Presidential Associates Program

Established in 1981, the Presidential Associates Program 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 receive private Arabic tutoring through AUC’s School of Continuing Education and benefit from faculty privileges such as faculty housing, gym and library access.

For Student Applicants 

Application for Prospective Associates 

Meet the Current Associates 

View Available Offices

Program Benefits

For AUC Offices 

AUC offices can apply to host an associate. For more information please click here.


To view the current associate testimonials, photos, and details for the upcoming 2020-2021 Presidental Associates Program click here

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