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About Festival Internships
Being a part of the Festival team provides a unique opportunity for any determined student to enhance their resume and be a part of a professional arts organisation with particular emphasis on sharing ideas, learning and developing best practice within a dynamic marketing environment. The Festival offers broad hands-on experience and more specific training in event handling, PR and general administration.
The Festival is looking for people with an outgoing personality, can-do attitude with excellent attention to detail and commitment. Proficiency in MS Office is required. Maturity and reliability are a must as candidates will be dealing with VIPs, bestselling authors and our sponsors. An interest in books and culture is an added advantage.
About the Festival
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Middle East’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word, bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together with authors from across the world to promote education, debate and reading in a celebratory and enjoyable way.
The Festival creates a wonderful opportunity for UAE nationals, residents and visitors to meet world famous authors, attend literary debates, listen to readings, participate in workshops and experience the exciting fringe and children’s events. With simultaneous translation in all sessions, the Festival is a meeting of minds where ideas are shared and friendships are formed – not least among the authors themselves, who whether festival veteran or novice have praised the lively atmosphere and the diverse, intellectually switched-on audiences.
What Interns can Expect
The Festival is a well-integrated, small team that is multi-talented, multi-faceted and adept at multi-tasking. The work environment is fast-paced, challenging, constantly evolving and changing, bringing out the best in everyone. The Festival embraces cultural diversity and provides an open, lively and an inclusive workspace where everyone has a voice and great ideas and good work are recognised and rewarded.
How to apply
Please send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]. Please state clearly in the subject line that you are interested in becoming a Festival intern.