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Global Policy Internships in Washington, D.C.

Program Orientation

Pre-Departure Orientation
There will be a program-specific orientation with the instructor and/or program provider at UC Davis. This orientation addresses travel, packing, academics, health and safety, and more. It also provides you the opportunity to meet with others on your program. Prior to orientation, you will receive a Program Specific Guide that will further support program preparation.

On-Site Orientation
Soon after arrival to the program destination, you will have an on-site orientation. The on-site orientation serves to introduce you to the new environment as well as provide on-site resources and support.

Travel Arrangements

You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements to the program site. Detailed instructions for making flight arrangements are sent to enrolled students via email once the program is confirmed. Wait to purchase plane tickets until you receive this email. Instructions on how to get to the program accommodations will be included in your Program Specific Guide.

Students will require a valid driver’s license or passport for air travel to Washington, DC.

Acceptable forms of ID for all individuals flying within the United States.

On Site Transportation


Entry Requirements for U.S. Citizens

A valid ID is required for this program. A valid ID includes a driver’s license or other state photo identity card issued by Department of Motor Vehicles, US passport book or passport card (see link above).

Note that starting October 1, 2020, the US Department of Homeland Security will require a REAL-ID to board domestic flights (including Washington, D.C.). This program will end prior to this date of enforcement, but UC Davis Study Abroad encourages students to secure this updated ID in case they plan to remain in Hawaii for any reason. California residents can learn more here.

Entry Requirements for Non-U.S. Citizens

A valid ID is required for this program (see link above). A valid ID includes a driver’s license or other state photo identity card issued by Department of Motor Vehicles, or Permanent Resident card (green card). UC Davis international students should also carry their additional documents referred to the SISS travel advisory.

International students in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa require employment authorization prior to engaging in any paid or unpaid off-campus employment or internship experiences. Students should discuss this opportunity with an SISS advisor before applying if they are considering this program. 

International students unable to participate in the program may be subject to cancellation fees as shown in the cancellation schedule. For this reason, international students are highly encouraged to research their ability to participate well in advance, and before enrolling in the program if possible.


Participants are enrolled in GeoBlue Global Health Insurance and UC Traveler Insurance for the duration of the program and will be provided with specific coverage information. More details about coverage is available in the Study Abroad Student Handbook