• 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 Not Included
Accommodation Airfare
Dec 26, 2021
Dec 19, 2021
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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

9.36 Rating
based on 22 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 81.82%
  • 7-8 rating 18.18%
  • 5-6 rating 0%
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  • Growth 9.3
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9
  • Housing 8.7
  • Safety 9.3
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Maria Anthonette
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
3 people found this review helpful.
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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
4 people found this review helpful.
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Artbound Internship

Artbound gave me such an incredible opportunity to grow and branch out within Sydney, their training and meetings to develop and better my resumes and portfolios are invaluable for me and the future. Without the help and guidance of ABI, I would never have been able to have this amazing opportunity and I would have never met such amazing, like minded people who share the same drive and creative passions as me. I have grown not only my social network but my industry network. I would recommend ArtBound_Initiative.

5 people found this review helpful.
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My internship placements with ArtBound Initiative

ArtBound Initiative is a great support network to be apart of, they have helped me clarify the career paths best suited for me to enter and how to put it into action. They are really communicative regarding the placement process, informing any opportunities suited to me. As a media arts production student, my first internship placement at Inck Merchandise was not exactly what I had originally set on (due to COVID-19), but it was still a worthwhile experience, allowing me to start video editing in a professional setting for the company's marketing activities and branching out of my retail experience. I am still in contact with them from periodically for any video marketing freelance work they may need, as their main focus in operations are in branded merchandising. After production companies were starting to get busy again and recover from the pandemic effects, ArtBound was able to put me through to Found At Sea, a video production company that is more up my alley. In my time at Found At Sea, I was able to help out with putting together client treatments, creative development, coordinating pre-production (casting, sourcing wardrobe, call sheets, etc.) and being on set. I always look forward to going into the office! I understand that those interested in the ArtBound Initiative may feel iffy about program costs, which is a valid concern - though in my experience, the people (particularly Laura and Ginda) have made it very worthwhile for someone who wasn't even sure if they could even take a step into the industry :) Thank you ABI!

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

Best decision made!

ABI had put in so much to help guide me onto the right path! They make sure we are always prepared - resume, portfolio & even practicing interview questions before my actual appointment. ABI ensures I am well prepared and confident!

Due to COVID, I wasn’t able to travel to Berlin, Germany for my internship, which had affected me emotionally. But Laura have been encouraging me that there will be another opportunity for me and Melbourne would be a better option. She said “things happened for a reason”.

With that said, I took her advise and came to Melbourne! Turns out, this is the best internship experience I’ve gotten, best times of my life!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I was so nervous when I had volunteered to do a Lunch & Learn with the team (only started in the agency for just a week). I have decided to share my knowledge in Advertising with the team. The team were so supportive and encouraging, I managed to calm myself down from the anxiety and did the presentation flawlessly!
3 people found this review helpful.
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Professional Growth and Incredible Experiences with Artbound Initiative

Building a career within the creative industries had always seemed completely daunting, but Artbound Initiative gave me the tools, knowledge, and experience to launch into my professional journey. They connected me with multiple leaders in the industry and helped me to land an internship in Melbourne, which felt impossible as a graduate living in Perth. Melbourne really feels like an epicentre for the arts and the perfect place for me to start my writing career. Although my internship with ABI is complete, their ongoing guidance and ever-expanding network makes me excited for the places they'll take me in the future.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Moving to a new city by myself and living with strangers was fairly nerve-racking, but super rewarding!
5 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

My Internship in Melbourne

I did my internship in Melbourne, I was placed in an Architectural company called EcoSphere and I got to work alongside the Principal Architect for the span of three months.

The Art Bound Initiative team, helped me throughout each and every process.

Laura took me through various coaching sessions that provided me with an insight into what I wanted for myself in the future, and also how I can work my way up to achieving my goals.

She helped me build my social presense, by giving me advice on having my own website, instagram page to show off my work as well as helping me with my resume and portfolio.

For me, travel, or living facilities didn't apply as I live in Melbourne, and I mostly worked from home because that's how the firm I worked at got their work done.
However i did build new networks, and new friends through the ABI Melbourne crew, as we would meet up and go to places around Melbourne giving us a chance to get to know other participants.
I also made friends with other people that also interned with the same company as me, and they gave me advice on how everything in the company worked, as they have more experience and we were able to support each other through it.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
When I had to stand up for myself in front of the Principal Architect, that had to be the most nerve racking moment of the whole experience.
5 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Art Bound Initiative Internship

My internship experience was really positive. I learned a lot by being in a professional environment and really treasure the relationship I got to form with my now mentor who helped me with my projects even after the internship had finished. I learned new professional skills such as building an Electronic Press Kit (aka. EPK), writing a call sheet for a shooting, developing a pitch for a movie project and much more. Due to the covid situation there were some limitations in activities we could do but overall it has been a very nourishing experience.

What was your funniest moment?
Being on set, organising set, doing research and getting professional advice on my project!
3 people found this review helpful.

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