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UCDC Program

The UCDC Program is an academic internship program providing UCSD students with the opportunity to intern for a quarter in Washington D.C. while enrolling in UC courses and living in the UC Washington Center.

Students who participate in the UCDC program must enroll in the Internship Seminar, AIP 197I, and a Research Seminar. Students may also enroll in an elective if they wish.

For more information, please review the following websites:

  • UC San Diego page for the UCDC Program, which is overseen by the Academic Internship Program
  • The official site for UCDC, where students can learn more about the program, academic information, internships, and events

How UCDC Courses Count for the Political Science Major

Political Science majors or minors who participate in the UCDC program earn credit for the major or minor with the Research Seminar, POLI 194.

  • The Research Seminar, POLI 194 is always allocated to the upper division Elective category of a Political Science major or the Political Science minor.
  • The Internship Seminar, AIP 197DC, does not fulfill major or minor requirements.

A UCDC elective may fulfill a course within the upper division Elective category of a Political Science major or minor, depending on which electives are being offered in a particular quarter. Please contact the Department's Undergraduate Advisor via the Virtual Advising Center to confirm if the UCDC elective course is allowable for the major/minor.

The UCDC Experience From Students' Perspectives

 Interview with UCDC and UCSD Alumni, Kirti Nuthi

UCDC x Political Science Workshops

Planning for UCDC and UCCS as a Political Science Major

UCDC Planning & Benefits of Remote Opportunities

Tools for Internship Searching in Washington D.C.

How to Finance Your UCDC Experience