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The Dartmouth College-American University of Kuwait Program
44 North College Street Street, Suite 6125
Hanover, NH
Phone: (603) 646-9671
Fax: (603) 646-9673
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For Students


The Dartmouth–AUK Program provides a limited number of internships for students on both campuses. Dartmouth student interns are assigned administrative jobs at AUK and they may choose to seek out faculty members whom they can assist in their teaching and research. At Dartmouth, AUK interns work at the Hood Museum of Art, the Rassias Center for Language Programs, the Office of Public Affairs, and the Department of Media Production Services. AUK students may also audit Dartmouth classes with the permission of the professor. Auditing classes requires prior permission from the Dartmouth-AUK office.

The AUK-to-Dartmouth internship program is administered through the AUK Student Affairs Office. The Dartmouth-to-AUK internship program is administered by the Dartmouth College–American University of Kuwait Program office.

Dartmouth students apply in January for a 10-week internship in either the fall term or the following spring term. AUK students apply in December/January to intern at Dartmouth for a month during the summer.

For Dartmouth Students

Applicants must be returning to campus for at least one term after completing the internship. Returning interns agree to participate in the recruitment of subsequent interns and present at the annual Student Forum on Global Learning (SFGL) held on the MLK Celebration Monday in January.

Sara, Hala, Nada, Shloka
(L-R) AUK interns Sara Soliman, Hala Botros, and Nada Bedir with Dartmouth intern Shloka Kini in Kuwait.

Application Deadline for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

February 4, 2015
Due by 4 p.m.

Application Process

Step 1: Complete the online application (click here). Program information sheet and Faculty Recommendations PDFs below.

Step 2: Complete and submit the following either in person or via email (see street location and email address below):

  • Essay (two-page, double-spaced Word document) indicating the relevance of this internship to your academic, intellectual, career, and personal goals
  • Two Recommendation Letters from Faculty members familiar with your academic work and interests. Give your referees a copy of your application essay, the Dartmouth-AUK Intern Program Information Sheet, and the Faculty Recommendation form. It is your responsibility to see that these letters are submitted by the due date.

    Program Information Sheet

    Faculty Recommendation

  • Up-to-date Transcript Obtained from the Registrar (can be emailed to address below)

Application materials may be delivered in person to 44 North College Street, Room 109, or emailed to

The selection committee will give preference to applicants who have taken coursework related to the Middle East or demonstrated in other ways a sustained interest in the Middle East or in international education, and who indicate how the internship will enhance their academic, career, and personal goals. The committee will also take AUK institutional priorities into account.

Once accepted as an intern, students receive an allowance toward the cost of travel to/from Kuwait. Since AUK is not currently a residential university, interns live in an off-campus apartment provided by AUK, within walking distance to the campus. They also receive a meal and incidentals allowance for the 10-week internship and have access to campus dining facilities. Students must return to Dartmouth for at least one term after the internship period, submit a newsletter on the internship experience that will be made available to later participants, and participate in the recruitment of subsequent interns. Students receive the final allowance after they submit the newsletter and a completed Internship Experience at AUK newsletter—no later than 30 days after the end of their internship.

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For AUK Students

AUK students who wish to intern at Dartmouth should contact Tadd Kruse, assistant to the president for institutional planning and effectiveness at AUK.

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The AUK–Thayer School of Engineering Dual-Degree Program

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The Great Hall at Thayer School

AUK offers a dual-degree program in conjunction with Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering, one of the top engineering schools in the U.S. Thayer is known for a distinctive curriculum that emphasizes breadth of engineering training in a highly collaborative learning environment.

The degree allows AUK students to earn a bachelor of engineering (BE) degree in computer engineering at AUK and a bachelor of engineering (BE) degree in general engineering from the Thayer School after five years of study. AUK students admitted to this special program will study with Dartmouth faculty and students in Thayer’s state-of-the-art facilities.

AUK students accepted into the program go to Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth for a summer term (preferably sophomore year), then return to AUK to complete the requirements for the AUK bachelor of engineering (BE) degree in computer engineering. After completing the AUK degree, students return to Dartmouth for a fifth year to earn an ABET-accredited BE degree in general engineering from the Thayer School.

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Last Updated: 10/17/14