A wide variety of internships are available in ANY field! Students are responsible for finding their own internship, typically after selection into the UCDC program. Staff at both UC Irvine and in Washington, D.C. will assist students in this process, providing guidance and internship leads throughout the quarter prior to departure. Use the resources below to find the right internship for YOU!

Organizations by Area of Interest
Courtesy of UCSD's Career Services Cente

Other Web Sites & Internship Listings

In most cases, you will not apply for an internship until after you have been accepted to the UCDC program. However, there are a few organizations that have very early deadlines, usually due to a long security clearance process. If you are interested in any of the organizations below, apply early, even if prior to UCDC acceptance:

Organizations with Early Deadlines


Deadline to Apply (Check web site for exact dates)

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Applications are due 9-12 months in advance of start date. Requires a semester commitment. Consult with the UCDC office about how to extend your stay in DC.

National Security Agency

Varies - some as early as October 31 for Fall. Check web for details. Good opportunities for Computer Science and Engineering majors.

U.S. Department of Commerce

Accepts applications on a rolling basis. Check web for details.

U.S. Department of State

Fall = March 1
Winter/Spring = July 1

The White House



Fall = April - June, depending on office
Winter/Spring = early-September
Typically requires a semester commitment. Consult with the UCDC office about how to extend your stay to a semester in DC.