U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
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.
Timeline (Note: The program is currently on hold till further notice. as of 11/21/21)
The American University in Cairo Presidential Associates Program does not have a campus process. The national deadline is typically mid-January or early February. The application process is lengthy and requires many months of preparation.
Should I apply?
Important information, which can help you determine if the American University in Cairo Presidential Associates Program is right for you, can be found here: https://stanford.box.com/Should-I-Apply-General-Handout
Additional information on the American University in Cairo Presidential Associates Program, including application criteria, can be found at: https://www.aucegypt.edu/about/leadership/president/associates-program
How the ORC can help
After reading this website and the official American University in Cairo Presidential Associates Program website you should fill out the ORC Interest Form (located at either the top of this page or our ORC homepage). Next, attend an info session. The schedule for current info sessions can be found on the lower left of our ORC homepage: http://bechtel.stanford.edu/overseas-scholarships
About the American University in Cairo Presidential Associates Program
Established in 1981 and formerly known as the Presidential Internship Program, the Presidential Associates Program (rebranded October 2018) at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates who are American citizens or permanent residents the opportunity to work at the highest levels of an international university, experience life in Cairo, and learn Arabic.
Associates spend one year working at AUC. Each associate fulfills a full-time position in an AUC office or department that aligns with their professional and academic interests. Through their work, associates gain substantive skills and professional experience that will contribute to the AUC community and their own professional development. Past associates have utilized the knowledge and networks that they develop during the program to progress their careers and pursue opportunities, including in the fields of government, higher education, academia, journalism, and law.
Associates also study Arabic through AUC’s School of Continuing Education, benefit from faculty privileges such as faculty housing, dining and library access, and enjoy AUC-sponsored trips to discover the culture and history of Cairo, Egypt and the Middle East.