• Australia
    • Sydney
    • Melbourne
Advertising Architecture Art History Arts Design Fashion Design Film Journalism Marketing Media Relations

Program Details

Academic Year Fall Spring Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
The program fee includes:

1. Internship Placement: an internship tailored to your career goals.
2. Personalized Coaching: career development workshop, revising your resume and portfolio.
3. Travel Support: We take care of your visa, insurance and housing. We also offer on-site support.
4. The Network: Join an international community. Attend our curated events and meet participants, alumni and creative professionals.
What's Included
Activities Travel Insurance Visa
What's Included (Extra)

Housing arrangements

What's Not Included
Accommodation Airfare Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Jan 01, 2023
Jul 27, 2022
12 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

The ArtBound Initiative (ABI) program connects students and recent graduates with key players in the Melbourne and Sydney creative industry. ABI will help you secure your perfect internship and coordinate all travel logistics (including housing, internship visa, insurance, and more).

Internship destinations available in Australia:
- Melbourne
- Sydney

What types of internships do we offer?

We offer internships in Graphic Design, Marketing, Communications, Social Media, PR, Illustration, Cultural Management, Fashion Design, Film and TV Production, Editorial, Journalism, VFX, Video Editing, Screenwriting, Architecture, Interior Design, and more in both Melbourne and Sydney.

Who will you work with?

Creative and advertising agencies, design studios, architecture firm, Film production companies, creative studios, art galleries, artist studios, fashion designers and more.

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Program Highlights

  • Intern in Melbourne and Sydney and get matched with the best company based on your career goals.
  • Join an international community of creative professionals
  • Become an insider in Melbourne and Sydney: We will send you the best events, venues and Instagram accounts to follow.

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Program Reviews

4.84 Rating
based on 31 reviews
  • 5 rating 83.87%
  • 4 rating 16.13%
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  • Growth 4.8
  • Support 4.85
  • Fun 4.7
  • Housing 4.7
  • Safety 4.8
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Mei Li
Yes, I recommend this program

Great opportunity to advance your creative career

I had a great experience at my internship through ArtBound Initiative. ABI gave me useful resources and advice to help me prepare for my internship. I found the coaching sessions especially helpful as I got to talk with professionals to finesse my resume and online portfolio. The online coaching module was also great with a detailed yet easy-to-approach structure. My ABI supervisors (Laura, Zulfa and Ginda) were very nice and helpful and made the experience smooth. I also landed a job with my host company after my internship ended! Overall, ABI has been a super helpful experience in kick-starting my career in the creative industry.

  • Great coaching sessions with professionals in the industry
  • Online coaching module helps you prepare for your internship (and is still available to you after finishing your internship)
  • Super nice and helpful supervisors
18 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Thank god for this program!

ArtBound Initiative gave me the confidence I needed in order to take the first step toward my professional career. The internship placement has taught me a lot about how critical soft skills can be and how far they can go in enriching one's work-life experience. I have learned how to take initiative in my work and keep clear and constant communication with my colleagues. This internship has also helped me understand the design process and different expectations of deliverables for projects. I would recommend this program to everyone and anyone who needs confidence in their career progression in the creative industry!

  • Career Experience, foot in the door
  • amazing support team
  • Confidence
  • internships can be unpaid depending on the company
23 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing support and phenomenal program!

ArtBound Initiative has helped me most with the constant support and confidence in my capabilities to flourish in my career. Before ABI, I was quite insecure about how my future in my career will look. I found the supervisors' and coaches' (namely Laura, Zulfa and Ginda's) wholehearted support and how they communicate their support to be the most helpful thing through it all. They constantly guided me in finding the perfect internship for the next step of my career and I couldn't be more grateful.

  • Support
  • How professional and helpful each coach was
  • The push to motivate you to constantly move forward
  • Time-sensitive with deadlines (but is helpful to continue growing if you find it hard to motivate yourself)
26 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Such a rewarding experience!

The whole experience was very rewarding, from the ABI coaching to the actual internships. It was really helpful to have the online coaching as well as being able to speak to industry professionals to give insights and help you set your goals. The Art Bound Initiative team was very supportive and encouraging at every step of the way. I ended up being able to intern with two different Sydney based companies during my time - Wasamedia and Ginger & Smart. Not only did I learn a lot of new skills, I also got hired as a full time junior graphic designer at the end of my internship.

  • You get valuable coaching and access to industry professionals
  • Access to amazing placements and opportunities
  • You gain valuable professional and personal skills
  • Can be expensive with living expenses
23 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Digital Marketing Internship Through Artbound Initiative

my internship experience through Artbound Initiative couldn't have been more perfect! The Artbound team were very helpful from the start, even before I decided to sign up with them. They answered all my questions and were quick to respond despite being contacted outside office hours (due to the time difference). They matched me with international interview and resume coaches and shaped me to become a better candidate, in the end I got a job out of my internship program thanks to their help. (internship was done at Pitch Agency in Melbourne, Australia)

  • make new connections with people in similar backgrounds
  • solid opportunities to get a internship in your desired career path
  • gets your foot in the door in working at the company that you're looking for
  • a bit pricey, but worth it
  • not guarantee that the company will offer you a job at the end of your internship
  • there's no telling which company will accept your application
25 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great program

This experience was great in helping me take my first step into the industry and get some hands-on experience working on professional projects while building up my portfolio. Everyone at the company was super nice and welcoming and it was a great work environment. I was able to use my skills in storyboarding, animating, and illustrating and contribute to a variety of projects ranging from creating animations for social media to TV commercials, for a range of clients including local restaurants and international companies.

24 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience with ABI

I had a placement in a small production business which allows experiencing every step of the production process, I think for a media industry beginner I'm very grateful to have such valuable mentorship.
ABI as the mentoring agency is also very responsible, their service includes building my portfolio and resume and interview preparation will definitely help with any of my future internships.
And I really looking forward to joining in any other activities and having more collaboration with them.

32 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

ArtBound Initiative

This was an amazing experience that taught me extra skills in my field of writing. I had the chance to research several topics and get better at developing soft skills such as time management and communication. My research skills have improved greatly as well. As a content writing intern, i had the amazing opportunity to experience what the industry is like so now i feel well equipped to enter the professional field as i now know what to expect and i have got the required skills under my belt. The entire ArtBound team including Laura, Zulfa and Ginda has been so helpful throughout the process. I had the most fruitful 5 months doing my internship with Blank Theory.

  • One on one communication with my supervisor
  • The ability to explore more writing techniques
  • The experience of working for a professional company
  • Did not have in person experiences due to covid
30 people found this review helpful.

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