Work Study

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.

  • Announcement

    • 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:

    Undergraduate Students:

    • Fall/Spring: maximum of 120 hours
    • Summer: maximum of 80 hours
    • Winter: maximum of 40 hours

    Graduate Students:
    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.

  • Activity

    Fall 2021

    Winter 2022

    Spring 2022

    Summer 2022

    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 


Career Center 
The American University in Cairo | Campus Center | Room 1020 


Work Study Departments/Offices

  • Academic and Campus Technologies Support Services
    Accounting Department
    Alumni Engagement Office
    Arab and Islamic Civilizations Department
    Architecture Department
    Arts Department
    Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Administrative Affairs - GAPP
    Associate Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Office
    AUC Forum
    Career Center
    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
    Economics Department
    Electronics and Communications Engineering Department
    Engineering and Sciences Services
    English Language Instruction
    History Department
    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
    Management 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
    Physics Department
    Political Science Department
    Provost Office
    Psychology Department
    Public Policy and Administration Department
    Public Relations And Advertising Agency (PRADA)
    Rare Books and Special Collections Library
    Registrar Office
    School of Business (Office of Student Services and Development)
    School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Dean's Office)
    Student Conduct and Community Relations Office
    Sustainability Office
    Tech Solutions
    University Technology Infrastructure