The AUK-Dartmouth Internship Program was developed as part of the AUK-Dartmouth Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which was signed between Dartmouth and AUK in September 2003.
While this experience is designed to assist with personal growth, it is also meant to build personal bridges between the AUK and Dartmouth communities and to encourage interest in the Middle East.
The program was established in 2005 when the first students from Dartmouth came to Kuwait in spring 2005 during AUK's inaugural year of classes. AUK began sending students to Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH, USA) in summer 2006. To date, the program has had seventy-seven students participate between both institutions, and it continues to send students annually.