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LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world, and one of the US's leading artistic centre.

 

LA has it all, iconic landmarks, a vibrant cultural scene and sunny skies throughout the year. 

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PROGRAM INCLUSION

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THE PROGRAM INCLUDES

1

GUARANTEED INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT

  • ​Company interview guidelines and mock interviews

  • Workplace and internship orientation

  • Pre-internship training

2

PERSONALIZED COACHING CURRICULUM

  • 10 course levels

  • 5 Private coaching sessions: resume review, industry coaching, interview practice and career planning

  • Workplace Training

  • Monthly Internship Assessment

  • Peer Group Sharing Sessions

  • Certificate of completion

3

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

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TRAVEL SUPPORT

  • Visa application processing* 

  • Travel and health insurance* 

  • Housing arrangement* 

  • On-site support during your stay

*Additional expenses from the program fee

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OUR INTERNSHIPS

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INTERNSHIP TYPES

*limited placement 

ADVERTISING &

COMMUNICATIONS

Communications
Public Relations 
Marketing
Advertising
Social Media Management
Content Production 

Event Management*

Project Management

Content Writing/Copywriting*

Strategy*

Photography*

DESIGN

Graphic Design
Motion Design
UI/UX Design* 

Content Creation

Branding

Art Direction*
Web Design*

Layout Design*

FASHION

Marketing
Wholesale* 
Public Relations

Editorial

Talent Management*

Talent Management*
TV Production* 
Film Production* 
Theater Production*

Video & Sound Editing*

ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA

VFX*
2D Animation*
3D Animation*
Music Business

Examples of our internship partners:

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TUITION & SCHOLARSHIPS

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PROGRAM TUITION

1. LOCAL PROGRAM: USD $2250*
For US students, recent graduates, international students, and recent graduates on an F1 Visa.

2. INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM: USD $3250*
For students and recent graduates located outside the US.
*Internships longer than 3 months require an additional fee of USD $300/month.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

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

SCHOLARSHIPS

ArtBound Initiative provides scholarships up to $1000 USD for outstanding applicants. Visit our scholarship page for more info.

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HOUSING & LIVING COST

We work with housing partners that offer fully-furnished co-living rooms in stunning Los Angeles neighborhoods.

AMENITIES

ROOFTOP

HEATING & AC

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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ONSITE PARKING

WASHER/DRYER
IN BUILDING

COMMUNAL AREAS

PRICING

  • Private rooms start from USD $1500-1800/month* depending on location
    *Price includes utilities (electricity, gas, water and high-speed wi-fi)

  • Application fee of USD $45

  • Security deposit: One month rent (will be refunded after your stay)

  • Transportation: The best way to get around Los Angeles is by car. You might want to consider renting or getting a car to make commute accessible and convenient.

HOUSING FAQ

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?
A: Yes.

Q: Is housing included in the program fee?

A: No.

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VISA DETAILS

For the international program, you will need to obtain a J-1 Visa.

J-1 VISA FEES

  • Processing Fee: USD $1535
    (USD $240 SEVIS Fee included)

ADDITIONAL FEES

  • US Consulate fee - USD $185

  • Health insurance fee - USD $55/month (subject to change for US citizens who are non-residents)

  • Visa extension for 3 months or less: $600 USD + $55 USD/additional month

  • Visa extension for over 3 months: $895 USD + $55 USD/additional month

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HOW TO APPLY

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APPLICATION FORM

Fill out our application form. Submit resume, essays and portfolio (if you're a creative)

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INTERVIEW

Meet our Head of Admissions to talk about the types of internships you want and address any remaining questions you have about the program

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APPLICATION RESULT

Our committee will review your application and let you know of your acceptance into the program

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PROGRAM DECISION

If you've been accepted, complete the next steps to confirm your participation within 7 days

ELIGIBILITY

  • English language proficiency

  • Currently an enrolled university student or graduated within 12 months*
    *Due to visa restrictions

APPLICATION PROCESS

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