Program Features & Benefits

Program Features & Benefits

The UC Davis Washington Program operates under the guidance of the University of California System-wide UCDC Program located in Washington DC. In an effort to continue to provide students with a high-quality internship program, UCDC has gone to great lengths to create a high-quality remote program that students will find both interesting, and beneficial to their long and short term professional development goals. See the exciting program features and benefits below:


  • Intern remotely at any one of hundreds of organizations in any number of areas of interest. Peruse our online "Internship Book" or search for your major to see where students have interned in the past or you can do your own search. Internship organizations that have self-identified as having available remote internships can be found at the Remote Internships page.
  • Receive 8 units for your internship and 4 units for a UCDC course of your choosing
  • Students enrolled in the UCDC remote program may also sign up for courses through UC Davis if they so choose. This option may be particularly attractive to students who would like to participate, but previously had limited options due to strict major course schedules. Tuition costs do not increase as a result of dual enrollment in UCDC and UC Davis courses.


Students enrolled in the UC Davis Washington Remote Program will receive the following benefits: 

  • Personalized resume and cover letter writing assistance.
  • Participation in a 4-part workshop series focusing on finding internships to which you can apply, getting your applications noticed by internship organizations, improving your interviewing skills, and professionalism.
  • Access to 1-on-1 assistance from Career Services Professionals with experience assisting students as they work toward their professional goals.
  • Intern remotely in the Nation's Capital and surrounding areas!
  • Participate in a virtual speaker series featuring DC professionals. Past featured speakers have included Supreme Court Justices, politicians, experts on international policy, and journalists. As the speaker series schedule is finalized, more details about specific speakers will be offered.
  • Network with and learn from UC alumni mentors in DC! Mentors are UC alumni who have volunteered to share their career experiences with UCDC program participants. Mentors and mentees are matched primarily using areas of professional interest, expertise
  • Learn in small classes from experts that live and work in Washington DC.

Remote Program Contacts

Washington Program | Email:

  • General Questions About the Program
  • Online Advising Appointment Sign-up

Chad Higgs, Program Manager | Email:

  • Resume and Cover Letter Review
  • Professional Development Workshops

Mike Nieto, UCDC Program Administrator | Email:

  • Internship Placement Assistance
  • Resume and Cover Letter Review
  • One-on-One Advising

Sabrin Said, Administrator of Academic Services | Email:

  • Questions about UCDC Courses
  • UCDC Course Registration Assistance