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Global Policy Internships in Washington, D.C.

Each UC Davis Summer Abroad Internship program pairs UC Davis Study Abroad with a partner organization that manages the personalized internship placements; arranges accommodations and excursions; leads onsite orientations and optional social events; and provides 24/7 emergency support. As part of the placement process for Summer Internships, participants will first enroll through UC Davis Study Abroad and then complete a supplemental application for the partner organization associated with their particular Summer Internship program.

Although Study Abroad partners with outside organizations for some aspects of Summer Abroad Internships, the official provider for these programs is UC Davis Study Abroad, and course credit is issued by UC Davis.

Internship Placement Process

After students enroll through UC Davis Study Abroad in the USA—Global Policy Summer Internship in Washington, DC program, they will receive instructions from the program’s partner, UC Davis Washington Program on where to submit a resume, and cover letter. The UC Davis Washington Program will make internship placements based on the Global Policy theme and details provided in cover letters. Interviews may be required in the placement process.

Sample Internship Placements

Students will be placed in internships with global policy making institutions, depending on student interest and the institution’s needs. Work duties may include assisting with a broad set of activities that support policy advancement, such as research, briefing/hearings attendance, organizing, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data; and preparing memos, briefs, reports, and presentations.

Resume and Cover Letter Resources

We strongly recommend that all students meet with Washington Program staff or the Career Center on their home campus to have their resume and cover letter reviewed prior to submitting these documents. The Washington Program provides online resources to help students write a professional quality resume and cover letter. Students’ cover letters should address why they are interested in the Global Policy Internship program.

Information about UC Davis’s partner for the program

For the Global Policy Internship in Washington, D.C. program, UC Davis Study Abroad partners with the UC Davis Washington Program. The organization offers customized internship placements to provide students with hands-on, professional experience within their chosen field. The Global Policy Internship in Washington, D.C. program is a customized program designed by the UC Davis Washington Program uniquely for UC Davis Study Abroad. Onsite, a team from the Washington Center staff will welcome students, lead the welcome orientation, coordinate and lead the optional activities, and be on-call 24/7 for emergency support. 

Transcript Notation

Students participating in UC Davis Study Abroad Internships are eligible to receive Transcript Notation (TN). Transcript notation documents your academically approved internship on your official UC Davis transcript. By having your experience noted, it provides proof of where and when you participated in an internship. This is especially valuable for international internships that may be difficult for a prospective employer or program to contact.

Transcript Notation is a process you’ll start within the first two weeks of your internship placement through Handshake, the tool UC Davis Internship and Career Center uses to connect students and employers.