UC Davis Washington Program

The Washington Program is an academic internship program that provides UC Davis students the opportunity to intern for an organization of their choosing, while enrolled in UC courses, and living in the UC Washington Center, all in the heart of our nation’s capital! Although Washington, DC is known primarily as the capital of American politics, it plays a pivotal role, both nationally and internationally, in business, law, the sciences, public relations, media, and the arts, so students from any major are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Students interested in applying to the Washington Program should contact program staff on the UC Davis campus. For information regarding the application process and deadlines, please visit the Washington Program website.

Financial Aid Information:

For students who have not yet filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application, learn more about filing an application and be sure to include the UC Davis school code 001313. The financial aid process differs depending on which program you are participating in:

Quarter Program

The Washington Program office sends a list of participants to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, where financial aid packages are compiled. Their office will adjust aid awards to meet the increased cost of the program. For general information, please refer to the Washington Program website.

Summer Program

The Summer Program is slightly different from the Quarter Program. To qualify for financial aid, students must have a current year FAFSA or a Dream Act Application on file. For general information about financial aid during the summer, please refer to the students attending other UC section on our Summer Financial Aid website.

The UC Davis Financial Aid and Scholarships Office will package your aid and notify you via email when it is ready. Aid notification typically occurs four weeks prior to the start of the program. Once notified, you can view and accept your aid on the UC Davis MyAwards website. Students participating in the Summer Washington Program who are eligible for financial aid must enroll in at least 6 units of coursework in order to qualify for aid. Financial aid will be disbursed by the UC Davis Student Accounting office.

Additional Helpful Information:

  • Be sure to add UC Davis to your FAFSA or Dream Act Application – School Code 001313
  • Watch for emails from the UC Davis Financial Aid and Scholarships Office
  • View quarterly UC Davis financial aid deadlines and refund dates on the Important Dates webpage
  • Set up direct deposit through the UC Davis Student Accounting Office