internships

Internships

One of the cornerstones of the career development process is an internship, an opportunity where you can explore your career fields in action, gain first-hand experience, develop industry contacts and build the critical transferable skills that are in high demand from companies nowadays.

What is an Internship?

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. - National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

Why an Internship is Important? 

Internships provide you with short-term work experience and an opportunity to explore how your interests relate to potential career fields, build professional networks and stand out to employers after graduation and build the critical transferrable skills needed in today's’ job market. 
 

Internships are offered through one of the following four main programs:

 

Winter

Summer

Part-Time

International

Timing

January

June - August

Ongoing

June – August 

Or ongoing

Duration

One month

One to three months

Part-time one to twelve months

One to three months

or

Part-time one to six months

Application Period

October - December

April - July

Ongoing

Two to six months before the internship

*Note that any of the above programs can be provided either virtually or on-ground.


Internship Process

    1. Identify the career industry/s you want to explore: It is important to assess your personality preferences, values and skills to better understand yourself and prepare for the internship process. You may utilize one of the below workshops to help you through this step: 
      1. Your Interests and Career– SII
      2. Your Personality and Career– MBTI
    2. Prepare your resume: An important step to being prepared for an internship is having your résumé uploaded and approved on your CareerWEB account via the Documents tab. You may utilize the below to help you through this step:
      1. Register for a Résumé 101 workshop 
      2. Schedule a resume critique appointment
      3. Visit the Career Center for a résumé critique appointment during the walk-in hours, any working day from 12 - 3 pm, and bring a hard copy of your résumé with you
    3. Sharpen your interviewing skills: An interview is an integral step to landing an internship, make sure you practice and prepare well for it.  You may utilize the below to help you through this step: 
      1. Attend Power Interviewing by Corporate Professionals 
      2. Schedule a mock interview with one of the advisors
  • Once your résumé has been approved on CareerWEB, you can explore and apply to available internship opportunities on CareerWEB. You can refer to CareerWEB Student Brochure to guide you through the process. You may utilize the below to help you through this step:

    • Participate in Career Center events, network, and ask about internship vacancies e.g. Employment Fair, Career Day
    • Attend Job Search Strategies workshop 
    • Network with your personal contacts, and ask for internship leads

     

  • The last impression you leave in an internship makes a difference in future opportunities, make sure you finish your internship opportunity with a good impression. Undertaking some of the below points will help you achieve that:

    • Ask for a letter of recommendation or certificate from your supervisor
    • Remind your supervisor to fill out the employer evaluation form
    • Send your supervisor a thank you letter and stay in touch
    • Fill out the online program evaluation form that is availed on your CareerWEB account upon completion of your internship and share your experience and photos with Career Center staff members

     

 

Internships Do's and Don'ts

  • Do’s
    (Application Process)

    Don’ts
    (Application Process)

    • Read the details of the internship well including but not limited to the description, location and timing before applying. 
    • Apply for internships only when genuinely interested in the company and the position.
    • If you have any questions, ask them before you submit your resume via Intern@aucegypt.edu.
    • Apply to various internships without reading the requirements or being interested in the opportunity. 
    • Expect the employers to notify you if they have not shortlisted you for an internship.

     

     

     

    Do's
    (Interviews)

    Dont's
    (Interviews)

    • Ask for the contact name and number of the employer in case there is an emergency.
    • Be on time for the interview & do not schedule an interview and not show up or apologize at the last minute.
    • On the day of your interview, make sure you give yourself plenty of time for commuting and arrive 10 mins before your scheduled time.
    • Dress professionally.
    • If you will turn down an internship offer, do so in a professional and respectful manner before the agreed-upon date.
    • Once you have accepted an offer, whether verbally or in writing, you must immediately terminate any other hiring-related activity for other internships during the same time frame.
    • Be late or not show up to the interview without 48-hour notification to the employer. 
    • Do not accept an offer and then turn it down. This is called reneging and the behavior typically jeopardizes future opportunities for yourself and for your colleagues.
    • At all times remember, your professional reputation is one of the most important assets you have, do not portray an unprofessional image.

     

     

     

     

    Do's
    (During the internship program)

    Don'ts
    (During the internship program)

    • Be punctual and professional.
    • Show initiative, energy, and commitment.
    • Be inquisitive and ask questions.
    • Treat your co-workers with respect at all times.
    • Listen to your supervisor and learn from others.
    • Participate in team projects.
    • Understand the company operations and recruitment strategies.
    • Make sure to take notes.
    • Keep copies of projects you have done.
    • Take photographs of yourself at work.

     

    • Don’t participate in corporate politics.
    • Do not show a lack of professionalism throughout the internship. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

Participating Companies

 

  • 3D Property Viewer - AUC Venture Lab
    7aweshly
    Acumen Consulting Egypt
    AHCC
    Ahead of the Curve
    Allianz Egypt
    aprcot
    Augmentor Partners
    AXA Egypt
    BAM
    Beyond Creation
    Blooms Egypt
    Blue Ocean Public Relations
    Cherries Preschool, After School & Play Area
    CID Consulting
    CIPPO
    Colliers International Property Consulting Services
    Commercial International Bank
    Concord for Engineering & Contracting
    Crave/Qahwa (TICO)
    Credit Agricole Egypt S.A.E.
    Dabur Egypt
    DentaCarts Ltd.
    EGEC
    Egyliere Travel
    Egyptian Child Care Corporation - EC3
    Egyptian Clothing Bank
    Enroot Development ConsultingFinancial Regulatory Authority
    Gleeds Construction Consultancy Egypt
    Hand Over
    Ibtikar Khana - Masuliatna Foundation
    Invest-Gate
    Johnson Controls (JCI)
    Kemet Art & Design
    Kemet Consulting Group (KCG)
    L'Oreal Egypt
    Leap Agency
    Levelset (zlabs)
    MASADER
    Matter
    Mentor Graphics Egypt
    Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT)
    Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform (MoPMAR)
    Ministry of Public Enterprise
    Ministry of Social Solidarity (MOSS)
    Misr Capital Investment
    Mona Hussein Design House
    Mondelez International
    Orange Egypt
    Origin Marketing Services
    Paper Airplanes
    PICO Petroleum Services & Investments
    Procter & Gamble Egypt
    PVH
    Reach Out Academy
    Schlumberger Oilfield Services
    SCIB Paints
    Scientific Services Life Science
    Simon - Kucher & Partners
    Solar Installer
    Stratexis
    Studio PARADIGM
    SUMIZURA
    Tahseen Consulting
    Talaat Mostafa Group
    Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center - TIEC
    The Creative Zone
    V Digital Agency
    Vijua
    Vodafone
    WellSpring Egypt
    Yalla Fel Sekka

     

  • 3D Property Viewer - AUC Venture Lab
    Affectiva, Inc.
    Amideast
    Cisco Systems International
    Egyptian British Bureau for Additive Manufacturing Services
    Flat6Labs
    GG&Grace
    Hand Over
    iFix
    Indevco Group
    Lyra
    Maison Pyramide - The Factory
    Memac Ogilvy & Mather Egypt
    Microsoft
    North-South Consultants Exchange - NSCE
    Pianat.ai Inc.
    Picasso Art Gallery
    Raya Holding
    Reform Studio
    SCAS Construction and Finishing
    Scientific and Trading (Prolon)
    Stratexis
    Takatof Association for Development
    TeN TV
    The Brand Company
    traxl
    United Nations World Food Programme
    V Digital Agency
    Waqfeyat Al Maadi Al Ahleya Community Foundation (WMCF)

     

  • Agile Technologies
    Ahram Security Group
    Alfanar
    Amideast
    ariika
    Besomi Electronics Group
    Beyond Creation
    Beyti
    Blooms Egypt
    Capital Group Properties
    Central Bank of Egypt
    CI Capital Holding
    CID Consulting
    Direxiona
    E-Trade Egypt
    EFG Hermes
    Egyptian British Bureau for Additive Manufacturing Services
    Egyptian Clothing Bank
    Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company - ECHEM
    Egyptian Streets
    Emirates NBD S.A.E.
    Enroot Development Consulting
    Expand Digital Marketing
    FilKhedma
    Generations Labs
    Global Ventures
    Identity Magazine
    Innovety
    JTI-Nakhla
    KAII LAB
    L'Oreal Egypt
    La Reina Exchange
    Lyra
    Maison Pyramide - The Factory
    Mars Wrigley Confectionery
    Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT)
    Ministry of Public Enterprise
    Misr Capital Investments S.A.E
    National Bank of Egypt
    NI Capital
    Orange Egypt
    Orascom Construction
    PepsiCo
    Philip Morris Misr LLC
    pladis Global - Ulker
    Procter & Gamble Egypt
    Reach Out Academy
    Schneider Electric Egypt
    SecureMisr Company
    Simon - Kucher & Partners
    SODIC
    Takatof Association for Development
    Teradata
    The Creative Zone
    The Rentz - Go Green Real Estate Company
    V Digital Agency
    Vetwork
    Vodafone
    Wadi Holdings Company S.A.E.

     

  • Arthur D. Little (Middle East) Limited
    Bain & Company
    CDC Group
    CitiGroup
    eigoPaathshala
    Global Ventures
    Güner Law Office
    Martin Mulligan Marketing Ltd.
    McKinsey & Company, Inc.
    Mercy Corps
    Middle East Institute
    Moelis & Company
    ReliefWeb (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)
    Standard Chartered Bank
    Tahseen Consulting
    Think Pacific
    Tradeasia International Pte Ltd
    Twitter USA
    TwitterUK
    United Nations World Food Programme
    Voluntas Advisory