Internship in Qatar


Find an overview of the Qatari labor market in this article if you wish to perform an internship there.

If you dream of acquiring professional experience in a Gulf country, Qatar can be the ideal destination for you. The country has been attracting for many years thousands of students and young professionals worldwide seeking internship opportunities. Indeed, performing an internship in Qatar can be a memorable experience in terms of knowledge and thus give you a better visibility on the international labor market. You will also be entitled to a higher salary than that offered in many other countries.

However, take the time to inquire about the labor market's requirements and conditions regarding internship for foreigners in Qatar.

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Qatar ranks third globally in terms of production and export of natural and liquefied gas which are its main economic pillars. Besides, it is one of the Middle East's most developed and prosperous economies.


To be authorized to perform an internship in Qatar, you will need a work and residence permit. In general, your employer or sponsor should handle related formalities on your behalf with the Ministry of Interior

Note that a good knowledge of Arabic and English will be a tremendous asset. Hence, consider taking language classes before starting your internship search. You are also advised to update your resume and cover letter according to Gulf countries standards.

Labor market

Sectors which generally require foreign knowledge or expertise are the following: hospitality, information and communication technology, energy, oil, finance, etc. In fact, you are likely to find many international firms such as Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Maersk Oil, Microsoft, as well as major national companies such as Qatar Airways, Qatar Gas, Exxon Mobil, Qatar Petroleum, Vodafone, and many others.

On the other hand, Qatari authorities are increasingly relying on the development of other sectors such as education, technicians, medicine, engineering, etc. However, some internship offers are reserved for Qatari nationals only.

Find an internship

If you study in a Qatari university, its officials can help you find an internship and thus facilitate related procedures. Otherwise, you can start your search on the internet thanks to numerous specialized job and internship websites where you can even post your resume.

Networking can also be a very useful research tool. In fact, if you have friends and contacts in the country, you will have more chances of finding an internship within your field of expertise. You will also have a better idea about the qualifications and skills required by specific sectors.

 Good to know:

Note that internships are remunerated in Qatar, both for locals and foreigners. So you can expect an average salary of some 8,000 euros per month according to some foreign newspaper reports.

 Useful links: - Internship offers in Qatar
Career Jet
Sidra Medical and Research Center
Qinvest - Internship Development Program

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