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AU Hosts Annual Job and Internship Fair

WHAT:  Annual American University spring job and internship fair

WHO:  More than 130 companies and nonprofit organizations seeking interns and employees

WHEN:  1–4 p.m. Thursday, March 26

WHERE:  Bender Arena, American University,
             4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

MEDIA:  Maggie Barrett, AU Media Relations, 202-885-5951 or

WASHINGTON, D.C.—American University’s Career Center will hold its annual spring  job and internship fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in Bender Arena.

More than 130 companies and nonprofit organizations will be on hand to talk to AU students and interested alumni.

“We are delighted to be hosting such a number and variety of organizations—especially given the turbulent economy,” said Katherine Stahl, executive director of AU’s Career Center.  “We are also happy with the increased number of nonprofit organizations and government agencies that are eager to connect with our public-service oriented students.”

The fair attracts an average of 800 students and AU graduates looking for internship and career opportunities, including freshmen, graduating seniors, graduate students, and recent alumni.  The first hour is typically the busiest.

AU undergraduate and graduate students specialize in more than 50 disciplines.  The most popular include business administration; education; government ; history; international studies; journalism; justice, law, and society; psychology;  public administration; and public communication.

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.