Art and Design

An art and design internship abroad will add unique skills and international flair to your portfolio. Through a wide variety of placement options, including galleries, studios, museums, theaters, and schools, you’ll have exposure to other artists, designers, and mediums from around the world. Example intern duties might include planning events, designing products, curating shows, installing art exhibits, creating event signage and promotions, performing, sewing, budgeting, using textiles, or supporting administration efforts.

Art and Design internships available in these countries

Intern in Barcelona

Below are a few sample Art and Design placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Graphic Design Intern at Energy Company

Have a passion for green energy initiatives and a growing background in graphic design? You can delve deeper into both while you live in Barcelona, a vibrant city going green. Past interns have assisted the technical department in producing 3D animations and/or cads of their recently created Biobox solutions.

Intern at Digital Layout Company

Learn more about the field of graphic design in a city steeped in creativity. You’ll work alongside professionals to tackle graphic design assignments using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and other software. As a member of the team, you’ll collaborate with other designers on new initiatives and current projects.

Art Intern at Boutique Photo Studio

Gain inspiration from colorful Barcelona while you hone your professional skills within the field of art and design. You’ll work in a boutique photo studio, where you’ll help with social media and video content creation, as well as customer outreach. At the same time, you’ll elevate your Spanish skills in a friendly city.

Intern in Brisbane

Below are a few sample Art and Design placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Graphic Design Intern in Brisbane

Hone your graphic design skills through an internship in Brisbane. Between its robust commerce and creative arts sectors, Brisbane is home to a variety of organizations with graphic design needs, including design studios, advertising and PR agencies, branding and marketing specialists, and publishers. You’ll likely find yourself placed within the creative or marketing team, collaborating with copywriters, photographers, illustrators, web developers, and marketing specialists, among others.

Arts Administration Intern in Brisbane

Intern in one of Australia’s organizations for the arts! Opportunities exist in the museum sector, art galleries, independent cinemas, orchestras, theaters, local and central government, and more. Depending on placement, interns will have the opportunity to develop and deliver events, collaborate with arts professionals, learn the day-to-day operations of an arts organization, raise awareness for community issues, or learn about marketing and fundraising in an arts environment.

Intern in Dublin

Below are a few sample Art and Design placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Operations Intern at Theater Company

Do you have a passion for producing theater? Learn what it takes to run a theater company in Dublin by assisting and shadowing the director and/or the production manager. You’ll work behind the scenes and help coordinate production elements for each show, and you’ll help with public relations and marketing.

Photo Archive Intern at Agency

In this internship, you’ll help the agency capture and maintain precious and historic images. You’ll assist in the archiving of the agency’s collections, and you’ll help with customer service, event planning, research, database management and updates, and other administrative duties.

Intern at Art Gallery

As an intern for a local art gallery, you’ll work primarily in sales, selling original works of art and prints to clients. You’ll also have the opportunity to work closely with the curator and meet local artists to learn about their work. Every day, you’ll be steeped in the art world, inspiring your own journey into this exciting industry.

Intern in Florence

Below are a few sample Art and Design placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Special Projects Intern at Interior Design Firm

Work with a renowned interior design firm as their special projects intern. You’ll work on solo projects such as drafting design layouts, as well as team based projects using AutoCAD layouts and rendering. There are some logistical job duties, as well as work with some clients, depending on your level of Italian.

Photographer Assistant at Visual Arts Gallery

Develop a trained eye in Florence, one of the most picturesque cities in Europe. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from seasoned professional photographers and work in photo labs. Your role will be multifaceted, including developing research and preparation for photo shoots, scouting diverse shooting locations, and assisting with photo assignments. You may also assist with image processing and printing, photo shoot logistics, handling photographic equipment, and archiving.

Assistant in Fine Art Gallery

Have you always dreamt of curating a show at a fine art gallery? Through this internship, you’ll collaborate with curators and gallery managers to help plan and produce an art exhibit. Interaction with local and international artists will be a fundamental aspect of your role, and your duties will range from logistical preparation, promotion and press documentation, and administrative tasks for the gallery management.

Intern in London

Below are a few sample Art and Design placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Artist Support Intern at Local Art Studio

In a city full of impressive art museums, you’ll go to work every day in a vibrant local art studio. Your work will be hands on as you assist your supervisor and help artists as they create their art—all of which are happy to teach while working. Previous fine art interns have found this position inspired their own work and process.

Artist Assistant at a Fine Arts Studio

At this local studio, your work will be very hands on; helping in the studio with your supervisor. Previous fine art interns have found this studio assistance position to be very inspiring to their own work as they are involved with the actual creative work alongside the artist who is happy to teach whilst working.

Intern in New Zealand

Below are a few sample Art and Design placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Radio Production Intern at Campus Radio Station

Do you have a passion for music? Always dreamt of having your own radio show? This internship is your chance to see behind-the-scenes of a bustling campus radio station. You’ll work at one of Wellington’s universities, helping with the radio station’s production and programming, collaborating on marketing campaigns for the station and events, and attending and assisting at live music events.

Photography Intern at Photography Studio and Gallery

Photography interns can boost their career experience with a hands-on opportunity in picturesque New Zealand. You’ll assist with the operations of a gallery and studio focused on commercial, portrait, and wedding assignments, and you’ll attend and help at photography shoots. This internship can be combined with another opportunity to take on photography assignments for Live NZ hosts looking for a skilled photographer.

Dance Intern at Creative Arts Center

Put your dance background and organization skills to work as an intern for a national dance organization. Your role includes researching participation levels and recreational dance, and creating links to international dance resources. You’ll write marketing copy for our in-house materials, and you’ll help to promote our annual Shakespeare festivals.

Intern in Rome

Below are a few sample Art and Design placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Photography Assistant Intern at Photography Collaborative

Work with a start up photography/tourism collaborative. You’ll work on many tasks, including taking photos for different marketing and ad campaigns for clients, assisting with major shoots, and editing photos. In addition, you’ll spend time working directly with customers, going on their tours, and photographing the favorite times of people in and around Rome. With Rome as your backdrop, and happy travelers all around, this is a fun, dynamic internship.

Floral Design and Wedding Planning Intern

You’ll work with a company that offers tailor-made Italian weddings to foreigners. One of your primary roles will be arranging flowers and centerpieces for the tables. You may assist before and during the weddings, update the website content, and research new channels to promote the business. Your experience may also involve travel outside of Rome to venues like hot springs, castles, and churches.

Art Gallery Assistant

Work inside a Roman art gallery with a constant flow of changing artwork. This local exhibit hosts a variety of traveling artists’ work throughout the year. Responsibilities range from public relations, promoting, marketing, taking photos and videos, social media management, and office hours.

Intern in South Africa

Below are a few sample Art and Design placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Intern at Graphic Design Company

Gain insight into a geographically unique industry—here at the southern tip of Africa, we have distinctly different influences from the rest of the world. Our digital design work draws from our local flavor and the pool of creativity that is endemic to Cape Town. As an intern, you’ll be able to learn from our perspective even as you influence it.

Photography Intern at Media Company

This internship puts you on location in South Africa, where you’ll assist with photography and media work in a range of locations, from the beach to a balcony overlooking the city. Expect to work as a team and gain valuable, hands on experience while working alongside the film crew.

Graphic Design Intern at Print and Digital Magazine

Put your graphic design skills to work under the supervision of a South African art director. You’ll source and edit appropriate images for projects, check quality of images in preparation for print, and develop creative ideas. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from professionals about how to liaise with both the editorial team and our clients to obtain design approval, making changes as required and often on a tight deadline.

Intern in Sydney

Below are a few sample Art and Design placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Graphic Design Intern for Drink Company

Work for a young, fast moving drink company with new products coming to market all the time. You’ll work on the graphic design team, assisting with the company’s product launches as part of the overall marketing scheme.

Graphic Design Intern at Mentor Matching Service

Get ready to digitally dive into this role. You’ll help the organization with a range of graphic design services, and you’ll gain experience in social media marketing, content marketing, email marketing, and website design and development. To be successful in this role, you’ll have an interest in and understanding of web design.

Design Intern at Interior Design Company

Are you ready to get your hands on visually exciting projects? You’ll work as part of a team to provide high-quality products and services to clients, and you’ll attend regular team meetings. Our internship supervisor will help guide your projects which could include mock-ups for client meetings or improving social media outreach

Intern in Vietnam

Below are a few sample Art and Design placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

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Graphic Design Intern at a Local Graphic Design Firm

Contribute directly to content at a local graphic design start-up. Tasks may include designing logos, graphics, ads and other materials for clients & working with customers to understand their marketing needs.

Marketing Design Intern at a Tourism Agency

Gain key insights into international tourism by contributing to the marketing department in the hospitality & tourism industry. Intern sample tasks include research and implementing marketing plans, and creating graphics and layouts for social media posts, cover letters, newsletters, presentation slides, and other outlets.

Creative Arts Intern at a Local Non-Profit

Work as a designer for a company that creates products through the designs produced by young, disadvantaged children, during their free weekly creative art playgrounds. Interns placed with this non-profit help to transform these designs into marketable products that people can buy to support the creativity and playfulness of the children involved in the foundation.