• United States of America
    • New York
    • Chicago
    • Los Angeles
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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
Sep 18, 2023
May 19, 2024
102 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

The ArtBound Initiative (ABI) program connects students and recent graduates with key players in the New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles creative industries. 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, film production companies, creative studios, and more.

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Program Highlights

  • Intern in New York/Chicago/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/Chicago/Los Angeles: We will send you the best events, venues and Instagram accounts to follow.

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Program Reviews

4.89 Rating
based on 73 reviews
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  • Growth 4.9
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.7
  • Housing 4.45
  • Safety 4.85
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Yes, I recommend this program

My Experience with Artbound Initiative program

Artbound Initiative helped me through the before and after process for my internship. Helping me to be a suitable candidate to work as an Intern in the Fashion Industry in New York City, accompanied during my internship abroad and with their monthly cultural activities which was fun to do. I lived in NYC for 4 months as a Fashion Styling Intern for Photobook Magazine. I supported the stylist at many photoshoots, doing pick ups and returns. I also wrote some articles for the digital magazine. I would recommend Artbound Initiative program.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Have fun, learn as much as you can and make every moment count.
  • School credits
  • Working opportunities
  • Support
  • Expenses
4 people found this review helpful.
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Dream location. Dream internship.

I lived in NYC for 3 months through Art Bound Initiative as an Editorial & Stylist Intern for Photobook Magazine. Living in New York is an experience like no other. Every day at work, I felt inspired, and the internship has shaped the direction in which I want to steer my career. I supported the stylist at many photoshoots, as well picking up and dropping off the clothes. I also wrote articles for the digital magazine, and it was great seeing my work published. It was inspiring to see so many people working in the creative industries, and to see how seriously it is taken in New York and to meet passionate creatives with flourishing careers.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
The most fun and surprising part of this internship was supporting the stylist on the set for Vanessa Williams’ music video.
  • Inspiring internship
  • Accomplishment of fulfilling a lifelong aspiration
  • Developed independence
16 people found this review helpful.
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Senthil Kumaran
Yes, I recommend this program

Life-Changing Experience For The Books

ArtBound Initiative's summer internship programme has quite possibly altered the trajectory of my entire life, all in a span of 4 months. From the beginning, staff were receptive to my needs and goals for the programme. The coaching process was incredibly empowering, and helped me find my voice which is not easy for people from underrepresented groups in the creative world. The resume and career mentoring sessions allowed me to fine tune the image that I portray to future employers to ensure that I am representing myself authentically and genuinely. The programme advisors were always available to assist with issues that arose and knocked some sense into me when the inevitable imposter syndrome set in. Throughout the whole experience, I felt safe and respected and my growth was the ultimate priority - and grow I did. This programme is thoroughly planned, meticulously executed, and overall an unmissable opportunity for anyone who wants to break into the art world.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Seize every moment as it comes. This experience is painfully short so every second is a gift, and should be cherished. Push yourself but of course, make sure to balance it with appropriate rest. That being said, if you are on the fence about doing something new like meeting people, attending events, and having new experiences, always err on the side of doing it. There aren't many times in our lives when we are free to reinvent ourselves completed, so don't take it for granted.
  • Work Opportunities
  • Support
  • Locations
  • Housing cost
29 people found this review helpful.
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summer '23

The ABI program was instrumental in boosting my confidence and providing valuable insights during my internship. My dedicated counselor offered unwavering support, guiding me through the intricacies of the internship experience. Moreover, the program's well-structured curriculum proved indispensable, giving me a clear direction and equipping me with the necessary tools to excel in my role. Overall, ABI was the catalyst that transformed my internship into a remarkable learning journey, enhancing both my personal and professional growth.

  • chance to network
  • gain support and knowledge in your respective field
  • flexible depending on your situation
  • expenses
27 people found this review helpful.
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My journey at New York with ABI

Being part of ABI helped me to excel my skills in the entertainment industry, all my knowledge gained in college and coaching sessions that ABI gave me helped me to feel more confident during my internship. ABI program is sucha great opportunity to begin your path as creatives. The coordinators are very supportive and are always happy helped.

My coordinator, Jason, has been such a great help for me. I feel more confident now and excited to gain more experience. This experience will be a 10/10 for me.

  • Moving abroad helps you to open more your mind.
  • Getting out of your comfort zone helps your creative mind feel more active.
  • Meeting new people is always fun.
  • Being separated from your family so long is hard.
  • The begin is always difficult, but you'll never know if you don't try it.
  • Being alone in a big city makes you feel lonely sometimes
31 people found this review helpful.
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An incredible Experience

Interning in New York City has always been a dream for me and turned out to be something I will never forget. I met some incredible people and learnt so much about myself and what I want out of a career. Having the support of the ABI network was what really made this experience stand out as I was able to meet people from all over the world who I could explore the city and complete my internship journey with. This program really helped me to explore the industry and see what I was capable of, particularly as someone who often suffers from imposter syndrome.

  • Friendships Made
  • The endless experiences in the city
  • Career development
  • Expensive
  • Work wasn't always as exciting as it could be
  • Required a lot of effort to network in the beginning
35 people found this review helpful.
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Los Angeles marketing internship

for my international internship, I always wanted to work in LA. I applied for multiple internships myself but never got invited. this was until I came across ABI. ABI not only guarantees an internship in your preferred country/city, but they also help with everything beforehand. from resume building to personal meetings on how to act for your meeting. The costs are a bit steep but for the experience, it is 100% worth it. my time in LA was nothing short of amazing and a life experience. def reccoment

  • Amazing experiences
  • valuable knowledge learned
  • very expensive!!!
62 people found this review helpful.
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Incredible Internship Opportunity

Applying for the ArtBound Initiative program was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The coaching, on-boarding and constant support from the ABI team was truly invaluable and has helped me so much in establishing my brand as a creative.
The company i interned for in New York was amazing and I had the best experience. I had the opportunity to work with and meet so many amazing people, and create industry connections that I will have throughout my career.

This program is 100% worth it and I think anyone who is thinking about applying absolutely should! The ArtBound Initiative team is supportive and reliable, and are there to help you with anything you need to succeed during your time.

  • Amazing coaching experience and support from ABI
  • Constant industry and fashion related events to attend
  • Career growth and real industry connections
  • New York is super expensive so budgeting is important!
53 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...