Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - AUI Launches the Presidential Internship Program’s 2019-2020 Call for Application

AUI Launches the Presidential Internship Program’s 2019-2020 Call for Application

 

Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI) launched its Presidential Internship program (PiP) in Fall 2016. The program provides recent graduates from US-accredited, American-style universities an opportunity to learn about Moroccan culture and language, while working at an American-model, liberal arts university.

 

Interns spend one academic year working at AUI. Each intern is a full-time member of an AUI office that closely aligns with their professional interests. Interns are entitled to enroll in one tuition-free course each semester and are especially encouraged to take language courses. Interns enjoy rent-free housing, a monthly stipend, health insurance, on-campus healthcare, and access to all campus amenities (library, fitness center, shuttles, cafés, etc.).

 

AUI welcomes PiP applications from candidates from all nationalities and citizenship statuses who have US-style, liberal arts undergraduate degrees. Students who have completed the entirety of their undergraduate educations in Morocco are not eligible to apply.

 

The AUI Presidential Internship Program will begin with an orientation program in late August/early September 2019. The first day of work will be the start of September and end June 30, 2020. Each intern will undergo an evaluation by their supervisor in late December/early January in order to determine whether their employment contract will continue throughout the year.

 

OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND EXPLORATION

AUI is deeply involved in its community and takes pride in its outreach activities. Interns may take advantage of additional time allotted during the workweek for approved community outreach projects, cultural exploration, or personal development. The interest of the intern will determine the activity and type of involvement with the local constituents. Time away from the office will consist of up to four hours per week scheduled regularly with the intern supervisor.

 

ACADEMIC BENEFITS

Each semester, interns may take one scheduled, tuition-free course at the AUI. Language courses are encouraged. Interns are also encouraged to partake in special seminars, lectures, and brown-bags, featuring discussions with scholars and community experts on various political, cultural, or social aspects of the MENA region.

 

2019-2020 OPENINGS

  • OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS (VPSA) and The COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROGRAM (CIP)
  • THE FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (FYE)
  • THE CENTER FOR LEARNING EXCELLENCE (CLE)
  • THE OFFICE OF INTERFAITH LIFE and THE HEALTH CENTER
  • THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT
  • THE STUDENT ACTIVITIES’ OFFICE (SAO)
  • THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
  • THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATION (DEVCOM)
  • THE OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH & EFFECTIVENESS (OIRE)
  • THE OFFICE OF INTERNAL AUDIT (OIA)
  • THE SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (SHSS)
  • THE AZROU CENTER, THE NO VIOLENCE ALLIANCE (NOVA), AND THE HILLARY CLINTON CENTER

 

APPLICATION DETAILS & TIMELINE

  • 28 MARCH: Applications open (Application Form)
  • 01 MAY: Deadline to apply (11:59pm EST)
  • EARLY MAY: First round interviews (via Skype)
  • EARLY-MID MAY: Second round interviews (via Skype)
  • 15 MAY: Final notifications
  • 1-2 SEPTEMBER: Arrival in Ifrane
  • 2 SEPTEMBER: First Day of Work
  • 30 JUNE: Last Day of Work

 

FOLLOW OUR WORK & GET IN TOUCH

For more information about the AUI Presidential Internship Program, refer to our website at  https://www.aui.ma/auipip

The 2018-2019 Presidential Intern cohort is happy to answer any questions you have about position descriptions, eligibility, etc. Please direct queries to. Also, feel free to contact the current interns individually for specific questions:

  • Nabeelah Muhammad, Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Gabrielle Leparik, Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Kenneth Cruz, Community Involvement Program and Interfaith Office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Sarina Leon, Writing Center, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Latonya Jones, Office of Internal Audit, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Jessica Borgert, Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs and Residential Life, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • The PiP Program Director is Dr. Cherif Bel Fekih, who can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

To take a look at what this year’s interns have been up to, please follow us on Instagram! (@auipresidentialinternship).