The American University in Cairo is a private university which has served a unique and important function in Cairo since its founding in 1919. The language of instruction is English, and the curriculum emphasizes the liberal arts. 90% of AUC's students are Egyptian; the rest come from elsewhere in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America.
Established in 1981, the Presidential Internship Program provides recent university graduates the opportunity to work at the highest levels of an international university, to learn Arabic and to experience life in Cairo - the bustling, vibrant center of Middle Eastern culture. For one academic year, selected individual interns work in one of seven offices at AUC that are aligned with their academic and professional interests.
Positions are available in the following offices this year 2014-2015:
Office of the President
Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance
Office of Institutional Advancement
Office of Sustainability
Office of the Provost
Office of Communications
Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) (formerly known as the Desert Development Center)
In previous years, positions also were available in these offices: Communication and Marketing, Law Department, Performing and Visual Arts Department, Social Research Center, Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, Vice President for Planning and Administration.
AUC Presidential Interns are provided with the following:
In order to apply for the AUC program, you must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, and a graduating senior (co-terminal students are eligible) at Stanford University at the time of application.
Candidates from a variety of educational backgrounds are invited to apply.
An application consists of the following:
Selection Process and Notification
AUC will notify short-listed candidates by email to schedule a Skype interview in mid to late February 2014.
Final selections are made by the appropriate administrator in Cairo in consultation with the AUC President's Office. As a rule of thumb, screening panels look at the student's previous academic work, extracurricular activities, and the quality of their essay and references. Final notification will be given by mid-March.
Although there is no Stanford campus process for this award, interested students should contact the ORC for a copy of the application and for guidance on the application process as well as review the AUC website for details.