Upcoming Programs


Osgood Center for International Studies

Intern, Learn and Lead in the Nation’s Capital
Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer Internships Available

Leadership and Professional Development Program

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 their chosen field.


The Program


The Osgood Center Leadership and Professional Development Program places students in various institutions in the D.C. area for substantive work and experiential learning. Placements are based on student interest and qualifications, contingent on site supervisor selection. Students normally intern four days (32-36 hours) a week. The Osgood Center oversees and monitors the internship and also offers a weekly academic seminar, leadership training, and professional development opportunities. A variety of social activities complement the experience so students can make the most of their time in the nation’s capital. Secure, convenient, and affordable housing options near a Washington Metro station are also available.


The Internship


Pre-arranged Placements: The Osgood Center arranges placements for you based on your application and personal contact regarding your interests and preferences. Some placements, such as the White House, State Department, and Capitol Hill offices may have earlier deadlines, so please let us know your interest well in advance so we can advise you of the need to plan and apply early. Also, if the deadline has passed, we may have some flexibility to accept additional applications depending upon your placement interests.


Potential Placements: There are literally thousands of internships available in Washington at any time. The challenge is to find the right one for you. That’s what we do. The Osgood Center is experienced at finding suitable placements, but whether your internship is a successful one or not depends upon what you would like to do at your internship. That is why it is important for you to speak to us to discuss your interests, goals, and skills as well as your aspirations. Think about the kind of environment you would like to work in and whether you might prefer being part of a team in a public policy advocacy group, a consulting business, or one of hundreds of government agencies in the city. Once you express your preferences, we’ll go to work on your behalf.





Washington Experience


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 students to gain new confidence and leadership abilities to make valuable contributions to society in their chosen field.


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The Osgood Center Institute on the Global Economic and Security Order
July 10-August 11, 2016


The Osgood Institute is a five-week long program aiming at improving students’ understanding of international affairs, engaging students with first-line practitioners and organizations in the world of international relations, and helping students forge their own career path in this field.


The Institute offers an in-depth analysis of the historical evolution of the international system, international economics, and current issues in international affairs. During the institute, participants will be able to have interactions with ambassadors, senators, Generals, journalists and other first-line practitioners in IR world. Visits and seminars in various think tanks, international institutions, embassies, and government agencies located in Washington, DC are included so that participants will not only be able to understand how these organizations operate, but also learn how people in these organizations start their career and build up their career paths. For participants willing to pursue graduate studies, there will be opportunities to engage with admissions officials, former students and professors from programs at renowned graduate schools in Washington DC.


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2017 Presidential Inauguration
January 2017


The Osgood Center for International Studies invites your institution to participate in an academic seminar that revolves around the historic 2017 presidential inauguration. This quadrennial event is one of the most important events in American history that is celebrated by hundreds of thousands of people who come to D.C. to witness history in the making. With a presidential transition set to take place, this is a unique opportunity to celebrate this bipartisan event on the National Mall and at special inaugural activities.


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TexMUN - Austin, Texas


The Osgood Center for International Studies firmly believes in the positive effects of Model United Nations simulations. For the last 35 years, the Osgood Center has trained students from all around the world in Model United Nations and Model Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, inspiring and encouraging the creation of Model United Nations programs in various high schools and universities the world over. The Osgood Center's annual Model United Nations program, the International Model United Nations, was first held in 2003 in Washington, DC. Since 2007, the Osgood Center has partnered with the National Collegiate Conference Association (NCCA) to co-host National Model United Nations-DC each fall. In January of 2015, the first TexMUN was held in Abilene, Texas. With much excitedment, the Osgood Center is happy to announce that TexMUN will be held at The University of Texas at Austin for the second year on January 13-15, 2017.


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