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GRADUATE STUDENT INTERNSHIPS IN STUDENT AFFAIRS / STUDENT SERVICES
 
Graduate Student Interns 2013

Program General Description

The American University of Kuwait is offering two graduate internship (Master's level) opportunities in Student Affairs/Student Services. The internship program is designed to provide graduate students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain essential experiences within professional areas of Student Affairs/Student Services, a deeper understanding of higher education administration, and to acquire specific skill sets which will help prepare them for a career in the profession. As the Student Affairs profession continues to grow in the Middle East and around the globe AUK is proud to offer this unique opportunity for young professionals to broaden their horizons on a personal, academic, and professional level. The first Student Affairs Graduate Interns at AUK participated in Summer 2009 (read the article) and the University is pleased to build off of the success of the program in each successive year.

The AUK Graduate Student Summer Internship Program received the
2011 NASPA Best Practice Award for International Exchange Programs
.

Placements & Duration

Placement possibilities exist in seven different professional areas within Student Affairs/Student Services and include the following:

Student Affairs
 
Office of the Vice-President for Student Affairs
   
Office of Alumni Affairs
   
Career Services & Wellness Center
   
Office of Student Life
   
* Student Affairs units report to the Vice-President for Student Affairs
 
Student Services
 
Office of Admissions
   
Office of the Registrar
   
Academic Advising & Learning Support Services
   
* Student Services units report to the University Provost, with the exception of Admissions which reports to the Vice-President for Admissions & Public Affairs

 
Graduate Student Interns 2012

For specific information on the opportunities available in each department please refer to the Departmental Placement Overview: Duties/Responsibilities (Summer 2014). The selected graduate interns will work primarily with the area director/assistant director in their professional area but will also have the opportunity to work with other professional staff. Interns will be expected to work 40 hours a week between a primary placement (30hrs) and a secondary placement (10hrs) from the above six departments. Students may receive academic credit for the internship if agreed upon between the supervisor and the intern's college or university.

The internship is for a 7-8 week period starting early June, working through late July or early August depending on agreeable terms and scheduling needs (start and end dates may be flexible).

Interns have the chance to experience a multinational educational environment where they interact with people from different backgrounds to enhance their academic experience and encourage them to become international citizens.

Previous Interns Experiences


Previous interns are listed below along with their graduate institution, and position post-graduation. For more information on previous interns feedback click here.

 

 

Summer 2013

 
Zongguang (Will) Li Indiana University
   
Leo Melena San Diego State University
 

Summer 2012

 
Zaynab Baalbaki Marquette University
   
Paige Morton University of Michigan
       First position post-graduation:
       Advisor for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in Mechanical
       Engineering, University of Michigan
 
Summer 2011
 
Lamees Galal Ball State University
       First position post-graduation:
       Resident Director, Boston College
   
Genevieve Sullivan Denver University
       First position post-graduation:
       Associated Students Community Service Coordinator, Sonoma State
       University
 
Summer 2010
 
Allison Fox Michigan State University
       First position post-graduation:
       Senior Student Leadership and Development Coordinator, Zayed
       University - UAE
   
Katie Mitchell The University of Northern Colorado
       Position post-graduation:
       Assistant Director, Office of Admissions, Colorado State University
 
Summer 2009
 
Kevin D'Arco Texas A&M University
       First position post-graduation:
       Student Development Coordinator, Carnegie Mellon
       University - Qatar
   
Ashley Edwards Illinois State University
       First position post-graduation:
       Academic Advisor, Texas Christian University
 

Anticipated Dates for Summer

Summer 2013
  Arrival in Kuwait May 31st 2013
  Departure July 27th 2013

Summer 2014
  Arrival in Kuwait May 30th 2014
  Departure July 26th 2014

Compensation

Compensation for each selected intern includes the following based upon an 8-week experience (prorated for durations less than 8 weeks).

  • Living stipend
  • Travel allowance
  • Fully-furnished apartment (shared accommodation)

Interns are responsible for securing their own passport, making all travel arrangements, and securing all health and travel insurance, AUK will assist with securing a visa as required. For specific amounts please see the most current General Program Overview (Summer 2014).

 

Graduate Student Interns 2011


 
 
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