Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good
M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
USF in DC is a semester-long program in Washington, DC that integrates a full-time internship with relevant coursework taught by USF faculty and University of California Washington Program (UCDC) faculty. Participants take 16 credit hours after choosing from a range of elective courses and commit to obtaining internship opportunities that meet their interests and skill sets.
Students spend either the fall or spring semester engaging with peers from across the country in the heart of the capital, where they will live, learn, and explore all that DC has to offer. Participants also have access to a range of programming, activities, and events while building real-world experience at a public service internship. All majors are welcome to apply.
I spent my last semester doing the USF in DC program and I am forever grateful for that life-changing decision, the most exciting and enriching experience in my academic and professional career. This program allowed me to incorporate the political knowledge that I learned in my courses and strengthened my transferable skill set. It reaffirmed my goal of pursuing a career in public service, and in particular, of reforming the criminal justice system."
— Jacqueline Cao, Politics '19 , minor in Legal Studies,
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