AUK in Collaboration with Dartmouth College Introduce Virtual International Internships
AUK in collaboration with Dartmouth College introduced virtual internships to students of both institutions during the summer and fall of 2021. Dartmouth College hosted seven AUK interns virtually during the summer, and AUK is currently hosting one Dartmouth intern virtually for the fall semester.
The internships come as part of AUK and Dartmouth’s ongoing agreement and commitment to continuously provide students with support and development opportunities while showcasing an outstanding ability to adapt to changing circumstances during the pandemic.
AUK also offered one virtual internship to a graduate student from Eastern Illinois University during the summer as part of AUK’s graduate internship program.
Commenting on the virtual internships, Dr. Hanan Muzaffar, Vice President for Student Affairs at AUK said, “International internships are a vital part of our international programs at AUK, which we strongly believe offers a select number of students an outstanding opportunity to engage and diversify their experience at AUK. Despite the uncertainty, and after having to freeze our programs in 2020 due to travel restrictions, we decided in the summer of 2021 to proceed by tailoring programs to fit the travel restrictions and closures, through offering students virtual internships. We are proud of all who made this work, and thankful for their commitment.”
AUK and Dartmouth College signed an agreement in 2003 that facilitated a series of advisory, consultative, and cooperative projects including student exchanges (an internship program and a for-credit program), collaborative academic and administrative projects, as well as a faculty fellowship program. The agreement has been renewed twice (2008 and 2013) and reflects the two institutions’ commitment to sustain the cross-cultural collaborations between faculty, students, and staff. AUK’s commitment to providing a premier learning environment based on the American model resonates with Dartmouth’s history and its understanding of the importance of higher learning in a global context.
About Dartmouth College:
Dartmouth College is a member of the group of universities in the United States known as the “Ivy League” and has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) since 1929.
Students and staff from Dartmouth College and AUK meeting to discuss internships.