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Global Policy Internships in Washington, D.C.

UC Davis Summer Abroad Internships is an academic program that aims to enhance students’ education by incorporating academic coursework with experiential learning outside of the classroom setting. This program carries a total of 8* quarter units in ten weeks. 

Students on Summer Abroad Internship programs earn regular UC Davis course credit which may be used to fulfill degree, major, minor, General Education (GE) requirements. UC Davis students can use Summer Abroad courses to fulfill their academic requirements as listed in the General Catalog. Students from other campuses should consult with the academic advisors from their home campuses to determine whether courses taken on our programs may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements. 

Auditing is not an option. 

*Note: Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid should contact Summer Abroad to enquire about enrolling in additional unit(s).

Syllabus

Education (EDU) 192 Draft Syllabus (PDF)

Courses

Education Abroad Program (EAP) 192. Internship (6 units)

Students will intern approximately 32 hours per week at their host institution and will be able to apply for transcript notation through the UC Davis Internship and Career Center.

University Writing Program (UWP) 198. Writing for Internships (2 units, P/NP)

This 2 unit course is a forum to connect the work students do at their internship to its broader social and cultural context. Through online discussions, students will have a community with whom to share their reflections and observations about their internship placements and to explore the significance of interning in an international context. This course includes participation on excursions and tours and attendance to guest lectures. Students are often asked to write reflective pieces. Assignment topics vary by program.

No prerequisites are enforced for this program beyond the general eligibility requirements.