The undergraduate academic program is a major component of the U.C. Washington Center. The Center also sponsors conferences, symposia, and policy debates, connects D.C.-based alumni with the home campus, and provides U.C. with a physical presence in the nation's capital. Students divide their weekly schedules between classes and an internship. Each will work at his or her internship for 3-4 days per week. All participants will be registered as full-time U.C. Berkeley students and will remain eligible for financial aid provided the minimum number of units is met. Program staff work with the student and the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility and adjust the financial aid package to compensate for the additional costs expected while in Washington, D.C.