On September 30, 2018, the first professional internship at the Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio for the City of Venice and the Lagoon was completed, with the support of We are here Venice, which facilitated the framework agreement between the Order of Architects P.P.C. of Veneto and IUAV University of Venice.
During the training period, the trainee was given an opportunity to observe different aspects of the architecture profession, from carrying out executive drawings, to site inspection procedures and interaction with other professions both on-site as well as during public consultations in the offices.
This project enriches the human capital available in Venice for the preservation of cultural heritage by facilitating more specific training of future professionals who will operate in the unique context of Venetian urban fabric.
The value of this internship lies both in the actual work done by the intern which relieves the Superintendency as well as providing refreshment for the institution via new eyes and a young mind.
In May 2019, the agreement was renewed with all project partners and the Soprintendenza can continue the internship programme for a second year. Support is being provided by Comitato Italiano per la Salvaguardia di Venezia.