Osgood Center for International StudiesIntern, 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 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.
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.
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.
The NMUN - DC Conference draws delegates from all over the world. These university students participate in discussions of issues at the forefront of international relations. Last year we hosted over 1,000 students and 90 faculty members. The conference includes a crisis simulation in the Security Council and briefings by distinguished speakers from the Washington, DC diplomatic community. It is held in partnership with the Osgood Center for International Studies.
Continuity and Change in American Leadership
A new administration and seemingly a new era in American politics are presenting the US profound challenges to established approaches to education, journalism, politics, diplomacy and even science. This program brings together leading journalists, analysts, diplomats, and educators to examine the historical significance of the times and to explore what is new, what is ephemeral, and what is lasting. Informed speakers, visits to Washington institutions, and diverse student participation will make this a unique experiential learning opportunity for tomorrow's leaders.
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.