AUK-Dartmouth Student Internship

Since 2005, AUK and Dartmouth College provided unique eperiential learning internships (non-credit) for students of both institutions. The Dartmouth-to-AUK internships are administered through the AUK-Dartmouth Program Office at Dartmouth; the AUK-to-Dartmouth internships are administered through AUK’s Office of the President.

This program has received a 2018 Best Practices in International Education Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). 

AUK students who are interested in applying can do so in November and December for a 6-week summer internship that typically starts in mid-June.

For past program participants from 2005-2016, read our AUK-Darmouth Student Internship Program booklet.

For further details on Dartmouth students at AUK, click here.

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.

AUK students must meet the general eligibility requirements and program-specific requirements.

Eligibility and General Information (PDF)

AUK-Dartmouth Exchange/Internship Application Deadlines & Materials:

Applications Available 7th of November 
Application Deadline 3rd of December 
Applications Reviewed 4th-11th of December
Interviews Conducted 12th-18th of December
Announcement of Selected Interns 10th of January

To apply for Summer 2019, eligible students must provide (in addition to the application form) the following materials:
  • Cover letter for the application.
  • Student’s current resume/cv.
  • A copy of the student's Spring class schedule (as available).
  • A copy of the student’s academic performance (self-service academic transcript) at AUK.
  • Atudent’s response to the application questions.
  • A letter of recommendation from an AUK faculty member (optional).

Dartmouth College, founded in 1769, is a member of the Ivy League, a group of eight of the most distinguished universities in the United States. Dartmouth is located in Hanover, New Hampshire, a town of 11,000 residents. It is situated on the Connecticut River, which is the border between New Hampshire and Vermont. The school offers a liberal arts undergraduate education and professional schools of medicine, business administration, and engineering. Dartmouth also offers 17 Ph.D. programs in the arts and sciences. Internationally renowned for its focus on undergraduate liberal arts education, Dartmouth’s educational experience is marked by close interaction between faculty and students.

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