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Application Checklist

Interested in applying to participate in the UCDC Program through UC Merced? 


Here is the Checklist of the information and documents you will need for your application:

  • Personal Information
  • Academic Information

Documents that need to be Uploaded

  • Personal Statement
    • Two pages, double spaced essay regarding the following (please try and answer all the questions in your personal statement):
      1. How would studying in Washington, D.C. help you achieve your academic goals?
      2. How does the UCDC Program fit in your graduation requirements?
      3. What type of agency or organization would you like to intern at?
      4. What type of experience would you expect to gain?
      5. What are your plans after graduation and how will the UCDC Program help you achieve your goals?
      6. What unique qualities can you bring to UCDC Program?
  • Resume or CV
  • Writing Sample
    • Students are required to meet with their Academic Advisor prior to applying to participate in UCDC. Please have the form completed and ready to upload with your application.
  • Transcripts

Letters of Recommendation (2)

  • Writer's Name, Email, and Contact Information
  • Letters of recommendation are emailed to