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

 

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES

1

GUARANTEED INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT

  • ​Company interview guidelines and mock interviews

  • Workplace and internship orientation

  • Pre-internship training

2

PERSONALIZED COACHING

  • 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

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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4

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

 

INTERNSHIP TYPES

ADVERTISING &

COMMUNICATIONS

Public Relations

Fashion Marketing

Editorial

Creative Writing

Copywriting

Marketing

Communications

Advertising
Social Media
Content Production

DESIGN

Branding

Art Direction
Web Design

Experiential Design

Graphic Design

Motion Design
UI/UX Design

Content Creation

ENTERTAINMENT

VFX

Coloring

2D & 3D Animation

Script Development

Music Business & Publishing

TV Production
Film Production

Theater Production

Talent Management

Video Editing

Sound Editing

FINE ARTS

Art Administration

Cultural Management

Gallery & Curatorial

Examples of our internship partners:

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TUITION & SCHOLARSHIPS

 

PROGRAM TUITION

1. LOCAL PROGRAM: USD $1950*
For US students, recent graduates, international students, and recent graduates on an F1 Visa.

2. INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM: USD $2950*
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 $1435
    (USD $240 SEVIS Fee included)

ADDITIONAL FEES

  • US Consulate fee - USD $160

  • Health insurance fee - USD $50/month

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HOW TO APPLY

 

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

  • Ages 18-30*

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

APPLICATION PROCESS