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Application, Schedule, and Costs


Eligibility is based on the beginning of the quarter preceding the quarter of your internship. For example, applicants for the Spring quarter must satisfy the following requirements by the beginning of the preceding Winter quarter:

  • 90 units
  • At least 2 upper-division courses
  • 2.5 GPA

How to Apply

Follow these steps to apply to the UCDC program. Program dates and application deadlines are given below. Applicants will be notified by email regarding their acceptance within 2 weeks of the deadline.

  1. Complete your AIP Profile in InternLinkIndicate "UCDC" as Program Type
  2. Have your resume critiqued by an advisor at the Career Services Center.
  3. Write a letter of intent stating your interest in a particular organization or field.
  4. Get two recommendation lettersHave your references provide you with the letters rather than sending them to AIP, if possible.
  5. Print your Academic History from TritonLink
  6. Print a cover sheet and assemble your application materials. 
  7. Make a copy of your packet for your records. 
  8. Submit your hard copy application packet to the Academic Internship Program by the deadline posted. 
  9. Start researching internships.

Quarterly Schedule 2014-2015

Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Spring 2014 Summer 2014*
Application Deadline

April 30, 2014

Priority deadline:
May 30, 2014
Nov 4, 2014
Nov 4, 2014
Arrival Sep 21/22, 2014 Jan 4/5, 2015 Mar 23/24, 2014 June 15/16
Residential & Academic Orientation Sep 22 Jan 5 Mar 24 June 16
Classes Begin Sept 23 Jan 6 Mar 25 Jun 23
Classes End Dec 12 Mar 13 June 6 Aug 3/17
Students Depart Dec 13 Mar 14 June 7 Aug 23

*Students are not required to enroll in classes for the summer term.

Program Cost 

University fees are the same as for a quarter on campus, but the cost of living in Washington may be higher. Estimated total fees and living expenses (including round trip airfare, housing, food and meals, books and supplies, local commuting, clothing, and other personal expenses) per quarter run in the range of $9,500 - $11,000. Please refer to the UCDC Estimated Budget (PDF) worksheet. Of course, this will vary for different individuals.

Financial Aid does apply for UCDC! Once accepted into the program, the participants' names will be submitted to the financial aid office, so that the individual awards may get adjusted to the different living expenses. Additional scholarships, such as the Robert Matsui Fellowship, may also be available.


  • Fall 2014:          April 30, 2014
  • Winter 2015:     May 15, 2014


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