New York is a cultural mecca at the intersection of art, design, advertising, fashion, film and theater.
This city has a unique brand of hustle - for creatives who are go-getters, dreamers and makers.
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*
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
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.
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
HEATING & AC
Private rooms start from USD $1400/month*
Additional fee $175/month if you rent the room for less than 5 months.
*Price includes utilities (electricity, gas, water and wi-fi)
Application fee of USD $195
Security deposit: One month rent (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?
We work with housing partners that offer fully-furnished rooms in Brooklyn or Manhattan.
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)
US Consulate fee - USD $160
Health insurance fee - USD $50/month
Visa extension for 3 months or less: $550 USD + $50 USD/additional month
Visa extension for over 3 months: $845 USD + $50 USD/additional 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 continued to support me with check-in’s and introduced me to other creatives who are in a similar stage as me."
Design Intern at Code & Theory
English language proficiency
Currently an enrolled university student or graduated within 12 months*
*Due to visa restrictions