Updated 6 months ago

If you are looking forward to doing an internship in the United Arab Emirates, is providing you with some information and tips to guide you.

Finding an internship in the United Arab Emirates is not an easy task due to the very low rate of offers given that employers have to sponsor their trainees for at least 12 months. But it is not impossible either. If you want to acquire professional experience in the country, you must be well informed about the conditions that apply before proceeding.

 Important: The intern status is not recognized by the Emirati labour law.


Internships of three to six months are not favoured by Emirati employers because of all the steps leading to obtaining an employment contract, a work visa, and a work permit. The costs are quite high. This is why long-term internships are more popular. You might even have the opportunity to join the company on a permanent basis at the end of your internship.

To find an internship in the United Arab Emirates, see job offers websites as well as recruitment agencies which will provide you with all the necessary information on the conditions of employment in the country. You can start sending your cover letter and your CV to the companies you have identified, laying emphasis on your strengths and skills.

Find more information in the articles Finding a job in Dubai from abroad and Work visas in Dubai.

Why not try your luck by sending spontaneous job applications? Start by updating your resume and cover letter by laying emphasis on your qualities and skills.

On the other hand, many foreign universities have exchange agreements with the United Arab Emirates. Feel free to seek more information from your university if you wish to set out on this great adventure.  

  Good to know:

As an intern, you will be paid at a rate of 3,000 AED (dirhams) per month. In some cities, you may be entitled to a salary between 6,000 and 10,000 dirhams per month. Some companies may offer facilities such as housing, transportation or even a cost of living allowance.

Key recruiting fields

The areas in which you are more likely to find an internship are finance, technology, health, information technology, tourism, media, the transformation of energy, hydrocarbons and construction. 

 Useful links: – Internship in the United Arab Emirates – Work in the United Arab Emirates Forum
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