Since 1981, over 200 individuals from 65 universities have participated in the Presidential Internship Program. Many have maintained their links to the Middle East while others have used their experience at AUC to launch a variety of careers. Alumni are represented in a range of fields including: 

  • Academia
  • Education (higher education administration, Teach for America, etc.)
  • Finance (Bank of America, Bear Stearns, EcoSecurities, Boston Consulting Group, etc.)
  • Foreign Affairs (U.S. Department of State, Open Society Institute, etc.) 
  • International Development (Oxfam, USAID, Grameen Foundation, the World Bank, AMIDEAST)
  • Journalism and Media (CNN, The New York Times, MSNBC, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, etc.)
  • Medicine 


Alumni Profiles


  Ted Osius

   Office of the President (1984 - 1985)
   United States Ambassador to Vietnam





    Fauzia Dawood

     ​John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement (2007 - 2008)






      Elizabeth Thompson

      Office of the President (1982 - 1983)
      Mohamed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace, American University







       Bradley J. Cook

         Office of the President (1990 - 1991) 
         Provost and Executive Vice President, Southern Utah University






      Roy Oppenheim         Office of the President (1982 - 1983)
        Co-Founder and Senior Partner, Oppenheim Law
                    Stephen Kalin       Office of Institutional Advancement (2009 - 2010)         Correspondent, Reuters News Agency
        Center for Arabic Studies Abroad (CASA) Fellow 
             Larissa Lawrence       Office of Communications and Marketing (2006 - 2007)
      Strategic Business Manager, Tata Consultancy Services
                                                Robert Gasior       John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement (2008 - 2009)        Program Officer, National Academy of Sciences