Presidential Internship Program at the American University in Cairo

Established in 1981, the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to spend an academic year working at the highest levels of an international university, learn Arabic and experience life in Egypt.

Work and Available Offices:

Participants intern full-time in one of eight university offices, working in a range of fields including University administration, sustainability, finance, student development, advancement, communications, and more. A detailed list of these offices can be found on their website. More offices may be added in the coming weeks, so please check the website. This program provides recent graduates the unique opportunity to begin their professional careers while abroad.

Program benefits:

  • monthly living stipend
  • furnished faculty housing
  • private Arabic tutoring
  • access to AUC faculty and staff programs
  • community-based personal development
  • subsidized trips around Cairo and Egypt, and more.


The program is looking for a diverse array of applicants from a wide range of American universities, including students with no background in Arabic or Middle Eastern Studies. Potential applicants should view the attached brochure (Attached Brochure) and visit the website for more information on the program and how to apply. In addition, visit the Facebook page and blog to learn more about living and working in Egypt.

**The application is due January 22, 2018.**


New York Times Win-a-trip Contest

The NYT Op-Ed columnist Nicholas Kristof invites students to enter a contest for an international reporting trip in 2018.

Nicholas Kristof  invites university students to apply for his 2018 win-a-trip contest. He has held these contests since 2006, and taking the winner along with on a reporting trip to cover global poverty and social justice issues. The aim is to generate interest in neglected global issues and get more people writing about them.

The winner will write pieces for him on the New York Times website. HBO did a documentary called “Reporter” based on his 2007 win-a-trip journey to Congo; it’s on Amazon and iTunes if you want to see what you’re getting yourself in for. The contest begins immediately and you must apply by Sunday, Dec. 10th, 2017.

Read the full rules here. The contest is open to students enrolled in an American college or university, either as an undergraduate or graduate. To apply, submit an essay explaining why he should pick you.

For More Information Click Here 

VE Global Volunteering and Internship Opportunities

What is VE Global? 

VE Global presents a chance for students who have just graduated, or are in-between academic years, to strive for change in a country with one of the highest levels of inequality in Latin America. By working with youth inside the local child protection system through VE Global, students have the opportunity to help children of all ages overcome potentially debilitating socioeconomic statuses and to truly make a difference.

With no volunteering fee, VE Global recruits and trains international volunteers to achieve their mission of fostering the positive development of children at social risk in Chile. VE Global has successfully integrated nearly 450 full-time volunteers from more than 25 countries into their network of six local partner organizations, which include children’s shelters and community centers in the most vulnerable neighborhoods of Santiago. With programs that aim to improve children’s academic performance and to provide them better opportunities after leaving the homes, VE Global’s work has crucial impacts on the lives of the children and Chilean society.

Volunteers work directly with the youth, organizing workshops and taking part in their daily activities. These workshops allow the volunteers to use their knowledge of social work, education, psychology, language, or simply downright fun to make an impact in the lives of the youth. In addition, they must commit to a minimum of 4 months to the program.

Furthermore, VE Global Global currently offers 5 internship positions;

  • programs intern
  • recruiting and international relations
  • development and business partnerships
  • fundraising and alliances
  • communication and marketing

Internships may be part-time or full-time, with a minimum weekly commitment of at least 20 hours. There is also the possibility of doing an internship and being a volunteer at the same time. Employees that usually do this have 2 days in the office, and 3 days with the children. In order to apply, students must follow the direct links below.

-Have your 18th birthday before the start date of the program to which you apply
-Commit to a minimum 4-month, full time volunteer commitment
-Commit to fundraising for VE Global in addition to covering your own personal costs and expenses throughout the duration of the volunteer program
-Participate in the 2-week Orientation Program prior to beginning work at the partner
organization where you are placed
-Speak Spanish at an intermediate level, or agree to complete a minimum number of hours of Spanish language classes
-Submit a Criminal Background Check and Doctor Physical/Mental Health Waiver prior to arrival

 Volunteer program:


Their next class begins January 1st, 2018.

Summer Volunteering in Ghana with GHEI

In 2018,  the Ghana Health and Education Initiative – GHEI will be offering three volunteer sessions: Community Health Evaluation 1 and Community Health Evaluation deep dive, and Girls’ Empowerment, each for two or three weeks, and taking place in Ghana.

GHEI Summer Serve and Learn volunteer programs offer participants the chance to be immersed in a rural Ghanaian community and work alongside local staff members in support of a small community development organization’s year-round health and education programs. All volunteers will have the opportunity to develop and strengthen their skills in cross-cultural communication, project design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and community outreach, all while working in a low-resource environment alongside local and international counterparts to achieve a common goal. Please visit our website to learn more.

If you have any questions, please email Elena Szajewski at or

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English Teaching Abroad with Learning Enterprises

Learning Enterprises is looking for volunteers to teach English abroad in one of 11 countries this summer. Through LE, students can build meaningful connections in cities and developing towns in Asia, Eastern Europe, and more.

LE is an international 501(c) non-profit organization, dedicated to expanding global horizons through international service teaching. With no program fees, LE has sent hundreds of college students to communities around the world every summer since 1992, and is looking to expand its presence both within the United States, and internationally. LE has chapters oncampuses across the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and France, and is very excited to bring the organization to students in the Ann Arbor area.

LE is looking for students who are passionate about education, global service, and cross-cultural exchange.

Contact the Michigan chapter at or on Facebook at for more information about meetings, open positions within the campus organization, and applications for the summer programs.

The website at gives specific information about host countries, dates of the programs, and any other volunteer info.


Beinecke Scholarship Info Session 12/7

ONSF will be hosting an Info Session for the Beinecke Scholarship Program on Thursday, December 7th, 12-1pm in 1330 Mason Hall (LSA Honors Program).

The Beinecke Scholarship Program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue graduate study (Master’s and/or PhD) in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.  Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.  There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships.

This info session is intended for sophomores and juniors who are planning to enter a Master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences and who have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid, usually in the form of need-based institutional, state, or federal grants-in-aid.

U-M nomination is required for the Beinecke Scholars Program.  The deadline to apply for nomination is Monday, January 15th.

The RSVP form for the Info Session can be found here.

DC Internships: International and Domestic Opportunities

What is it? 

The Fund for American Studies sponsors semester and summer LIVE.LEARN.INTERN. programs based in Washington DC. TFAS was founded in 967 and has graduated nearly 17,000 students across the U.S. and abroad. Each program includes academic courses, an internship placement, furnished housing, guest lectures and site briefings, as well as professional development and networking events. There are programs available for Fall and Spring Semester of next year and this Summer. Over 70% of students receive scholarship assistance. 

Programs are Offered in the Following Areas of Focus: 

  • International Affairs
  • Journalism and Communications
  • Community Leadership and Service
  • Business and Government Affairs
  • Leadership & the American Presidency
  • Public Policy and Economics
  • Legal Studies

International Opportunities in

Admissions & Enrollment Timeline

The Admissions Committee reviews applications on a rolling basis. Applicants will be accepted, declined or put on a waiting list within three weeks of completing an application. You may check your application status and confirm the receipt of supporting documents at any time through the online application portal. They will notify you of your decision via email and regular mail as soon as it is available.

If you are accepted to the program, you will be given 2-3 weeks to accept or decline the offer of admission.  At the time of enrollment, you will be required to make a non-refundable $750 deposit payment to hold your position in the institute.

Upcoming Deadlines:

Dec. 5: Summer 2018 Undergraduate Programs Early
Jan. 22: Summer 2018 Undergraduate Programs International Student

Apply Here

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