The Osgood Center for International Studies
The Osgood Center for International Studies is proud to be a partner with ACHS and its member societies and to offer a $500 scholarship to be applied to the cost of its internship program in Washington, D.C. This scholarship is automatically awarded to any student who is a member of an ACHS member society.
The Osgood Center
The Osgood Center is a nonprofit educational organization that provides short-term academic seminars and semester or term internships for students in all major fields in the nation’s capital. Known for its quality programming, individual attention and exceptional experiential activities, the Osgood Center allows college students the opportunity to have a professional-style internship experience that will help them achieve their academic and career goals.
The Washington Experience Leadership and Professional Development Internship
The Osgood Center Washington Experience is a personalized, academic leadership and professional development program that includes an internship, academic coursework, an experiential education seminar and leadership training. The purpose is to enhance a student’s academic, career, and personal goals to prepare for leadership in the professional world. Of all U.S. cities, Washington, D.C. is among the very best places for a college student to gain new confidence and leadership abilities to make valuable contributions to society in his or her chosen field.
Why Intern in Washington, D.C. with the Osgood Center
While primarily known for its sponsorship of the National Model U.N. program in Washington, D.C., which attracts over 1,000 participants and its annual summer symposium on U.S. foreign policy and economic security, the Osgood Center also places an elite group of students in full-time professional-style internships in Washington, D.C.
Using the standards of best practice in experiential education, the Osgood Center internship offers students an opportunity to experience the excitement and atmosphere of Washington in a way that enhances their academic and career development.
Among its advantages are:
- Small program with individualized attention; experience is customized to fit each student’s career and academic goals
- Professional staff with decades of experience with internships and other forms of experiential learning who will guide you throughout your Washington experience
- Senior staff who are experienced academics, and foremost TEACHERS who care about students gaining the most from their internship experience
- Senior staff with an extensive network in Washington, D.C. and who know which internships are among the best to consider and which should be avoided
- Senior staff who can advise students on career choices, write prestigious letters of recommendation, and assist the best candidates find jobs in D.C. after graduation
Internship Program Components
- Internship (4 days/week): a professional-style work and learning experience
- Experiential Education Course (1 afternoon/week): a course tailored to the interests of the interns and their desire for both career and academic development
- Academic and Leadership Programming (1 morning per week and as scheduled): a set of programming events that are tailored to students’ professional development plan and may include informational interviews, special lectures and briefings, embassy visits and networking events, to name a few.
Program and housing costs are among the most competitive in the Washington, D.C. area. We do this in order to make the experience affordable and possible for students whose lives will be forever changed by this experience. For more information, see our website at http://www.osgoodcenter.org/. The Osgood Center does not award academic credit. Students interested in receiving academic credit must make the appropriate arrangements at their home institution.
Any student in good standing at his/her home institution of higher education who is at least 18 years of age and has at least a 2.75 GPA is eligible for the award. Recent college graduates (within the past two years) are also welcome to apply.
The amount of $500 is awarded to any intern who is an inductee of an ACHS member honor society. This amount is deducted from the full cost of the program and does not apply when additional institutional discounts or scholarships are otherwise awarded.
Applying for the Scholarship
Applying is easy. Just provide us with any document that confirms your induction into an ACHS honor society. This may be a scan of your certificate or an email from your campus chapter representative.
The Osgood Center is named after Robert E. Osgood, a highly respected expert in foreign policy and the author of several significant texts on international relations, and his wife Gretchen A. Osgood, a highly respected public servant who spent 24 years working for the Public Health Service.