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International Internships in Visual Arts

The opportunities afforded by the visual arts field are endless. World Endeavors interns in the visual arts can work with art historians, restorers, educators, artists-in-residence, and designers to learn about the business world of art in a new cultural context. Interns can work in museums, commercial galleries, businesses, studios, or educational institutions. Daily tasks may include assisting with planning and maintaining exhibits, creating and distributing publicity materials, coordinating special events, communicating with artists, and organizing art auctions. Some administrative support work may also be part of interns’ responsibilities.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON A VISUAL ARTS INTERNSHIP

For a successful experience, interns should have a strong interest in both the creative and the business aspects of the visual arts. Good communication, organization, and interpersonal skills are important. Interns should be prepared to adapt to living and working in a new place and should be flexible and willing to do work that needs to be done.

HIGHLIGHTS & BENEFITS

  • Traveling abroad is the best possible way to learn more about the diverse offerings of the visual arts world.
  • International interns in the visual arts get the chance to learn about the role of art in another culture and to see how the business of art is conducted.
  • Interning abroad provides valuable context for a future career in the art world.
  • Experience abroad helps interns learn how to adapt to new circumstances and cultural contexts.

Our visual arts Internships

If you would like to refine your search further then please use our Program Finder tool.

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Argentina

Visual Arts Internship with Contemporary Art Gallery in Argentina

Intern with a contemporary art gallery that works as a platform for the development of curatorial, expository, educational and editorial projects.

Visual Arts Internship with Contemporary Art Gallery in Argentina

Intern with a contemporary art gallery that works as a platform for the development of curatorial, expository, educational and editorial projects. It’s one of the most renowned young art galleries in Buenos Aires, also participating in important fairs.

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Thailand

Visual Arts Internship in Thailand

The work of Visual Arts interns in Thailand extends beyond the confines of the galleries and museums. Through their efforts, they foster connections between artists, patrons, and the wider community, promoting the appreciation and understanding of visual arts.

Visual Arts Internship in Thailand

The work of Visual Arts interns in Thailand extends beyond the confines of the galleries and museums. Through their efforts, they foster connections between artists, patrons, and the wider community, promoting the appreciation and understanding of visual arts.

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England

Visual Arts Internship in England

Coordinating special events is another key responsibility of Visual Arts interns in England. They work closely with the museum or gallery staff to organize openings, receptions, and other gatherings that celebrate artistic achievements and foster a vibrant arts community.

Visual Arts Internship in England

Coordinating special events is another key responsibility of Visual Arts interns in England. They work closely with the museum or gallery staff to organize openings, receptions, and other gatherings that celebrate artistic achievements and foster a vibrant arts community.

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Czech Republic

Visual Arts Internship in Czech Republic

In addition to curating exhibitions, Visual Arts interns in Czech Republic also contribute to the promotion and visibility of these cultural spaces. They create and distribute publicity materials, such as posters and brochures, to attract visitors and showcase the unique artistic offerings.

Visual Arts Internship in Czech Republic

In addition to curating exhibitions, Visual Arts interns in Czech Republic also contribute to the promotion and visibility of these cultural spaces. They create and distribute publicity materials, such as posters and brochures, to attract visitors and showcase the unique artistic offerings.

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Argentina

Visual Arts Internship in Argentina

Visual Arts interns in Argentina play an integral role in the day-to-day operations of galleries and museums. They are responsible for the meticulous planning and maintenance of exhibits, ensuring that each artwork is displayed in its best light.

Visual Arts Internship in Argentina

Visual Arts interns in Argentina play an integral role in the day-to-day operations of galleries and museums. They are responsible for the meticulous planning and maintenance of exhibits, ensuring that each artwork is displayed in its best light.

Every World Endeavors Internship Program Includes

Our internships are as unique as the countries that host them, but there are program features that unify all of our internship experiences.

YOUR INTERNSHIP

  • Professional customized internship placement
  • Year-round program availability
  • Flexible durations from 2 to 6 months

CAREER READINESS PROGRAM

  • Resume clinic and interview skills workshop
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Professional competencies development

ACCOMMODATION

  • Variety of options available – host family, shared apartment, student residence
  • Vetted and selected with quality, safety and proximity to your placement in mind

CAREER AND ACADEMIC INTEGRATION

  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • Post-program assistance with resume updates and completion certificate
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator
  • Internship placement supervisor

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance
  • Professional liability insurance

Our Top Intern Abroad Destinations

World Endeavors volunteers support communities in several destinations in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. Our programs are located in a variety of sites, including urban and rural, economically developed and developing, and English-speaking and non-English speaking.

How to choose the best Internship program

Choosing your internship program is easy when you evaluate your priorities. Follow these steps to guide you toward your ideal program.

Explore a New Career

Interning abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your professional and personal interests, and help define your career path. Peruse our internship fields and past examples to find the best fit.

Choose Your Dream Destination

Finding a meaningful way to combine interning and travel to your dream location is a big incentive. Carefully consider which destinations suit your interests and international internship goals.

Improve Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit your budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.

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Intern Abroad FAQs

Where will I intern?

While some organizations have a list of open internships and place applicants in those positions, we work in the opposite direction. We first learn about you, your interests, goals and experience, and then actively pursue the internship that provides you with experience directly relevant to your future career. 

What will I be doing at my internship?

Our internships are customized to fit each individual’s goals, interests, and skill level. We consider all of these things and then make a placement accordingly. Therefore, we don’t have specific internships “set aside” waiting for people to fill them. We have placed interns in both small and large companies, but due to confidentiality of our host companies and organizations we are not able to provide a list of companies.

If I am accepted into the program, am I guaranteed an internship?

We are confident in our ability to find impactful,  skill-building internships. If you are accepted into our program, we guarantee that we will find you a placement in your first or second choice field.

Do I need to have experience?

We arrange rewarding internship placements for people with all levels of experience. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an expert in your field, a successful experience requires a positive approach and a mind open to learning, growing and strengthening your skills.

Are the internships paid?

We really wish we could offer paid internships, but all of the internships we coordinate are unpaid placements. Paid internships abroad are few and far-between, as they require a different type of visa that is difficult to attain, and they also require sponsorship by the host company, which is quite costly for them. The goal of our program is to provide meaningful, hands-on experience in your specific profession or field of study that will give you a competitive edge in the job market and make you valuable to employers who are globally minded. If you are seeking a placement to help you gain international experience, improve your skills in your field and enhance your resume, our program provides the perfect opportunity.

What companies do you work with?

Our internships are customized to fit each individual’s goals, interests, and skill level. We consider all of these things and then make a placement accordingly. Therefore, we don’t have specific internships “set aside” waiting for people to fill them. We have placed interns in both small and large companies, but due to confidentiality of our host companies and organizations we are not able to provide a list of companies.

Is there a cost to particiate?

We strive to provide immersive, life changing, and professionally rewarding programs for our interns. Our programs are designed as a comprehensive “program” instead of just the internship so that we can provide a full experience for our participants. The program fees we charge include the in-country expenses (housing, insurance, orientation, etc.) and also the dedicated work that goes behind finding a customized, one-of-a-kind, international internship placement.

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How to apply for an Internship Abroad

You’ve decided to intern abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. Get ready to PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready to gain skills and grow your network abroad!