The Work Study Program is coordinated by the Career Center to provide AUC academic and administrative departments/offices with the opportunity to temporarily hire undergraduate and graduate students for varying needs and positions.
The program provides skilled human resources to support the departments in various missions such as day-to-day tasks, new projects, and research conduction that all contribute to AUC's long-term vision of academic excellence.
The Work Study positions differ from one department to another depending on the nature of the work in each department and the level of technical skills required to complete the assigned tasks.
Meanwhile, the Work Study Program gives students the opportunity to work on campus, physically or virtually, in an effort to gain hands-on working experience while complimenting their educational pursuits and developing their technical and soft skills.
Post opportunities on CareerWEB - AUC's online career management system. This applies to departments with returning students as well.
If the department does not have a Work Study budget, the department should complete a Work Study Fund Request Form
If the department has an allocated Work Study budget, the department should post opportunities within the budget availability.
Screening and Selection
Interview shortlisted applicants and report final selection of students on CareerWEB.
Evaluation and Payment
Complete evaluation and payment procedures required for compensating students.
Check the dates and deadlines section for the timeline.
Students - Egyptian and International - who are interested in participating in the program should meet the following general eligibility criteria during the semester they are considering to join the Work Study Program:
Undergraduate students: must be a full-time enrolled student, GPA 2.0 or above
Graduate students: must be enrolled in at least one course, GPA 3.0 or above
Non-degree students: must be a full-time enrolled student
Check the Work Study categories table for additional eligibility criteria depending on the position’s category.
Work Study hours are determined each semester in accordance with the student's class schedule. Students typically work 8-10 hours per week. There is a maximum number of Work Study hours that a student is allowed to complete per semester as follows:
- Fall/Spring: maximum of 120 hours
- Summer: maximum of 80 hours
- Winter: maximum of 40 hours
A maximum number of hours depends on the number of courses students are enrolled in:
- One course: maximum of 40 hours
- Two courses: maximum of 80 hours
- Three or more courses: maximum of 120 hours
- The above are the maximum allowed hours per semester; however, departments that submit fund requests should abide by the hours approved by the Career Center.
- Students will ONLY be compensated for the maximum number of hours that they are entitled to work.
- Students can work in a maximum of two Work Study positions per semester.
The Work Study supervisor is required to submit a mandatory evaluation for every student's performance before the end of each semester filling in the number of hours completed by the student. If supervisors fail to complete the evaluation by the deadline, students will not be compensated. Evaluation and payment instructions and deadlines are communicated every semester to announcing departments’ contact persons.
The Career Center launching the semester’s Work Study Program
August 23, 2021
December 19, 2021
January 25, 2022
May 25, 2022
Work start date
September 5, 2021
January 2, 2022
January 30, 2022
June 7, 2022
Departments requesting fund and posting opportunities on CareerWEB
September 15, 2021
January 5, 2022
February 14, 2022
June 8, 2022
Departments reporting names of selected students on CareerWEB
October 27, 2021
January 16, 2022
March 30, 2022
June 29, 2022
Departments completing Work Study student evaluations and payment procedures
December 8, 2021
January 24, 2022
May 16, 2022
July 20, 2022
Work end date
December 13, 2021
January 18, 2022
May 19, 2022
July 20, 2022
Work Study Contact
The American University in Cairo | Campus Center | Room 1020
Work Study Departments/Offices
Academic and Campus Technologies Support Services
Alumni Engagement Office
Arab and Islamic Civilizations Department
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Administrative Affairs - GAPP
Associate Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Office
Center for Learning and Teaching
Center for Migration and Refugee Studies
Center for Student Well Being
Center for Translation Studies
Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Communications and Marketing (Associate Dean of Executive Education and External Relations)
Computer Science and Engineering Department
Construction Engineering Department
Dean of Graduate Studies Office
Dean of Libraries and Learning Technologies
Dean of Sciences and Engineering
Electronics and Communications Engineering Department
Engineering and Sciences Services
English Language Instruction
Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology
International and Comparative Education
International Programs Office
John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement
Journalism and Mass Communication Department
Mathematics and Actuarial Science Department
Mechanical Engineering Department
Office of Athletics
Office of Medical Services
Office of Residential Life
Office of Student Life (OSL)
Office of the Dean of Students
Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Petroleum and Energy Engineering Department
Political Science Department
Public Policy and Administration Department
Public Relations And Advertising Agency (PRADA)
Rare Books and Special Collections Library
School of Business (Office of Student Services and Development)
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Dean's Office)
Student Conduct and Community Relations Office
University Technology Infrastructure