Application Form

National Pavilion UAE - Application Form

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 18th International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia which will take place from 20 May to 26 November 2023.

The application form will be available below as of 30 September, 2022. Deadline for application is 5 December, 2022.

To learn more about the National Pavilion UAE’s appointed curator for La Biennale di Venezia 2023 please read more here.

How to Apply:

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Eligibility 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 April.
  • Costs covered by the Venice Internship include Schengen visa, return ticket to Venice (economy), travel insurance, shared accommodation and Per Diem.
  • All Interns should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to travel. Preference given to COVID Vaccines approved in the EU.

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.

Selection Process

Selection will be a three-part process.

Each application will be reviewed by team members of the National Pavilion UAE and SHF team. Successful applicants will be invited to interview. All applicants will be notified of final decisions by the end of January 2023.

Selection will be based on applicants experience and interest in assisting NPUAE team in one of the most significant and important global art fairs.

Twenty one interns will be selected to attend the 18th International Architecture Exhibition. Additionally, seven waitlisted interns will be invited to attend training with the selected applicants.