Application Form

National Pavilion UAE - Application Form

Thank you for your interest in the Venice Internship.

In light of the ongoing presence and impact of COVID-19 around the world, the next call for applications for the Venice Internship will take place in 2021 for the 59th International Art Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia which will run from 23rd April to 27th November 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. Application portal will open in August 2021.

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Selection Criteria

Applicants should be:

  • Emirati or Residents that have resided in the UAE consecutively for more than six years.
  • Over 21 years old.
  • Hold a Bachelor of Arts, Architecture and/or other related majors such as; Communications, Design, Politics, International Affairs etc.
  • Must speak and read English fluently.
  • Available to travel for up to 40 days (with written consent from parents).
  • Interns will be sent to Venice in groups of 3 people, on a 30-day rotation from May.
  • Costs covered by the Venice Internship include Schengen visa, return ticket to Venice (economy), travel insurance, shared accommodation and Per Diem.

Interns will be required to attend mandatory training sessions prior to their departure. Failure to participate in training will result in termination from the program.

An Italian intern studying Arabic or Middle Eastern Studies at Ca’ Foscari University will join the group in Venice.


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.