• United States of America
    • New York
    • 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
Jan 01, 2023
Dec 23, 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

4.92 Rating
based on 65 reviews
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  • 4 rating 7.69%
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  • Growth 4.9
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.7
  • Housing 4.5
  • Safety 4.9
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great for connections and gaining industry relevant experience

Artbound Initiative is ideal for anyone who is looking to expand their resume or gain industry relevant experience, especially if you don't have anything prior to doing Artbound. Also, if one of their locations is somewhere you'd be interested in exploring for a little or living in, I would strongly recommend it. During my internship, I met many different creative people form all over the world, which is hard to do without anywhere else. I felt like the program definitely gave me a leg up and gave me the confidence I need to be a successful designer!

  • great connections
  • felt very supported
  • hard to work another job during internship
  • long hours
6 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Internship Program!

Artbound helped me grow exponentially in both my knowledge and comfortability in the industry. They opened doors for me in incredible ways and have given me amazing opportunities moving forward in my career. I always felt like I had support and if I was ever lost someone was there to guide me! I am now moving forward into my career feeling more confident than ever, and the internship I landed through this program has the potential of becoming a full-time job! Couldn’t thank this program enough!!

  • Experience
  • Knowledge
  • Growth
13 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

ABI - Internship NY

I stumbled upon the ArtBound Initiative program while looking for an American internship opportunity in the field of marketing and branding. With the help of ABI I was able to reach that goal and work for an advertising agency in New York during 6 months.

I recommend the ABI program to anyone who has the same ambition and would like to have access to a network of creatives. ABI guarantees an internship and their team helps you in every step of the process, from creating an original and professional résumé to the visa application and housing accommodation. The ABI coordinators are very competent and check up on you once in a while to see how the internship is going.

You need to be aware that the program is expensive and that most proposed internships are unpaid. This is one negative aspect of the program and should be different for future participants. At the same time, the ArtBound Initiative program made it possible for me to enter the world of advertising and start learning all the basics in the capital of this industry.

Thanks to ABI I further developed my professional skills and work experience while also getting to meet other participants and work together with great colleagues.

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

The Big Apple

I am so thankful I found Artbound! I found it through social media and just took a leap of faith. It was everything it said it was and more. I was placed in NYC with an amazing internship that helped me grow in my skills. I had an amazing group of friends by the end of my 3 months there and I wouldn’t trade this experience for the world. Artbound was there every step of the way to help me get the most from this opportunity. If you’re worried about Artbound initiative because you haven’t heard much about them, don’t be. Artbound truly is amazing!

  • Gaining hands on experience
  • Meeting other interns/people from all over the world
  • Moving to a new city
  • Can be expensive if you don’t budget well
13 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


My experience with ArtBound Initiative was excellent! I loved how involved the program was in my professional development and progress, and I really saw an improvement in my confidence and abilities to enter the professional world. I was able to refine my online brand and learn how to align my skills and talents to a potential career path, and was able to feel prepared and comfortable during an interview. It's obvious how much the ArtBound team is invested in everyone going through the program. and I felt supported every step of the way.

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

Artbound Initiative

I was unsure of this program as I hadn't heard anything about it from friends or from my school, but after having a great experience I would 100% recommend it! The artbound team helped improve my resume and portfolio, as well as offered assistance at every step. They placed me in a great internship and had many backups just in-case my top choices didn't work out. You are able to make a bunch of great connections through the program and get first hand industry experience right from the start. Definitely worth doing!

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

My ArtBound Initiative Experience

The program was incredibly helpful in creating a profile to apply for internships and jobs, connect me to different companies and find a great summer internship for me! Everyone in the program was really helpful and supportive at each step of the process and the Coaching Platform was extremely organized and detailed. My internship helped me grow as a designer and learn from really talented professionals in the industry. The program staff stayed in contact before, during and after the internship to ensure that I had a great learning experience throughout and in case I need any help or guidance from them!

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

Nothing but great things to say!

My Artbound experience was fabulous! From the first day, I was treated like an adult and was really heard and taken seriously by the program coordinators.

The coaching was very beneficial, and I had access to great resources in the curriculum (like resume coaching, career path sessions, soft skills development, etc.). It could get a little intense at moments along with school and work but it was overall super manageable yet beneficial!

The program coordinators were always super willing to help, very responsive, and would even set up video calls for anything I wanted to ask. They also knew about the office culture and people at my host company, which enabled them to give really good advice when I asked questions.

I feel so confident in my career path now, and confident in myself, my skills, and my experience as well. I don't think finding this good of an internship would be possible without Artbound Initiative. I had a great experience, grew and gained new skills, and now have a great network. A perfect launchpad for starting a career in advertising!

  • great internships
  • amazing coaching and support by the team
  • actual network that lasts
  • coaching can get a bit busy in the initial stages, but is totally worth it in the end and generally manageable
12 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...