Undergraduate Research & Scholarships


The UC Washington Program (UCDC)

University of California, Berkeley

Each Fall and Spring, UC juniors and seniors from all majors travel to Washington, D.C. to intern, do research, and take classes for a semester. Students live and attend courses at the UC Washington Center, an eleven-story building six blocks from the White House. Washington, D.C. offers a wide variety of academic, professional and rich cultural opportunities for undergraduates.

Students are selected based on academic excellence, professional maturity and demonstrated interest in a particular area. Because it is both an academic and an internship program, students research in class what they experience professionally in their internships. Theory meets practice for a powerful learning experience! UCDC helps students to clarify their future career direction, get on-the-ground work experience, and build professional networks.

Past program participants have said: “UCDC was my best semester at Cal!” and “UCDC was instrumental in helping me get my first DC job after graduation.”

Follow us at the UCDC Instagram and UCDC Facebook Pages

Sign up on the UCDC Interest Form

Fall 2023 Applications due Thursday, February 23

Upcoming Information Sessions

• January 10, 2-3pm on zoom at https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/5492740547
• January 19, 1-2pm on zoom at https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/5492740547
• January 26, 2-3pm in-person 3401 Dwinelle Hall
• February 3, 1-2pm on zoom at https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/5492740547

Special Info Session: "The UCDC Student Experience"--Q&A with UCDC Alumni, February 7, 5-6pm, 9 Durant Hall

Individual Advising

Can’t make an info session or have questions? Sign up to meet with the UCDC advisor in person or on zoom, at https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/fbytu

Email: ucdc@berkeley.edu

Student Ambassadors

Interested in the UCDC student experience?

Talk with one of the UCDC Student Ambassadors about their time in DC!


Program Advisor

Mary Crabb
2416 Dwinelle Hall
MC #2940 Berkeley, CA