Experience Public Service in our Nation's Capital

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.

Jacqueline Cao

Jacqueline Cao

Politics '19 , minor in Legal Studies

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.

Jacqueline Cao

Politics '19 , minor in Legal Studies

Recent Placements/Partnerships

  • Office of Barack and Michelle Obama
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • Office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • The White House
  • Department of Education
  • U.S. Senate
  • Natural Resource Defense Council
  • National Council on Disabilities
  • Woodrow Wilson Center
  • UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees
  • House Judiciary Committee
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies
  • Brookings Institution
  • Center for American Progress
  • Human Rights First
  • C-Span
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Peace Alliance
  • Small Business Administration
  • White House Office of Public Engagement
  • United Nations Population Fund
  • MALDEF
  • Revolution Messaging
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • UN Foundation
  • Public Defender Service
  • Common Sense Media
  • Bose Public Affairs Group
  • United We Dream
  • National Education Association
  • National Immigration Forum
  • NAACP
  • Senator Kamala Harris
  • Senator Mazie Hirono
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
  • Congresswoman Judy Chu
  • Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
  • In Defense of Christians
  • Woodward and Avestaei PLLC
Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good
2130 Fulton St.
Masonic, Room 106
San Francisco, CA 94117
Hours

Monday - Friday:
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.