Upcoming Programs




World Scout Jamboree Model UN 2019


The Osgood Center for International Studies firmly believes in the positive effects of Model United Nations simulations. For the last 15 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 globally. Now we are proud to assist the WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE in offering the WSJMUN2019 in July 24-26, 2019, in Bechtel, West Virginia.



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2019 Summer Symposium: America’s Role in the World

Join us July 28 through August 8, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

The program offers an in-depth, interactive analysis of the evolution of US Foreign Policy, international economics, and current issues in international affairs. At the end of the program, students will have a far better understanding of international affairs and what next steps they must take to forge a career path in this field. Many networking options are available. Don’t miss out on this great value-added experience! Great for careers in the international arena!

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January 2020: Continuity & Change in American Leadership Seminar

Two Weeks: Jan. 5-18, 2020 or One Week: Jan. 5-11, 2020 or Jan. 12-18, 2020

The Osgood Center for International Studies invites your institution to participate in an academic seminar that past participants have said has transformed their views of our nation’s most important issues, inspired them to follow in the footsteps of leaders they admire, and dedicate themselves to an action-oriented future in society. The diverse program appeals to students in all major fields and all college levels from freshmen to recent graduates, including honors students.

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2021 Presidential Inauguration Program

The Osgood Center for International Studies invites your institution to participate in an academic seminar that revolves around the historic 2021 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 highly competitive election set to take place interest is running high, but regardless of the winner, reserve your space for the unique opportunity to celebrate this very special event on the National Mall and at special inaugural activities.

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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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