UCDC Application

Prospective interns must complete an extensive 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. Interviews and final selection typically take place in mid to late November.


  • Must be a regularly enrolled UCI undergraduate student, including graduating seniors (June graduates only)
  • 2.75 GPA recommended

Application Process

EXTENDED Deadline for Summer 2018: Monday, November 27, 2017

To apply for this program, please submit the following documents by email to dccoords@uci.edu and be sure to follow the instructions carefully:
• Completed application form and Writing Sample (please see http://www.dccenter.uci.edu/docs/application.pdf for the application form. Please submit the application form and writing sample as 1 document)
• Revised resume**
• Unofficial transcript (available for free at the Registrar’s office)

*Please be sure that your application form is filled out prior to submission. You may need to click "print" and then "save" in order to save the completed form. We have had students submit blank copies so please double check.
Please include the writing sample with your Application Form document. Your writing sample should be a 1-2-page essay (typed) addressing all (1-3) of the following:

1) Identify a general field of interest related to your major and/or intended career.
2) Discuss a topic within that field in which you hope to investigate in Washington D.C. through your internship and/or research experience. 
3) Discuss what kind of internships might be helpful in exploring this subject area and why.

**Be sure to have your resume reviewed by the Career Center during drop in hours Monday – Friday, 11 am – 3 pm.

Please submit all required application documents by email to dccoords@uci.edu by 11:59 pm on Monday, November 27, 2018