• United States of America
    • New York
    • Los Angeles
Advertising Architecture Art History Arts Communications Design Fashion Design Film Journalism Marketing Media Relations Music Performing Arts Photography +4

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
Apr 22, 2022
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About Program

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

What types of internships do we offer?

Studio Art (for painters, photographers, ceramists, printmakers, sculptors), Arts Administration, Communications, Marketing, Social Media, Graphic Design, Producing, Exhibitions and Curation, Public Relations, Special Events, Public Programs, Education, Development, and more.

Who will you work with?

Artists, arts foundations, performing arts organizations, galleries, advertising agencies, design studios, architecture firm, Film production companies, creative studios, and more.

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Program Highlights

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

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Program Reviews

9.55 Rating
based on 49 reviews
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  • Growth 9.6
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9.1
  • Housing 8.5
  • Safety 9.5
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New York Program with ABI

I applied to ArtBound in 2019 and it has turned out to be the best decision I have ever made. I would say ABI helped me the most with making my dreams a reality. I got a valuable lesson about self-presentation in the creative industry and I have made connections all over the world!
I interned for a creative marketing agency that works with high-end companies such as Hublot, Shiseido, Ivy Park, and Tory Burch. My main tasks were to come up with campaign concepts and rebranding. The projects varied every week, which kept the internship exciting.

  • lots of events like concerts, fashion shows, exhibitions etc.
  • international students interning for with the programme
  • great professional experience for the resume
  • expensive cost living in New York City
3 people found this review helpful.
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Internship in New York Through Artbound Initiative

Artbound Initiative helped me get an internship with Seliger Studio, world-renowned photographer Mark Seliger’s photo studio in New York City. I can already tell that I will look back on this internship as the break-through start of my career. I’ve learned more in the past five months than I did during almost the entirety of my film degree, I’ve made remarkable connections, and I’ve gotten the opportunity to get an up-close look at what my dream career would look like on a day-to-day basis.

I was originally placed as a production intern, during which I assisted Mark’s executive producer with call sheets, scheduling, billing, researching/presenting creative concepts, and other production logistics. I also got to work as a production assistant on set during photoshoots, which was a great opportunity to observe and learn from Mark’s process! After 4 months as a production intern, I was given the opportunity to switch to a photo
Internship, which is the position I currently hold. As an aspiring photographer and
creative director, I’ve been thrilled with the opportunity to work more closely with Mark in
the photo and creative process. On a day-to-day basis, I work directly under Mark’s first assistant in creating lighting plans for shoots, organizing creative treatments, testing equipment, assisting Mark on set, and much more.

Without Artbound Initiative, I would have had no idea that internships with Seliger Studio even existed. Artbound has put me in touch with all of the right people, truly kickstarting the beginning of my career and allowing me to move to New York. I’ve so appreciated the caring, personal support they have provided me throughout this whole process, encouraging me to reach for opportunities that I would have never thought possible for myself. The confidence I have gained in my own abilities, as well as my career, in the past year is in large part due to the coaching, support, and opportunities provided by Artbound– for that, I couldn’t be more grateful!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I was pretty terrified walking into the studio on my first day-- I knew that the studio would be a high-stress, high-pressure environment, and I still couldn't comprehend that I had gotten an internship with one of the most successful and admired photographers alive. However, the coaching and preparation that Artbound provided helped me through the stressful moments of learning the ropes in my first few weeks, and before I knew it I was loving every moment of learning in such a fast-paced creative environment.
6 people found this review helpful.
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Working Two Internships In New York City as a Young Creative

I found Artbound Initiative after a year of unsatisfying college and was in a process of reevaluating. They connected me with companies and experiences that higher education couldn't and helped me to find a foothold and gain experience in an extremely tough and competitive industry. I would recommend this program for those looking to either relocate to a major city with strong artistic roots or those living there already needing to find a foot in the door. However, if the locations and cities don't interest you I would recommend finding a way in elsewhere. This is absolutely not a bad reflection of ABI only a reflection of the creative industry and that the connections you build in one place may stay in one place even after you leave. Overall it was a great and reflective experience for me, I'm glad I did it.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I made connections through my internship at Relix and began working at The Capitol Theatre as a gimbal and camera operator where I would be running across stage live streaming the show. The first time I walked up from the backstage and looked out at the huge crowd my mind went blank. I had always been behind the camera and this was the reason why, I have a lot of stress about being in front of that many people. Although we had a lengthy amount of time before the show started I felt like it was 60 seconds and then all of a sudden I had a camera strapped to me, a headset on my ears, and was running across the stage pointing a camera at members of the Grateful Dead with a sold out crowd below me. It was about 5 minutes into the show when my director was complimenting my use of angles that I began to overcome my fear. I realized that really not many people were looking at me and that it truly was just me, and the camera on stage.
7 people found this review helpful.
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A great program, a great experience!

A brilliant and advantageous program that will give your career a jump start! You truly can get so much out of the ArtBound program in both your career and self growth. The program provides you with amazing opportunities that are otherwise extremely challenging to secure, or even be considered for, and sets each participant up with a great network of support and friendship. I interned in New York City and am now looking to extend my stay with full time employment and many connections that ArtBound helped to establish.

7 people found this review helpful.
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Connections and Support

When I started with ABI I did not expect half as much as what was given to me during the program. I landed an internship with a top creative agency through them and throughout this, the ABI team were so patient and supportive in all facets of the process. I truly believe that this program is 100% worth it because they really care about the well-being of all of the participants as well as trying to ensure that your experience is one for the books. Their accommodation and attentiveness to me personally was unmatched. I got the experience of a lifetime at the agency I worked for gaining skills and networking with some pretty incredible and talented people in the industry and that’s only a small piece of what ABI offers.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Go in with an open and curious mind. There is so much to learn and explore and your going to meet some pretty cool people along the way.
8 people found this review helpful.
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Confidence + Connections

I did a marketing internship in Fall 2021 where I found a great environment to learn how the marketing world works. In 4 months, I learned how to pitch a winning deck to clients, what 'creative strategy' really consists of, what things I need to learn to reach my dream position, and many more. I was able to develop the confidence needed to succeed in NY as well. One piece of advice for interns is that ABI can't do it all, be assertive and take initiative to get the most out of your experience.

9 people found this review helpful.
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Artbound Initiative - New York

This experience taught me a lot about the creative industry in New York and helped me prepare for my career as a designer. I gained a lot of skills and made some great connections with fellow participants in different fields within the industry. In addition, I was able to build my resume and get another job at the end of this first internship with a leading creative agency in New York. The ABI team provided constant support and encouragement throughout the whole experience and made it very enjoyable.

7 people found this review helpful.
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Music Internship - London

ArtBound Initiative secured an internship for me, in my field, in a foreign country during a pandemic – that alone speaks volumes to their care for each of their program participants and the dedication to the experience they offer. I loved having a program coordinator on the ground in London so I at least new one person when I made my move. The communication with the entire ArtBound team is consistent and reliable, I always had someone to reach out to with any questions. The support of this team is incredible and they gave me every tool to succeed in my placement!

What was your funniest moment?
I loved participating in the Indie Label Market with my team! We set up a booth with the other labels and sold our merchandise to our fans as well as socialized with the other companies. It was so fun to have some face to face interaction with our fans and a great way to be a part of the local music scene!
11 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Hi Jana-Aimée, Yes, we do offer internships in design. We can find you an internship that fits your career goals, at a great company, in the specialization of your choice. We'd be happy to advise you on the best design internships that are available for you - feel free to contact us at info@artboundinitiative.com or you can visit our website (https://www.artboundinitiative.com/) and fill out our...