The Art Jameel Internship Programme is a biannual internship scheme at Hayy Jameel in Jeddah, offering departmental work placements and bespoke learning opportunities for Saudi-based practitioners interested in pursuing careers in the creative field.

The Internship Programme takes an embedded and hands-on approach to mentorship, providing each intern placement within one of Art Jameel’s core departments at Hayy: Exhibitions, Operations, Learning, Communications, Visitor Experience, Cinema and much more.

The first cohort of the Internship Prorgamme started during the pivotal moment of Hayy Jameel’s launch and concludes its run in May 2022.


  • Offer an entry-point into the arts and cultural field
  • Offer hands-on work experience, opportunity to gain practical experience
  • Offer networking and mentorship opportunities
  • Offer a dynamic Intern Career Development Programme for all interns across departments

A cornerstone of the internship program is the Intern Career Development Programme, tailored to ensure that interns are offered the chance to learn more about the full range of departments and roles in the arts, as well as other careers in the field. The programme invites our intern cohort to think mindfully about the arts and their careers, and fosters cohesion.

This programme includes the following key components:

  • Monthly Seminar Sessions – monthly roundtable sessions led by each department, enabling interns to learn more about the career paths and work of an arts organisation like Art Jameel
  • Field Trips – exclusive visits to local exhibitions, artist studios, film screenings, and so on, fostering industry knowledge and networking opportunities
  • Mentorship – regular one-on-one sessions with supervisors to discuss each intern’s interests, career goals, and answer any questions, an opportunity to gain and share new insights, advice, and direction
  • Assessment – two feedback and assessment sessions allowing for interns and supervisors alike to reflect on their experiences and develop further the programme

Join the Art Jameel Internship Programme 2022 Summer/Fall cycle — available placements include:

  • Exhibitions Intern

The Exhibitions Intern works closely with Art Jameel’s curatorial team on supporting Hayy Arts exhibitions and related programmes, including liaising with artists, contractors and cultural institutions.The intern is expected to support on curatorial, production, logistics and administrative tasks for all connected programmes including public programmes, publications etc. Ideal candidates would be those interested in working towards a career in curation and exhibition making.

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Start Date: May 29, 2022

Application deadline: May 7th, 2022

  • Cinema Intern

The Cinema intern works closely with Hayy Jameel’s Cinema Senior Manager across a broad range of activities that deliver the running and development of Hayy Cinema’s programme and events. Our curatorial policy aims to provide a ‘window on the world’ by offering diverse cultural perspectives. We aim to produce a programme that is locally and culturally relevant, working with a range of partner organisations.From assisting with daily programming to organising special projects and events, the Cinema Intern contributes to logistics, finance and administrative tasks. The role also supports the work of the Learning department related to filmmaking and appreciation (such as cinema workshops and pedagogical resources).

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Start Date: May 29, 2022

Application deadline: May 7th, 2022

  • Learning Intern

The Learning Intern is involved and gains experience in the broad range of educational initiatives at Hayy, from schools and community life-long-learning to specialised skills development, talks, tours and debates. The role includes outreach to youth and educational institutions, public workshops and specialised educational programmes,  and building research/ library resources. The ideal candidate for this placement is passionate about arts education, has strong organisation and communication skills, and is enthusiastic about learning.

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Start Date: May 29, 2022

Application deadline: May 7th, 2022

Qualifications required

  • University student or recent graduate
  • Available for a full-time 6-month internship in Jeddah between May 2022 – November 2022
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and a passion for learning and taking initiative
  • Open to collaboration and working with educators and artists across different institutions
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Excellent time management, communication (verbal and written), and organisation skills
  • Passion for arts, culture and community
  • Saudi Nationals or Saudi residency holders
  • English and Arabic fluency
  • Driver’s license is a plus

Candidates are selected based on merit, growing expertise and commitment to their career path via a rigorous committee-led screening and interview process.


  • Full-time 6-month internship based in Hayy Jameel, Jeddah KSA
  • Occasional weekend and evening work according to workload is also required