American University has several academic centers abroad that offer a wide range of high quality opportunities for AU students, faculty and staff. Through two of these centers, AU Brussels Center and AU Nairobi Center, qualified graduate students are able to apply for internships placements with a variety of organizations in each location.
AU Nairobi has been running semester and academic year programs for thirteen years. The internship opportunities in this program reflect the nature of Nairobi itself. In the past, students have interned in public health, media and communications, development, environmental sustainability, girls' education, sports, and poverty reduction, among others.
How the internship placement works:
Student internships are solidified on-site and will all be at locally run institutions, unless another arrangement is previously agreed upon between the organization, the student, and the AU Abroad team. AU students participating in the program will determine their skill sets and their internship interests prior to arrival. Along with a student’s academic interest, the AU Nairobi Center staff will work to identify internship opportunities that are well-suited for the student among the available opportunities.
For a list of sample Nairobi internship organizations, please visit the program website, here: www.american.edu/sis/sisabroad/summer/internships.cfm
Dates / Deadlines:
Varies by program
NOTE: Program dates are tentative. Final dates will be confirmed upon acceptance into the program.
** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.