Key information

Internship provider: The ArtBound Initiative

Location: Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City, USA

Dates: 18 November 2024 – 7 February 2025

Duration: 12 weeks

Academic credit: International Internship (Extended) Unit 25CP or other course-related experiential units

Cost: US$3,250 (approx. A$5,000) excluding accommodation. Full inclusions and exclusions can be found below.

Funding: $7,921 OS-HELP Loans are available for eligible students

Application deadline: 7 June 2024


Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of American culture and industry with our USA City Internships program. From the bustling streets of Chicago to the iconic skyline of New York City and the sun-soaked shores of Los Angeles, these dynamic cities offer unparalleled opportunities for professional growth. Explore diverse industries, gain hands-on experience, and build connections that will shape your future career. Experience the energy of these iconic cities firsthand as you embark on a transformative internship journey.

Study areas

Undergraduate and Postgraduate:

  • Business (Business Administration, Management, Project Management, Public Relations, Event Management, and Marketing and Digital Marketing)
  • IT (Digital Media Technologies only)
  • Arts (Literature and Creative Writing, Screen Studies and Popular Culture, and Ethics and Technology) 
  • Media and Communication (Advertising, Cinema and Screen Studies, Creative Writing and Literature, Digital Advertising Technology, Journalism, Media Industries, Professional Writing and Editing, Public Relations and Social Media)
  • Film and Television (Film and Screen Production and Screen and Media)
  • Games and Animation (Digital Media Technologies and Animation (limited availability))

Note: These study areas are just a guide, and availability of relevant internships depends on many individual factors. Sourcing internships for some study areas and majors may be more challenging than others. 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.

Note for postgraduate students: Unfortunately, internships are not available for postgraduate students unless they have course-specific project unit on the study plan that can be used for internship experience, given the niche and specific nature of courses and study areas. Postgraduate students should inquire with Swinburne Abroad's Overseas Internships Advisor before applying for a program to confirm availability.


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


  • Completed at least 100CP (8 units) or 150CP (if you want to use the International Internship unit)
  • 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 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 a course-specific project unit on the study plan that can be used for internship experience (e.g. EAT80003 Professional Practice in Engineering, or Education and Nursing professional placement units).

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on the Upper West Side of Manhattan

Program cost

US$3,250 (~A$5,000)


  • Personalised Coaching Curriculum
  • Guaranteed Internship Placement
  • Travel and Visa Support
  • Networking events and webinars
  • Continued support throughout the program
  • Emergency support
  • Swinburne travel insurance (subject to eligibility requirements)


  • Accommodation (optional housing arrangements available through ArtBound)
  • Tuition fees associated with the selected unit for internship
  • Airfares
  • Visa expenses (where applicable)
  • Daily living expenses 


Funding your overseas journey may be easier than you think.


Eligible Australian students can also apply for an Australian Government OS-HELP Loan of up to A$7,921 to help cover costs associated with this overseas program.

For more information on funding and eligibility see Fee Help and Scholarships.


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.

Note: You can only submit an application for one overseas internship program per application cycle.

Final deadline for applications: 7 June 2024
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