ArtBound Initiative

Program Reviews

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Mercedes
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.
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Sam
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Max
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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The ArtBound Initiative has been with me through all my questions, problems and has helped me problem solve and connect with amazing creatives. They helped me build a demo reel and update my portfolio along with priceless soft skills. The people have helped me gain professional confidence and were also super supportive.
Being able to say I've interned with a creative agency across the world has opened the door to so many opportunities. I've done real projects and gotten a lot done even as a remote intern. Hopefully will be in person in the Summer!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Ask more about the culture! I interned with a company in Australia and have never been there I learned so many interesting things.
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Oscar
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

ArtBound Initiative Berlin Program

ArtBound Initiative was the best experience I've ever had. They made the process seamless and prepared me for multiple aspects of the art industry, allowing for the most growth possible in the amount of time we shared. Connections are important in this industry and even though you'll be making plenty during your internship, you gain a network with ArtBound alone. Being able to talk with anyone who has participated in the program and staying connected with news and events, it feels more like a supportive and like-minded community than anything else.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, and don't take a moment for granted. It's over before you know it!
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Shaina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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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
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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
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Annie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!
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Pierre
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship Review

As a student getting my master's degree, it was helpful to see the world inside the experiential design field. I am interested in entering this industry when I graduate from Parsons in May of 2022- and this internship taught me and helped me excel in my understanding of designing for events. From inspiration, research, prototyping, rendering, manufacturing process, blueprints, etc. Mark Stephen Agency made me more confident in the design process- I feel that I can be successful in the design field.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
For anyone that will be doing an internship with Artbound, I HIGHLY recommend that you do it during a time when you are not a student. Whether you are on a break, taking a semester off, or post-graduation- companies want all of your efforts & attention, and it may be challenging to balance that with your studies.
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Sara
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Creative Internship in Berlin!

I'm really grateful because taking part in ABI gave me the nudge I'd always needed to finally move abroad and start my life in a new country. I will always cherish the program for that. Laura is a real powerhouse and any conversation with her feels deeply empowering. Ginda is also very responsive, supportive and overall helpful.

I never felt alone, I do still sense the presence of the ABI network around me and I will never stop thanking all the members of the staff for their outstanding patience and support.

My internship was very intense! I had the opportunity to meet and work with a wide range of artists as well as the honour to hear their insights on their work, I helped set up and promote different exhibitions, took part in studio visits and even had a pretty fun work trip to Ansbach.

You have to put in the work if you want to have an unforgettable, long lasting experience. What's certain is ABI really gives you all the tools and feedback you need to succeed.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don't take for granted the many opportunities this program offers you, cherish and make the most out of them