Which Program Is Best For Me?
No matter which program you choose, you will:
- Gain valuable hands-on work experience in a field related to your major and/or future career, which will make you more competitive for the job search and/or graduate school. Internships are available for ALL MAJORS!
- Network and make valuable connections for your future.
- Live with other UC students in our state or nation’s capital – rich in culture, history, and politics.
- On academic programs, receive UC credit, fulfill degree requirements, and maintain your financial aid eligibility. For all programs (academic or summer), certain majors can fulfill specific degree requirements, such as Social Ecology Field Study, Public Health Practicum, and various internship requirements for other majors and minors.
What Are My Options?
UCI offers both academic and non-academic programs in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento. The Capital Internship Program houses the academic programs, and the Division of Career Pathways houses the non-academic summer programs. Below is a side-by-side comparison of your options:
UC Washington, D.C.
Still Can’t Decide? Do Both!
You aren’t limited to one option, and can even repeat the same program more than once! Consider doing an internship in Sacramento in your sophomore year to gain experience, then go to Washington, D.C. in your junior or senior year to build upon that experience.
Come in and talk to us about the differences between your options and we can help you find the program that’s best for you!