Association of College Honor Societies


ACHS Partner

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:

Internship Program Components


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  The Osgood Center does not award academic credit.  Students interested in receiving academic credit must make the appropriate arrangements at their home institution.

Program Eligibility

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.

ACHS Scholarships

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.

Contact Us

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

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.