• Australia
    • Sydney
    • Melbourne
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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
Mar 20, 2023
Mar 17, 2024
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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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  • Growth 4.8
  • Support 4.8
  • Fun 4.65
  • Housing 4.65
  • Safety 4.8
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Yes, I recommend this program

My Internship Experience In Melbourne

Buckle up and get ready for a whirlwind ride through my graphic design internship at Pitch Agency, nestled in the vibrant heart of Melbourne. From Monday to Wednesday, I stepped into a world where pixels met passion, under the seasoned guidance of the agency's creative wizards.

Each day dawned with a burst of creative energy as I delved into tasks tailored to fuel my graphic design prowess. From crafting eye-catching visuals to fine-tuning brand identities, every project was a canvas waiting to be transformed into a masterpiece. Collaborating with seasoned professionals not only honed my skills but also expanded my design horizons, leaving me with a toolkit brimming with fresh techniques and innovative approaches.

But wait, the adventure didn't end within the confines of Pitch Agency's studio walls. The remaining days of the week were a delightful symphony of exploration and discovery as I embarked on a journey to uncover the hidden gems of Melbourne. From the iconic laneways adorned with vibrant street art to the lush greenery of the Royal Botanic Gardens, each corner of this eclectic city whispered tales of creativity and inspiration.

As I navigated through Melbourne's maze of culture and charm, I found myself soaking in not just its sights but also its spirit. Every alleyway, every café, and every encounter fueled my imagination, infusing my design work with a newfound depth and richness.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
It's simple really, just do it, out yourself out there and be confident. In the beginning I was a bit nervous but over the days I overcame it by being more open and talking to people. The people in Melbourne are really friendly and helpful.
  • Transportation
  • Internship Experience
  • Very good food
  • Cost of living
  • Making your own food
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3 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Fun experience - I learnt a lot!

This program is truly beneficial if you lack relevant experience in the creative industry that you want to work for! Although the program fee is more on the pricey side, it can be a good investment to get your foot in the door. You also get exclusive access to the ABI network which can be useful for future-job seeking.
The ABI team was lovely and helped me land an internship that opened many other doors for me. I’d highly recommend for students who are looking to gain work experience in a different country :)

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don’t leave accomodation to the last minute, especially if you’re doing the program in Australia! The housing crisis is real :0
  • Work experience with great companies
  • Learning about new cultures
  • Helpful team that will support you throughout
  • Fee and cost of living
  • Internships have a high chance of being unpaid
  • No guarantee of full time offer after internship
7 people found this review helpful.
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An Unforgettable Journey

As an undergraduate, the ArtBound Initiative served as a bridge between theory and practice. It offered an authentic glimpse into the professional world, where classroom concepts are applied in real-time scenarios. For prospective participants, I recommend embracing the unfamiliar. Stepping out of comfort zones facilitates growth and learning. Even if we fall, we are falling forward. Patience and resilience are key as challenges will pave the way for rewarding experiences. We will never know what happens next in our journey. Engaging with the culture and people we meet will enrich the journey, fostering a broader perspective. Embracing change and seizing every learning opportunity will help us become better people.

  • Building your resume
  • Improving practical skills in a real-time scenario
  • Getting to know more about the creative industry
32 people found this review helpful.
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The beginning of a new chapter...

During my three-month internship at Picos, arranged through the ArtBound Initiative, I had an amazing time. Thanks to ArtBound Initiative, I gained valuable digital marketing experience while exploring a new city.

During my internship, I gained a deep understanding of the digital marketing industry and applied my skills in a professional environment. One of the best parts of my experience was the mentorship I received from my colleagues. They were knowledgeable and supportive, providing guidance and feedback throughout my time at the agency. They challenged me to think critically and creatively, which helped me develop my skills and knowledge in the field.

Working on real-world projects gave me hands-on experience in the industry, and I was able to make meaningful contributions to the agency and I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with such a talented and supportive team.

Overall, my internship at Picos, arranged through the ArtBound Initiative, was a valuable learning experience that allowed me to gain practical skills and knowledge in the digital marketing industry.

  • Industry experience
  • Living and working away from home in a new city
  • Creating networks that will provide future opportunities
  • Time commitments were sometimes difficult to manage
  • Lack of meet ups with other ArtBound Initiative students
50 people found this review helpful.
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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
70 people found this review helpful.
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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
80 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)
80 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
86 people found this review helpful.

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