Funded Leave-Term Internships


A student poses with colleagues.

Dartmouth interns contribute to the success of many AUK departments while gaining valuable professional experience.

“I’ve never felt like I belonged to a community more in my life.”  -Mia Iqbal ’21, Intern (right)

“I’ve never felt like I belonged to a community more in my life.” -Mia Iqbal ’21, Intern (right)

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Internships offer students unique exposure to international higher education through placements in academic and administrative departments.


The application process for 2024-25 internships is closed. 

What you will need to complete the application:

  1. Essay (2-4 pages, double spaced, 12 pt. font) detailing how this internship will support your academic, professional, and personal goals.
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript (unofficial)
  4. Passport issuing country and expiration date


About the Program

Slots available:  4 (two per term)
Duration: 9 weeks (minimum duration 8 weeks)
Terms offered: Fall 2024 and Spring 2025
Funding: $4K +lodging

Internships at AUK allow Dartmouth students to gain professional experience in an international location while contributing to the development of a liberal arts university in a key part of the world.

Fall interns are typically in Kuwait from mid-September until just before the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Spring interns are typically in Kuwait from mid-March through the end of May

Students may also audit Arabic or other courses with instructor permission. There are opportunities to participate in other activities to deepen their understanding of Kuwait and the region.

Past Placements

  • Library
  • Various academic departments
  • International Programs Office
  • Office of Alumni Affairs and Career Development
  • Office of Student Life
  • Writing Center
  • Counseling Center
  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Computer Science Department
  • Intensive English Program
  • Office of Research and Grants



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