Association of College Honor Societies


Association of College Honor Societies/
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars Scholarship

Association of College Honor Societies Partnership

In recognition of the outstanding academic achievements of ACHS honor society students, The Washington Center (TWC) is pleased to award $1,000 housing scholarships to selected students who are members of ACHS honor societies.

Why Intern with The Washington Center?

The Washington Center is a leading nonprofit educational organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. It provides undergraduates, graduate students and professionals from the U.S. and abroad with internship-centered academic terms in the nation’s capital. TWC enables students to gain the experience needed for entry-level employment and to prepare for lives of achievement, engagement and leadership. Founded in 1975, TWC has enrolled over 60,000 students in its various programs.
The many advantages of interning with The Washington Center include:


Washington, D.C. Internship Program Components:

Internship (4-4.5 days/week): a substantive, hands-on work experience with an organization—business, nonprofit, international or governmental—that can greatly enhance students’ resumes, provide them with additional skills and further their career goals. Options are available to students in all majors. Washington Center program advisors refer students’ materials to multiple internship sites that are a good fit and provide support to students throughout their term in Washington.

Academic Course (1 evening/week): chosen from among approximately 25-35 offered each term, TWC classes are taught by adjunct faculty members—often practitioners in their fields. Courses are held for three hours one night per week and range across many disciplines.

LEAD Colloquium (1/2 to 1 day/week): a set of programming events that may include lectures, speakers, a visit to Capitol Hill, small group meetings, embassy visits, tours, civic engagement activities and the creation of a portfolio that documents student learning for academic credit.

Washington, D.C.-Area Housing

 The Washington Center’s main housing facility is located just eight blocks from Capitol Hill and close to Union Station.  Apartments in this new six-story building are mostly shared two bedroom apartments with high-speed internet, basic cable TV, and in-room laundry.  Other amenities include a fitness center, computer room, and a common area, as well as state-of-the-art classrooms and an auditorium.  In the summer The Washington Center rents additional apartments with similar amenities in the NoMa neighborhood. 

ACHS Scholarships

The Washington Center has designated three scholarships per society per year in the amount of $1,000 per award.  The awards are applied toward the cost of Washington Center housing. Students may be eligible to receive a higher award, based upon their school, state, special grants, placement funding, or other sources available at the time of application.  Washington Center financial assistance is not cumulative.  Only the highest award for which the student qualifies is granted.

How to Apply for the Scholarship

Applicants should email us at [email protected] to indicate their eligibility. To verify membership, students must provide one of the following: (1) a copy of their membership certificate or (2) a cover letter or email from their chapter representative, or (3) another verifiable document indicating membership in the society.

For general TWC application procedures, visit:

Applications will be reviewed on the basis of quality of preparation, demonstration of a clear sense of purpose and direction for the internship, and demonstration of leadership in the student's academic field, prospective career field, or community.

Washington Center Program Costs

The amount students pay for program costs varies by home institution, depending upon the credit and tuition or fee arrangements on each individual campus.  Please contact us at [email protected] to determine who your campus liaison may be or for more information.  About 75% of Washington Center students receive some form of financial assistance.


Students must fully complete a Washington Center internship application and meet general Washington Center eligibility standards (i.e., minimum 2.75 GPA, and undergraduates must receive at least 1 hour of academic credit) and should aim to apply by the following deadlines to be considered for the award. 

Term Applying 

Application Deadline*

Number of Awards per
Honor Society**

Spring Semester

October 9


Summer Term

February 19


Fall Semester

April 8


*Check the website for the latest information on deadlines:
** Number of awards accumulate within one year period if awards are not made in one or two previous semesters/term.

For More Information:

Please visit our website at and fill out the request for information so we can keep you up to date on Washington Center programs. 

Contact us in any of the following ways:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-238-7900

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