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Saudi’s MiSK Foundation partners with Qiddiya for youth initiative

Saudi’s MiSK Foundation partners with Qiddiya for youth initiative

The internship programme will give young Saudis the opportunity to work at the Qiddiya project, which is expected to be the world’s largest entertainment city by 2030

Saudi Arabia’s MiSK Foundation teamed up with Qiddiya Investment Company to launch an internship programme for young people in the kingdom.

The foundation, established by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in 2011 to develop and empower Saudi youth, formed the partnership to allow university seniors and recent graduates to be part of Qiddiya – an entertainment mega-project about one hour’s drive from Riyadh.

The programme will run from June 16 to August 31, during which time interns will work across 12 departments at Qiddiya’s corporate offices. There they will learn and develop skills that they can carry forward into their professional lives, and gain the benefit of the company’s executive team.

Quoted in local media, QIC’s CEO, Mike Reininger, said: “We are contributing directly to the Saudi Vision (2030 reform plan) by creating a richer lifestyle for Saudi citizens while spurring innovation in the creative, hospitality and entertainment sectors.

“This unique opportunity allows students and fresh graduates to experience what it takes to be part of the change in Saudi by giving them the chance to work alongside a group of both local and international seasoned professionals. Thanks to this partnership with MiSK, we will be training the next generation of industry leaders.”

Those interested in taking part in the programme are invited to submit an application – including a short video – showing strong academic credentials. Applicants must have fewer than two years of professional experience.

King Salman launched the massive entertainment resort in April last year.  Built on a 334sqkm site, Qiddiya will include a Six Flags theme park, water parks, motor sports, cultural events, and vacation homes. It hopes to attract 1.5 million visitors annually when the first phase opens in 2022, and is expected to be the world’s largest entertainment city by 2030.

The cost of the infrastructure alone is reported to reach up to SAR30bn ($8bn), according to local media reports,

Read: Saudi launches multi-billion dollar entertainment resort

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