The Venice Internship

The Venice Internship program offers hands-on experience, where interns spend one month in Venice staffing the UAE’s art and architecture exhibitions at La Biennale di Venezia and overseeing the daily operations of the exhibition. The program is open to to Emiratis and long-term residents of the UAE aged 21 and above, with an interest or background in arts, architecture, diplomacy, international relations or representing the UAE on a significant global platform.

The internship is supported by an educational training program that kicks off with in-depth training in the UAE in partnership with its top cultural institutions, aimed at enabling the interns to engage fluently with the content of the exhibition in Venice. The education program continues in Venice in partnership with Ca’ Foscari University and other cultural institutions.

To foster cultural exchange and enhance the interns’ local experience in Venice, Italian interns selected from the prestigious Ca’Foscari University in Venice work side-by-side with their UAE counterparts at the pavilion. This allows further engagement with Italian customs, language and knowledge.

To date, the National Pavilion UAE has engaged with over 150 interns, with many pursuing careers in the arts industries post their participation at La Biennale di Venezia.

Scope of Work:

Exhibition Management
Maintain the integrity of the exhibition by ensuring the pavilion space is always neat and tidy and that the Exhibition equipment is in perfect working order

Visitor Services
Run guided tours when necessary and greet visitors with utmost professionalism befitting of the Pavilion and the UAE.

Marketing and PR
Manage contribution from public and work with fellow interns to manage and maintain filing system to document public and visitor feedback as well as Exhibition inventory and collaterals.

Call for Applications: Venice Internship 2022

The internship provides an exciting opportunity for students and young professionals to spend one month in Venice assisting with the UAE’s exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2022. The Venice Internship will take place from 23rd April to 27th November 2022 for the 59th International Art Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia.

To learn more about the application criteria and how to apply, please visit the Application Form page.

Deadline for application is December 5th, 2021

For the latest news and updates on the Venice Internship, please follow our Instagram account @Veniceinterns and @nationalpavilionUAE. For further enquiries please contact internship@nationalpavilionuae.org