UC IRVINE WASHINGTON DC PROGRAMS Winter 2016 APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED – Wednesday, May 13, 2015 UCDC Information Sessions Date Wednesday, April 15 Tuesday, April 21 Time 12-1 pm 3-4 pm Place Student Services II, Room 1002 Student Services II, Room 1002 Submit your application to the UCDC Academic Internship Program – 1100 Student Services II UCDC WASHINGTON CENTER PROGRAMS YOUR OPTIONS PROGRAM NAME UCDC Summer Internship Program http://www.ucdc.uci.edu UCDC Academic Internship Program http://www.dccenter.uci.edu QUARTER AWAY Summer Fall, Winter, or Spring UCI CREDIT Options available: Students in the School of Social Ecology may use their internship to fulfill their field study requirement. Please see your department coordinator for approval and direction. Public Health majors may also use their internship to fulfill their practicum requirement. Please see your department coordinator for approval and direction. Individuals can approach a faculty member for a 199 Independent Study for the summer. Summer courses available through the UC Washington Center, including credit for internship (courses TBA) ESTIMATED COSTS $5,000 (if not enrolled in courses) REQUIREMENTS All regularly enrolled UCI undergraduate students, including graduating Seniors All majors Recommended GPA of 2.75 or above Demonstrated leadership and/or community involvement DEADLINE November 21, 2014 WHO TO CONTACT AND WHERE TO APPLY UCDC Summer Internship Program Michelle Mallen, Summer UCDC Advisor Bob Gomez, Summer UCDC Advisor UCI Career Center (949) 824-6886 http://www.ucdc.uci.edu [email protected] All students enroll in 12-16 units composed of: Seminar Course (4 units graded) Internship/Field Work (4-8 units P/NP) Part-time or full-time internship. Majors in the School of Social Ecology can use this to fulfill their field study requirement. Public Health majors can also use this to fulfill their Practicum requirement. Optional Elective Course (4 units graded) Offered in a variety of fields, depending on the quarter, such as politics, public policy, art history, sociology, media, economics, etc. Optional Independent Research (4-8 units graded) Independent research guided by UCI faculty advisor at UCI. $11,222 Financial Aid Applies Junior or Senior standing recommended (must be an enrolled UCI student) All majors Recommended GPA of 3.0 GPA or above Spring 2015 – December 1, 2014 Fall 2015 – April 6, 2015 Winter 2016 – May 13, 2015 UCDC Academic Internship Program Sharon Parks, Director UCDC Academic Internship Program 1100 Student Services II Irvine, CA 92697-2475 (949) 824-5400 (949) 824 9133 FAX http://www.dccenter.uci.edu [email protected] UC Irvine Washington DC Programs 2014- 2015 Application Applying for: UCDC Academic Internship Program* CHECKLIST: Application Critiqued Resume Writing Sample Letter(s) of Recommendation Unofficial Transcript Fall 2015/Winter 2016** **Fall/Winter applicants will be placed in one quarter based on available space. If you have a preference, indicate it here __________. UCDC Summer Internship Program* Summer 2015 (Deadline has passed – program full) *Students can combine both programs to spend either the spring quarter and summer or summer and fall quarter in Washington DC! I. Personal Data Last Name _____________________________ First Name _____________________________ UCI ID# ______________ Male Female [OPTIONAL] Please indicate one of the following: U.S. Citizen Permanent Resident Other/ Visa [OPTIONAL] *NOTE: If you are an international student, you must have proper work authorization prior to the program and you should be aware that some internships require U.S. citizenship. Current Address __________________________________________________________________________ Permanent Address ________________________________________________________________________ Home Phone ( ) _______________________Cell Phone ( ) ________________________________ UCI E-mail address________________________________ Alternate E-mail address____________________ I authorize UCDC to give my e-mail address and phone number to other UCDC students going to DC with me to share/ask advice about UCDC-related issues. Yes No II. Academic/Financial Information Current Year in School: Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Major(s)/Minor(s) ________________________________________________________________________ Expected graduation (month & year) _________________________ Cumulative GPA _______ Do you qualify for financial aid as determined by the UCI Financial Aid Office? Yes No ________________________________________________________________________________________ How did you hear about UCDC? Anteater Weekly Academic/Career Counselor Email Friend Class Announcement New University Other IV. The information I am providing is complete and accurate. Signature ________________________________________________ Date __________________________ More on next page V. 1. Please submit the following items with this application on top, paperclipped and in this order: Resume 2. Writing Sample UCDC SUMMER Internship Program UCDC ACADEMIC Internship Program Submit a 1-page resume, highlighting education, work experience, and skills/languages. Do not include a career objective. *REQUIRED: Visit the Career Center to get your resume reviewed during Drop In Advising Monday – Friday 11-3 pm prior to submitting your resume. In addition, you may attend a Resume Workshop www.career.uci.edu **See attached form for resume tips and examples** Submit a 1-page resume, highlighting education, work experience, and skills/languages. Do not include a career objective. REQUIRED: Visit the Career Center to get your resume reviewed during Drop In Advising Monday – Friday 11-3 pm prior to submitting your resume. In addition, you may attend a Resume Workshop www.career.uci.edu **See attached form for resume tips and examples** Please submit a 1-2 page essay (typed, double- Please submit a 2-page essay (typed, double- spaced) addressing the following: spaced) addressing all (1-3) of the following: 1) Describe a significant experience you have 1) Identify a general field of interest, which is had, or accomplishment you have realized, typically related to your major and/or intended career. that has helped to define you as a person. 2) Discuss a topic within that field in which you hope 2) How does this experience or to investigate in Washington D.C. through your accomplishment prepare you for the UCDC internship and/or research experience. Sample topics experience? include, but are not limited to, debating a current public policy, exploring an economic trend, or dissecting a politically relevant debate in society. 3) Discuss what kind of internships might be helpful in exploring this subject area and why. Remember to write this in essay format – do not number your responses. List your name on the front page. Give careful thought to your essay and prepare it well, since you may be asked to submit this writing sample when applying to various internships in DC. Many organizations require it as part of their internship application process and in many cases your candidacy will be based on your ability to write well. 3. Letter(s) of Recommendation 4. Transcript Submit at least one letter of recommendation with Submit at least one letter of recommendation with the attached Recommendation Form the attached Recommendation Form (Please read the instructions on the attached (Please read the instructions on the attached Recommendation Form for further details.) Recommendation Form for further details.) Attach a current unofficial copy of your transcript(s), Attach a current unofficial copy of your transcript(s), including collegiate work done at other institutions. including collegiate work done at other institutions. Web-based transcripts are not acceptable. Web-based transcripts are not acceptable. UC Irvine Washington DC Programs Recommendation Form Recommendation for (Applicant’s Name): _______________________________________________________________ INSTRUCTIONS TO THE APPLICANT: Submit at least one Letter of Recommendation from someone who knows you well enough to evaluate you on the characteristics indicated below (see: Instructions to the Recommender). Give this form to a UCI or community college professor, T.A., staff member, or a supervisor from your place of employment, but not a family member, close family friend, or a peer. All letters must be written on letterhead, addressed “To Whom It May Concern”, and submitted with this Recommendation Form and your completed application. You may submit additional letters if you wish, as some internship sites may require more than one letter. Complete the section below before giving this form to your recommender! CONFIDENTIALITY WAIVER: Under the Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and the California Information Practices Act of 1977, students are given the right to inspect their records, including letters of recommendation. Please choose one of the below: I do not waive my right to read this letter of recommendation (i.e. you can read this letter and will have access to it to submit to potential internship sites). I expressly waive my right to read this letter of recommendation (i.e. you cannot read this letter). Signature: __________________________________________________ Date: _________ INSTRUCTIONS TO RECOMMENDER: The student named above is applying to the UC Irvine Washington DC Programs. Please write a letter that addresses the student's academic achievement, personal maturity, and whether or not the student possesses the skills necessary to adapt successfully to a new environment. The letter may be forwarded to potential internship agencies and organizations and should not be specifically written UCDC program acceptance, but rather, for internship placement. We are also interested in the student’s preparation to benefit from course work, field placements, and other opportunities in Washington, D.C. In your evaluation of the applicant, please address the student’s ability to write effectively and cogently, to think analytically, his/her aptitude for a successful internship or research experience, and overall maturity, self-presentation, and independence. Thank you for your assistance. Please attach this form to your letter, and return both directly to the student to submit with his/her application. Name of Recommender _______________________________ Title ______________________ Department or Organization ______________________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________________________________ Phone Number _________________________ E-Mail _________________________________ Signature __________________________________________ Date _____________________ Revised 3/2015 Resume Tutorial for UCDC Applicants Common Resume Categories: Contact Information—name, address, phone, email Education—College only Relevant Coursework Experience/Work History—paid or unpaid work experience Skills—language and computer knowledge Clubs and Activities—on or off campus involvement Honors Your resume should: Identify and highlight your skills, job duties and education Be created in a regular word document—not in a template Be free of grammatical and spelling errors Be in an organized, easy-to-read, outline format Use powerful nouns and action verbs Be 1 page only! Be critiqued by a career counselor Use bullet or paragraph format to describe work experience Your resume should NOT: Be a list of miscellaneous information Include High School information (except Freshmen) Have personal pronouns or complete sentences Have flashy graphics, fonts, photos, or colored paper Be more than 1 page Ima Applicant 123 Street Irvine, CA 92606 (949) 555-1234 [email protected] EDUCATION University of California, Irvine Bachelor of Arts in Sociology GPA 3.2 Expected June 2015 EXPERIENCE Sales Associate 1/13 - Present Banana Republic, Costa Mesa, CA Manage all customer service activities Organize and arrange merchandise in an orderly manner to increase sales Awarded “Star Performer” during the winter quarter, 2012 Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP) Advisor 7/13 - 9/13 University of California, Irvine Collaborated effectively with new students and other advisors in creating a fun and active learning experience Informed incoming freshmen about the University of California, Irvine policies and resources Mentored 100s of new students during 2-day retreats Volunteer 10/12 - 12/12 Friendly Hills Healthcare Network, Newport Beach, CA Volunteered 10 hours a week assisting patients in the Nutrition Office ACTIVITIES Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity, UCI American Marketing Association, UCI Mesa Court Leadership Institute, UCI SKILLS Language: Fluent in Spanish 9/12 - Present 9/12 - 6/13 3/12 – 6/12 Available NOTE: EachReferences resume is unique. Pleaseupon userequest the above information as a guide. DO NOT duplicate content!