and the news media, students gain firsthand exposure to the American political process while attaining valuable work experience. Students take courses at the Center to fulfill the academic component of each campus program. Many write and present comprehensive research papers based in part on their internship experiences.

Internships can involve research.  Interested students should contact ucdc@ucsc.edu.

Information about the online application process can be found here.

Keywords: Washington Center; instructional center; research center; internships; work experience; research papers; academic courses

Contact: Marianna Santana

Location: 
Off-campus
Location Details: 
Washington, DC
Targeted Students: 
UCSC undergraduates who will benefit from hands-on work experience that may tie into their academic and/or long term goals.
Program Time Period: 
Academic Year
Winter Quarter
Spring Quarter
Fall Quarter
One Quarter
Compensation: 
Academic Credit
Application Deadline: 
See campus website for dates.
Year Began: 
1995
Contact: 
Marianna Santana
Contact Title: 
UCDC Coordinator
Contact Email: 
ucdc@ucsc.edu
Faculty Director: 
Eva Bertram
Faculty Director Email: 
ucdc@ucsc.edu
Major(s): 
Anthropology
Applied Physics
Art
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Bioinformatics
Biology
Business Management Economics
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Cognitive Science
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science: Computer Game Design
Earth Sciences
Ecology and Evolution
Economics
Education and Teaching
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Studies
Feminist Studies
Field and Exchange
Film and Digital Media
German Studies
Global Economics
History
History of Art and Visual Culture
Human Biology
Italian Studies
Jewish Studies
Language Studies
Latin American and Latino Studies
Legal Studies
Linguistics
Literature
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Music
Network and Digital Technology
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Physics (Astrophysics)
Physics Education
Plant Sciences
Politics
Prelaw
Premedicine
Psychology
Robotics Engineering
Sociology
Technology and Information Management
Theater Arts
Writing
Additional information: 
Open to all majors.