Established in 1981, the Presidential Associate Program (previously known as the Presidential Internship Program) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to spend a full calendar year working at the highest levels of an international university. They will have the opportunity to learn Arabic, participate in community service, network with experts in the MENA region, and experience life in Egypt. This program provides recent graduates the unique opportunity to begin their professional careers while abroad.
Associates will serve full-time in one of fifteen university offices, working in a range of fields including University administration, sustainability, finance, student development, advancement, communications, recruitment, and more. Each internship provides a monthly stipend, settling-in allowance, health insurance, faculty housing, other faculty/staff privileges, Arabic classes/tutorials, and local cultural excursions. Selected candidates are assigned to offices aligned with their academic and professional interests, where they develop substantive skills and experience needed to make tangible contributions to the AUC community.
To be eligible, a candidate must be a U.S. citizen and graduating from an undergraduate degree program during the same academic year as he or she is applying to the internship program.