Pursue paid and unpaid internship opportunities on or off campus through the NYU Abu Dhabi Career Development Center.

Examples of Abu Dhabi companies in which students have held internships:

  • Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority
  • Accenture

  • Booz Allen Hamilton

  • CNN

  • Deloitte

  • Edelman

  • Etihad Airways

  • Ernst and Young

  • Eversheds

  • Hedayah

  • Hill + Knowlton Strategies

  • Louvre Abu Dhabi

  • M Capital Group


  • Mubadala
  • National Bank of Abu Dhabi

  • Oliver Wyman

  • PA Consulting Group

  • Palantir

  • Pfizer

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Solidiance

  • The Third Line Art Gallery

  • TRENDS Research and Advisory

  • Twofour54

  • Urban Kinetics



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On campus, you can take advantage of assistantships offered in a variety of offices. Examples include:

  • Admissions Ambassador in the Office of Admissions
  • Campus Recreation Administrative Assistant in the Office of Athletics
  • Mascot (Faiza the Falcon) in the Office of Athletics
  • Global Career Peer in the Career Development Center
  • Visual Media Assistant in the Office of Global Education
  • Interactive Media Lab Monitor in the Interactive Media Department
  • Multimedia & Design Assistant in the Arts Center
  • Preparator & Curatorial Assistant in the Arts Center
  • Scene Shop Assistant in the Arts Center
  • Public Affairs Assistant in the Office of Public Affairs
  • Data Analyst in the Social Science Division
  • Library Assistant in the Archive and Special Collections Library
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Volunteer Activities

Volunteer while you're at NYU Abu Dhabi, which is connected to over 45 organizations in the UAE. Please see Community Outreach.

Examples of volunteer organizations:

  • Future Rehabilitation Center
  • Special Needs Adaptive Program (SNAP) basketball and aquatics
  • Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi
  • Turtle Patrol
  • Terry Fox Run
  • Autism Inclusion Conference

Some popular community service events:

Abu Dhabi Art: An annual art festival at Manarat al Saadiyat, where students have the opportunity to volunteer with the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation

Abu Dhabi Festival: Volunteers are needed at this annual festival organized by Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation

Pink Run: Volunteers help provide event support for this annual city run held at Zayed Sports City to raise funds for breast cancer

The Future Center Fundraising Gala: Volunteers support this annual formal fundraising event at the British Embassy gardens to raise funds for children with special needs



Student Activities

You can join over 70 Student Interest Groups (SIGs) at NYU Abu Dhabi. You can also participate in athletic opportunities like wake boarding, capoeira, horseback riding, and scuba diving, but also spend time exploring art, music, and food. Learn more about the student activities here.

Examples of SIGs include:

  • ADvocacy
  • Arab Culture Club

  • Business and Finance Society

  • Cake Up (Baking)

  • Cinema Paradiso

  • Debate Society

  • Ecoherence

  • Equestrian
  • hackAD
  • Outed: The Outdoors Adventuring SIG at NYUAD


  • Pre-Health Advisory Board
  • Society for Global Development
  • Spacious (Mindfulness)
  • Stern Political Economy Exchange Abu Dhabi (Business)
  • UAE Majlis
  • weSTEM (Women in Science and Engineering)
  • Women's Leadership Network
  • Woodworking

Athletics and Physical Education

Stay active through a number of sports and fitness options at NYU Abu Dhabi. Explore over 40 Physical Education classes, such as indoor cycling, yoga, fencing, performance boxing, sailing, scuba diving, or golf. Register as an individual or as a member of a team in our intramural sports (basketball, floor hockey, futsal, or volleyball). Join a club sport (Jiu-Jitsu, swimming, tennis), or try out for an intercollegiate team (badminton, basketball, cricket, football, table tennis, or volleyball). Sign up for our group fitness classes (e.g. yoga, Zumba, boxing, indoor cycling), personal small group trainings, online 'Go-Solo' workouts, or the fitness games and challenges. Take advantage of the competition pool, performance gymnasium, indoor track, squash courts, tennis courts, dance studio, as well as the outdoor track and football fields.

Visit the Physical Education page on the main NYU Abu Dhabi website for more information.