Intern in Berlin, a metropolis of creativity, culture, history, arts and diversity. ArtBound Initiative specialises in internships in the creative fields and will connect you with key industry player.

Key information

Study areas


  • Business (management and marketing)
  • Media and Communications (no games)
  • Film and Television (film and television, animation, screen production)
  • Design (all majors)
  • Professional and Creative Writing
  • Screen Studies and Popular Culture
  • Public Relations
  • Event Management

Note: These study areas are just a guide, and availability of relevant internships depends on many individual factors. Some study areas and majors are more difficult than others to source internships for. ABI can provide advice and guidance on alternative locations if required, but internships are not guaranteed. If your study area is not listed here, but you are interested in this destination, please let us know and we can confirm with the internship provider.


  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Architecture and Urban Design
  • Master of Design Strategy and Innovation
  • Master of Urban Design
  • Master of Media and Communications
  • Master of Writing
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master of Business Administration (within creative settings)

Note: Internships for postgraduate students can be more difficult to source due to the niche and specific nature of courses and study areas. The study areas listed here are a guide only and it is suggested that postgraduate students discuss program options with Swinburne Abroad prior to applying.

Eligible students

Specific eligibility requirements depend on the academic unit being utilised, but all students must meet the minimum program eligibility criteria below:


  • Completed at least 100CP (8 units)
  • Have an average weighted mark of at least 60% (or satisfy additional eligibility criteria if mark is between 50–60%)
  • Have available space in your course for the applicable academic unit (domestic students may be able to overload their degree)


  • Completed at least 25CP (2 units) at the time of application
  • Have an average weighted mark of at least 60% (or satisfy additional eligibility criteria if mark is between 50-60%)
  • Have available space in your course for the applicable academic unit (domestic students may be able to overload their degree)

Application deadline 

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, with places (and scholarships) allocated to the first students to complete a full application and meet eligibility criteria.

  • Applications open: 6 June 2022
  • Final deadline for applications: 3 July 2022

As part of the application to the internship provider (not Swinburne) you will be required to submit your resume, a portfolio (or reel for Film students), a personal essay and 2 letters of recommendation from academic staff or professional contacts. It is suggested you start working on these documents parallel to the Swinburne application process.

Reichstag, Berlin.


1. Internship Placement

  • An internship tailored to your career goals
  • Company interview guidelines 
  • Mock company interviews with our advisors
  • Workplace and internship orientation
  • Pre-internship training: business etiquette and main skills sought after by employers

2. Personalised 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. Travel Support

  • Visa processing
  • Travel and health insurance arrangements
  • Optional housing arrangements
  • ABI pre-trip information package
  • Optional airport pick-up
  • Orientation upon arrival
  • On-site support during your stay
  • ABI City Guide to the local creative scene

4. The Network

  • ABI Networking App for our international network of participants and alumni
  • Access to career resources, networking events and monthly job lists
  • Webinars with industry professionals
  • ABI curated events including gallery tours, shows and gathering
  • ABI Guide on the local creative scene


  • Accommodation costs
  • Tuition fees
  • Airfares
  • Visa application fees (if applicable)
  • Daily living expenses


Option of a private room within a shared apartment, private studio or one-bedroom apartment.

Housing costs in Berlin typically start around 900€ to 1200€ per month and are dependent upon location and size preferences.

Information sessions

Find out more about the program at one of our upcoming info sessions. Register here