Berkeley's UCDC Program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates from all majors to spend a semester (Fall or Spring) in Washington, D.C. pursuing full-time course work and an internship in their selected field. Applicants must be in good standing within their Colleges, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and have achieved junior status (60 units) by the time their semester in Washington commences. Preference is given to students who have completed at least 30 credits on the Berkeley campus. All program participants must reside at the UC Washington Center for the duration of the semester.

Interested students from all departments are encouraged to apply. Washington, DC is home not only to the Federal government but also to some of the world's best museums, news organizations, libraries and collections. The UCDC Program provides as much opportunity to the art history or Shakespeare student as it does to students of American politics. From the Folger Shakespeare Library to the National Institutes of Health to the National Museum of African Art, Washington provides a vast range of opportunities. 

Students with disabilities can and do study in D.C. and are encouraged to explore their options. The UC Washington Center is an accessible building, including apartments that meet ADA requirements. Student workplaces, however, will vary in accommodations. Also, a student will need to explore transportation possibilities to and from the internship site. Students who anticipate special needs should also contact the Berkeley Disabled Students' Office as soon as possible for assistance and advice about participation in UCDC. As with all applicants, the rule is to plan ahead.

The Lois I. Hogan Fund provides financial support to students with disabilities so that they can realistically pursue internship and work experiences. It provides funding for disability-related accommodations including but not limited to transportation, housing, attendant care, interpreter and reader availability, and equipment, based on 1) financial need; 2) relevance of internship to career goals; and 3) limitations or lack of other assistance. For more information contact Public Service Center Interim Director Mike Bishop at bishop@berkeley.edu.