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  • Locations: Melbourne, Australia
  • Program Terms: Rolling
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Deadline Decision Date Approx. Host Institution Start Date Approx. Host Institution End Date
Rolling 2019 31/12/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/01/2019 31/12/2019
NOTE: Students must apply directly to Artbound Initative first. Only students who have been accepted and with a program start date in 2019, should register here

** Indicates rolling admission application/registration process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application/registration deadline.
Key Experience Criteria
Key Experience Criteria
RMIT schools: Art, Design, Economics, Finance and Marketing, Media and Communication Program type: Global Work
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Program Details:
  • Host Organisation: Artbound Initiative
  • Program Dates: Year round placements
ArtBound Initiative (ABI) connects students and recent graduates with key players in the creative industry in New York, Berlin and Hong Kong. ABI will help participants secure a tailored internship and coordinate all logistics including housing, internship visa, and insurance. Join the ABI program to become part of an international community of creative professionals.

For more information about this program, please see here.

This program is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.0. 

Academic Credit:
Business students can gain up to 12 credit points towards your degree by enrolling into BUSM4471 - Business Internship.

If you are not a Business student or you would like to seek alternate credit, please check with your program coordinator.
If you're eligible for credit, we recommend that you get the approval in the form of a study plan.

Program Cost:
The approximate cost of this program is USD$2,950. This cost includes the following:
  • Internship Placement
    • Internship tailored to your career goals
    • Mock interviews with an advisor
    • Workplace and internship orientation
  • Personalised Coaching
    • Career development workshop
    • Resume/CV coaching and review session
    • Portfolio review or
    • Industry professional coaching session
  • Logistics Support
    • Internship visa support and liaison
    • Travel and health insurance arrangements
    • Housing arrangements
    • On-site support
    • Pre-trip information package
    • Full in-city orientation
  • Networking
    • ABI curated events including artist studio visits, gallery tours and shows
    • ABI City Guide on the local creative scene
    • Resources on local networking opportunities
    • Access to international network of alumni and industry professionals 
Additional costs to consider, but not limited to:
  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • RMIT tuition fee
  • Health insurance
  • Visa
  • Personal expenditure
  • Travel Insurance (additional coverage, if applicable)
Travel Insurance:
Students on approved overseas activities receive complimentary travel insurance (policy number: 41443), although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances.
For more detailed information, please refer here.

Application Process:
  1. Apply directly to Artbound Intiative 6 months prior to your intended start date.
    • You will need to submit:
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • Current Resume/CV and Portfolio (if applicable)
      • Essay Please write one or more essays that include responses to ALL of the following questions. (Each answer should be 100 words minimum to 250 words maximum). 
        • Please describe any previous experience in or related to the creative industry and what you have gained.
        • What are your career aspirations and how can this program help you achieve them?
        • Describe your ideal internship placement and the skills you hope to develop.
  2. Artbound Initiative will arrange for a Skype interview to discuss personal interest, professional skills and expectations about the program.
  3. Artbound Initiative will provide students with an application outcome. 
Registration Process:
  1. Successful students must register with RMIT through this page after you've been accepted by Artbound Initiative.
    • You will need to complete the following questionnaires:
      • 1. Outbound Mobility: General Information
      • 2. Short Term Mobility: General Information
        • Please submit your acceptance letter under "Supporting Documents"
Artbound Initiative offers students scholarships of USD$1,000 to cover costs. To apply for this scholarship, please see here.

There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.