The Program

The selected interns will have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in different aspects of the Exhibition as both a cultural experience and a career platform. This starts with a training program in the UAE ahead of the 1-month placement at the National Pavilion UAE in Venice. This will comprise of a series of workshops and activities in the UAE in lead up to their time in Venice such as artist talks, visitor facilitation and protocol workshops, educational studio visits and guided cultural tours specifically planned for the interns to facilitate the practice, dialogue and study of their respective professional skills.

The program is a learning experience for all who take part, allowing them to gain practical experience of exhibition management experiences. Activities include:

  • Guest Services
    Managing the pavilion during opening hours to the public, supporting and assisting visitors and journalists with press requirements, guided tours — all as representatives of the UAE.
  • Exhibition Management
    Ensuring the pavilion space is always neat and tidy, equipment is in perfect working order, condition reports, filing exhibition inventory, and collateral are replenished and in good condition.
  • Communications Support
    Work with fellow interns to manage and maintain systems to document visitor feedback as well as contribute with the documentation of the internship experience for social media use. They have the opportunity to share this social media documentation, which is non-compulsory, but an opportunity to develop this skill set in documentation.