A destination for creatives, Berlin offers underground cultural movements and a unique contemporary art scene.
Berlin attracts the youth, the experimental, the unconventional, and the defiant.
THE PROGRAM INCLUDES
GUARANTEED INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT
Company interview guidelines and mock interviews
Workplace and internship orientation
Career development workshops
Résumé/CV coaching and review session
Portfolio review and/or industry professional coaching session
Soft skill training: networking, online brand and elevator pitch
ABI CREATIVE NETWORK
Gain access to our member-only networking platform. Connect with current and past participants of the program
Meet our network during in-person events and webinars
Visa application processing* (if applicable)
Travel and health insurance*
On-site support during your stay
*Additional expenses from the program fee
2D & 3D Animation
Music Business & Publishing
Studio Arts (multi-disciplinary)
Artist Studio Management
Gallery & Curatorial
Examples of our internship partners:
TUITION & SCHOLARSHIPS
*Internships longer than 3 months require an additional fee of USD $300/month.
Choice of payment options as follows:
PAY IN 30:
> 25% deposit
> Remaining balance after 30 days
PAY IN INSTALLMENTS:
> 25% deposit
> 3 separate installments*
*Incurs additional 5.8% service fee
ArtBound Initiative provides scholarships up to $1000 USD for outstanding applicants. Visit our scholarship page for more info.
HOUSING & LIVING COST
We work with housing partners that offer fully-furnished rooms in prime Berlin locations.
HEATING & AC
Rooms start from EUR €915-1100/month*
*Price includes utilities (electricity, water and wi-fi)
Application fee of EUR €200
Security deposit: EUR €1250 (will be refunded after your stay)
Q: Will my roommates be from the ABI program?
A: We try to pair participants for housing but it is dependent on timing and availability.
Q: Will I have to pay security deposit?
Q: Is housing included in the program fee?
Most participants will not need a visa. Many citizenship do not need a special visa to enter Germany for 3 months or less.
If you do need a visa, based on your citizenship:
Schengen visa + Work Authorization (USD $800) OR
Working Holiday visa (EUR €75 to €425)
Click here to see the full list of countries eligible for the Working Holiday Visa
Health insurance fee - USD $65/month
If applicable, for Working Holiday Visa: EUR €75 (to be paid to the German consulate)
HOW TO APPLY
Fill out our application form. Submit resume, essays and portfolio (if you're a creative)
Meet our Head of Admissions to talk about the types of internships you want and address any remaining questions you have about the program
Our committee will review your application and let you know of your acceptance into the program
If you've been accepted, complete the next steps to confirm your participation within 7 days
"ABI helped me to be the best version of myself."
Production Intern at Anorak Films
English language proficiency