Approved Internship Provider: ArtBound Initiative

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ArtBound Initiative connects students and recent graduates with key players in the creative industry. With a network of over 300 companies, artists, and designers, they offer customized internships for our participants to launch their careers.

Earlham’s partnership with ArtBound initiative offers internships through students using their Epic Advantage funding. After you are accepted into the program, you will need to submit your application for Epic Advantage funding.

Internship Length: 2 to 6 months

Internship Destinations:

  • New York
  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • Berlin
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Virtual

Internship Fields:

  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Social Media
  • Content Production
  • Public Relations
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Editorial
  • Creative Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Graphic Design
  • Motion Design
  • UI/UX Design
  • Content Creation
  • Branding
  • Art Direction
  • Web Design
  • Experiential Design
  • TV Production
  • Film Production
  • Theater Production
  • Video & Sound Editing
  • Talent Management
  • VFX
  • Script Development
  • 2D & 3D Animation
  • Script Development
  • Music Business & Publishing
  • Artist Studio Management
  • Arts Administration
  • Cultural Management
  • Gallery & Curatorial

Host Company Types:

  • Creative Agencies
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Production Companies
  • Digital Agencies
  • Arts Organizations
  • Art Studios
  • Media Companies
  • Animation Studios
  • Fashion Companies
  • Magazine/Publishing

Program Includes:

1.    Internship Placement

  • An internship tailored to your career goals
  • Company interview guidelines
  • Mock company interviews with our advisors
  • Workplace and internship orientation
  • Pre-internship training: business etiquette and main skills sought after by employers

2.    Personalized Coaching

  • Career development workshops
  • Resume/CV coaching and review session
  • Portfolio review and/or Industry professional coaching session
  • Soft skill training: networking, online brand and elevator pitch
  1. Network & Online Events

  • ABI Networking App for our international network of participants and alumni
  • Access to career resources, networking events, and monthly job lists
  • Webinars with industry professionals
  • ABI curated online events
  • ABI guide on the creative scene

4. Travel & On-site Support (for international programs only)

  • Visa processing
  • Insurance arrangements
  • Housing arrangements
  • ABI pre-trip information package, including ABI city guide to local creative scenes
  • In-city orientation
  • On-site support


Maia Payne (Earlham College Class of ’22 ; Art History/Studio Art ) 
Virtual Internship at IkonoTV

“ABI has been very helpful in understanding my strengths and weaknesses when it comes to getting an internship or a job. The virtual coaching sessions have helped me network with career coaches & peers.

I’m able to stay connected through their dedicated networking platform even after my internship and this will be a great resource for me.”

Jordan Goodson (Earlham College Class of ’22 ; Global Management)
Virtual Internship at Studio Swish

“The team worked their magic in helping me prepare for the RIGHT internship. They really pay attention to detail and know exactly what’s best in regards to taking that first step. 

The coaching process was the light in my journey to getting an internship and beyond. It helped me stepped out of my comfort zone in a professional way and I’ve made many connections because of it “

Prinshu Gautam (Earlham College Class of ’23 ; Studio Art/Global Management) Virtual internship at Eric Forman Studio.

See his testimonial here.

Hanna Nguyen (Earlham College Class of ’23 ; Global Management)
Virtual Internship at Avenir Creative House

“From book launches to website revamps, it is an absolute pleasure to work with the team at Avenir, even though it’s a remote internship. Hope to see everyone in Australia one day!”

Watch Hanna’s intern takeover video as an intern for Avenir Creative House here!


Application Process:

Note that students who wish to participate in ArtBound Initiative are responsible for a program fee. ArtBound Initiative offers, both in-person and virtual opportunities. Students who wish to participate in in-person experiences will be responsible for the program fee, AND living and transportation fees (not included in the program fee). Students participating in the program may use Epic Advantage funding available to them to cover program, living, and transportation fees of up to $5,000.

  1. Submit an application form directly through ArtBound Initiative
  2. Connect for a Skype interview and the ArtBound Initiative committee will review your application.
  3. If your application is accepted, you will then to apply for the Epic Advantage funding through Earlham College.
  4. Make sure to indicate in your application, that you utilized ArtBound Initiative’s services to secure your internship.  This will ensure that Earlham will pay the program and application fees on your behalf.Note: If you withdraw from the program after the withdrawal date you will be responsible for reimbursing the College for the confirmation deposit that was paid on your behalf.

Application Deadlines for Virtual and Local Programs (New York, Chicago & Los Angeles)

Fall internships – June 15th, 11:59 PM

Spring internships- October 15th, 11:59 PM

Summer internship- February 15th, 11:59 PM

Creative Diversity Program Application Due January 15th at 11:59 PM: 

Application Deadlines for International Programs (Berlin, Melbourne & Sydney)

Fall internships – March 15th, 11:59 PM

Spring internships – July 15th, 11:59 PM

Summer internships – Nov 15th, 11:59 PM

Questions? Send the ABI team an email at, or schedule a consultation meeting with them here.