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

Program Details

Timeframe
Academic Year Fall Spring Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Apartment
Age Min.
18

Pricing

Starting Price
2950
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 Not Included
Accommodation Airfare
Dec 26, 2021
Jun 21, 2022
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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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Program Reviews

9.39 Rating
based on 28 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 85.71%
  • 7-8 rating 14.29%
  • 5-6 rating 0%
  • 3-4 rating 0%
  • 1-2 rating 0%
  • Growth 9.4
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9.1
  • Housing 8.9
  • Safety 9.4
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Olivia
9/10
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.

Pros
  • You get valuable coaching and access to industry professionals
  • Access to amazing placements and opportunities
  • You gain valuable professional and personal skills
Cons
  • Can be expensive with living expenses
1 person found this review helpful.
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matthew
10/10
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)

Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
1 person found this review helpful.
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Caroline
9/10
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.

1 person found this review helpful.
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Laura
9/10
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.

2 people found this review helpful.
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Shradha
10/10
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.

Pros
  • One on one communication with my supervisor
  • The ability to explore more writing techniques
  • The experience of working for a professional company
Cons
  • Did not have in person experiences due to covid
5 people found this review helpful.
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Andrew
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The perfect program

The ABI prepares you phenomenally for the internship that you do. The learning modules were short and were straight to the point and will provide you with perfect insights about your industry. It guarantees you an internship that won't be just grabbing coffee for the boss but one that is highly hands on. I chose to do my internship online and was made to feel completely comfortable with this choice. I highly recommend the ABI to any student looking for professional development and hands on experience.

Pros
  • Provides industry insights
  • Gives you contacts in the industry your wanting to go in
  • Gives you an internship that gets you working real jobs
6 people found this review helpful.
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Maria Anthonette
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

ABI Internship Program 2021

It's good to be part of this program because it will put you in a world where everyone are creative in their own unique ways. Your network will expand, and you will find inspirational people who do their best to be the best. The list of companies are quite broad too, so you will have lots of choices. It is also helpful to know as many companies as possible so you can widen your list of potential working place in the future. The ABI Program is very hands-on, so they will make sure that the company you are working with are really giving you the right internship experience for your target career.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I'd love to try another city for another culture and experience another company
10 people found this review helpful.
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nick
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Review

It was a fantastic program. Although the overall tempestuous nature of the year with lockdown meant not all the features and amenities were available, this program was still one of the best things I’ve done. Everyone was lovely And super helpful. The team was great and was always willing and able to answer any questions and provide help about working in another city. Overall, this program is a must for all creative students. I met people here and learned skills I know with be invaluable for years to come and will further me in my career and personal life.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I was neck and neck in a general knowledge kahoot, but I stayed calm and won
12 people found this review helpful.

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