Melbourne is effortlessly hip, multicultural, liberal, bohemian and progressive.
From architecture to music, this city has a dynamic hub for all types of creativity.
THE PROGRAM INCLUDES
GUARANTEED INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT
Company interview guidelines and mock interviews
Workplace and internship orientation
PERSONALIZED COACHING CURRICULUM
10 course levels
5 Private coaching sessions: resume review, industry coaching, interview practice and career planning
Monthly Internship Assessment
Peer Group Sharing Sessions
Certificate of completion
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*
Travel and health insurance*
On-site support during your stay
*Additional expenses from the program fee
Social Media Management
Video & Sound Editing*
ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA*
Arts Administration/Cultural Management*
Gallery & Curatorial*
Examples of our internship partners:
TUITION & SCHOLARSHIPS
1. LOCAL PROGRAM: USD $2250*
For Australian students/recent graduates, and international students/recent graduates on a student visa.
2. INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM: USD $3250*
For students and recent graduates located outside Australia.
*Internships longer than 3 months require an additional fee of USD $300/month.
Choice of payment options as follow:
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 Melbourne.
HIGH SPEED WIFI
HEATING & AC
Private rooms start from AUD $1680/month*
*Price includes utilities (electricity, gas, water and wi-fi)
Weekly public transport pass (Myki) AUD $50
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?
For the international program, you will need to obtain one of these visas:
Work and Holiday Visa (462) - USD $850
Working Holiday Visa (417) - USD $850
Click here to see eligible countries for each visa.
For Working Holiday Visa and Work and Holiday Visa, the visa fee to be paid to the Australian consulate differs per location (around AUD635)
Health insurance fee - USD $65/month
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 gave me the tools needed to get me into the creative workforce."
Design Intern at Blank Theory
English language proficiency
Currently an enrolled university student or graduated within 12 months*
*Due to visa restrictions