UAE Summer Internship Guide for Students: Rules and Regulations [2024]

Last Updated on July 10, 2024 by Vadim

Learn about the legal requirements, work contracts, and entitlements for school students seeking summer internships in the UAE.

Key Points:

  • Students aged 15 and above can work in UAE establishments
  • Written contracts are mandatory
  • Specific regulations protect young workers

Internship Regulations


  • Students 15 years and older

Contract Requirements:

  • Areas of training
  • Duration
  • Weekly and other holidays
  • Bonuses and privileges (if any)


  • Maximum three consecutive months per academic break

Required Documents

  • Proof of student status
  • Valid UAE residence visa (for expatriates)
  • Emirates ID copy
  • No-objection certificate (NOC) from educational institution

Working Hours and Conditions

  • Maximum 6 hours daily for minors
  • No gratuity or standard leaves (unless specified in contract)
  • Experience certificate upon completion

Juvenile Work Permits

  • Available for 15-18 year olds
  • Employer responsible for application and fees
  • Specific working conditions apply

This guide helps students and parents understand the legal framework for summer internships in the UAE, ensuring a safe and fair learning experience.

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