The internship provides an exciting opportunity for students and young professionals to spend one month in Venice with hands-on experience in overseeing the daily operations of the National Pavilion UAE at the International Art and Architecture exhibitions at La Biennale di Venezia.

The program is open 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. To date, the National Pavilion UAE has engaged with over 240 interns, with many pursuing careers in the arts industries post their internship experience at La Biennale di Venezia.

The internship is supported by an educational training program that kicks off with in-depth training in the UAE in partnership with top cultural institutions, aimed at enabling the interns to engage fluently with the content of the exhibition in Venice. To foster cultural exchange and enhance the interns’ local experience in Venice, Italian interns selected from the prestigious Ca’Foscari University and IUAV in Venice work side-by-side with their UAE counterparts at the pavilion.

The next Venice Internship will take place from 10 May to 23 November 2025 for the 19th International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia.