Misk x Arab World Institute Internship Program

We are searching for young, passionate, French-speaking Saudis who desire to discover how a cultural institution, and more specifically its various departments operate and help the team there in their daily missions. The interns will have the opportunity to be at the heart of Paris’ vibrant cultural life and surrounded by passionate workers.
Application open
02 Jun 2022
Application Close
26 Jun 2022
Program Start/End
03 Oct 2022 - 03 Dec 2022
Program duration
2 months

The Misk Skills Traineeships Program aims to empower talented Saudi youth across university students, fresh graduates, and young professionals to launch their professional careers by offering professional opportunities in collaboration with top-tier international and local organizations. 

Company Overview 

The Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA) is a French cultural foundation dedicated to promoting the Arab World and its culture throughout France and Europe, as well as tightening relationships between France and the Arab League’s countries. Located in the heart of historic Paris, in a building designed by Jean Nouvel, the IMA offers a wide range of activities ranging from temporary exhibitions, a permanent collection, concerts, movies, conferences, Arabic language courses, and workshops dedicated to the young audience. 


Program Overview 

Interns may choose which department from the two below to do their internship in:

1- IMA Museum and Exhibitions Department 

The IMA Museum and Exhibitions Department produces temporary exhibitions.  

Work Sample:  

You will assist the Head of Exhibitions and her team in the activities of the department and will provide support in research and production for the exhibitions and in particular: 

  • Documentary research (works, artists, images, etc.) for the preparation of a specific exhibition in Paris about Picasso and the Arab avant-gardes
  • Writing and translation from Arabic to English (or French if spoken) of documentation of various kinds
  • Strategic monitoring on the art sector happening in the Arabic world
  • Participation in the preparation of exhibition design projects and monitoring of the tender process
  • Participation in the day-to-day department life (e.g., work meetings, setting up appointments, etc.) 


2- Educational Activities Department

The IMA Educational activities Department oversees public interpretation activities, educational and social outreach. The team organizes workshops, tours, trainings for schools, universities, nonprofit organizations, and public institutions. 

Work Sample: 

The intern will assist the Head of Educational activities Department and her team in the activities of the department and provide support for:   

  • Documentary research for the preparation of interpretation activities
  • Writing and translation in English and Arabic of various kind documentation for educational purposes
  • Participation in the development and production of interpretation tools (files, booklets, etc.) 
  • Participation in the preparation and implementation of workshops and cultural events:  

- Help in the operation of the interpretation and educational activities

- Carry out any other logistical task related to assisting the IMA's team, particularly in the context of its events & activities

- Participation in the day-to-day department life (work meetings, setting up appointments, etc.) 

- Welcome and provide guidance for visitors if the level of French allows it

Program highlights
2 months
Paris, France
Final year college students
Application criteria
  • Saudi nationals only  
  • This program is open to all majors, but preferred majors include:  

- Humanities (French, Philosophy, Art history, History, Arts...etc.)

- Social Sciences  

- Political Sciences  

- Business Studies    

  • Open for Diplomas, Bachelors, or Masters
  • Minimum 3 years of college/university education
  • Proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French and English
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Genuine interest in art history
  • Good command of Microsoft Office applications  
  • Adequate skills in using “In Design” is a plus
  • Has a strong sense of ownership

Frequently asked questions

You can find more information about the program dates on the program specific page.

Yes, the video is a mandatory part of the application. For more details about how to record your video, please visit our application page for the opportunity that you are applying for. 

Yes, if you have successfully moved to the next stage of our selection process, we will notify you via email as early as possible. If we decide not to move forward with your application, we will also inform you after a short period of time. 

You will need to check with your university directly as this will depend on the number of hours required for your internship/co-op.

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Application open
02 Jun 2022
Application Close
26 Jun 2022
Program Start/End
03 Oct 2022 - 03 Dec 2022
Program duration
2 months
Application Process
  1. Sign up
    Sign up to Misk Hub and create your profile
  2. Apply
    Select this program and click the apply button
  3. Evaluation
    We will review your application criteria and your video then decide if this program is right for you.
  4. Application confirmation
    Successful applicants will receive an email confirming their program enrollment. We will also share more program-specific information and details about your participation.

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