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Graphic Design Internships Abroad

AIFS Abroad Internships in Graphic Design.

Why a Graphic Design Internship Abroad is Right for You 

Gaining a profound understanding of Graphic Design within a global context is pivotal for your long-term career success. Our international Graphic Design internships are crafted to broaden your horizons while equipping you with vital professional skills. We tailor our internships abroad to align perfectly with your existing experience, educational background, and future aspirations.  

We advocate for a hands-on approach, urging employers to minimize “administrative tasks” and instead provide you with engaging and impactful projects. As a Graphic Design intern, you may find yourself immersed in diverse responsibilities, including assisting with design projects, concept development, image retouching and editing, and more. Graphic Design remains one of our most popular and sought-after career fields, with internship opportunities available across many of our locations. 

Graphic designer working on illustrations.

Advantages of a Graphic Design Internship with AIFS Abroad

  • Stand out to employers with international Graphic Design work experience 
  • Professional development including interview coaching and career readiness program  
  • Guaranteed placement in a full-time internship  
  • Apply with two career fields, not just Graphic Design 
  • Customize your internship  
  • Academic credit through AIFS Abroad or your home university

Graphic Design Internship Placement Examples

AIFS Abroad has an excellent history of matching talented interns with top tier international companies. Our placement team is dedicated to finding the right employers for our interns based on their chosen career fields, skills, and interests. The following are just a few examples of internship placements that may be available.

Graphic Design Internship with Irish Sports Magazine

This is an Irish Adventure sports magazine published on a quarterly basis: in spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Publishing includes the best places for kayaking, biking, and surfing all over Ireland, as well as the gear any adventurer may need. Alongside many other travel tips, the magazine helps travelers locate the best places to stay based on the adventure they are seeking.

Intern tasks may include:
– Completing graphic design projects and marketing presentations
– Uploading web content
– Assisting with web design and video editing
– Assisting with newsletter mainsheet design and print layouts for upcoming magazine issues

Graphic Design Marketing Internship with a Fashion Company

At this company, they believe that their success is a reflection of the outstanding people that work for them and they are therefore fully committed to recruiting, retaining, and rewarding talented individuals. They look for individuals who are creative, passionate, commercially minded, and inspirational; and who enjoy working in an innovative and fast evolving environment.

Intern tasks may include:
– Assisting the marketing team with visual and creative communication
– Building graphics for video
– Helping with the design of offline and online marketing material
– Keeping abreast of innovation and fashion industry trends
– Assisting with the digital design of e-newsletters, website updates, and support digital marketing initiatives

Graphic Design Internship with a Fashion Company

A leader in the fashion industry and a designer of evening wear that caters to a customer who values style and sophistication, this designer has become well-known over the years for being able to create the perfect dress for any occasion. Designed with the fashion “it-girl” in mind, they speak to a variety of chic, trendy, and fashion forward consumers. This company is renowned for its innovative style, quality craftsmanship, and exceptional fit as well as its meticulous attention to detail, including beading, sequins, and embroidery. Their designs are always on target with current trends – high fashion looks that are accessible and will make the consumer look and feel their best. Most recently, they launched a premier, signature line.

Intern tasks may include:
– Creating blog artwork
– Drafting newsletters and mailers
– Drawing branded social media artwork
– Creating promotional material: line sheets, look books, banners, posters
– Making website images and artwork

Graphic Design for an Animated Television Company

This is an Italian company who creates, realizes and produces international animated tv series. The three founding partners have worked in television entertainment for children since 18 years. They collaborated in important TV series in recent years, as the WINX CLUB, RAT-MAN, Huntik, POPIXIE, SPIKE TEAM and many others. They made music videos for Lucio Dalla, Max Pezzali, Pelù and Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari. Their clients are broadcasters like RAI, Disney and Nickelodeon. For years they have provided their know-how to use animation not only in the TV series but also in commercials, short films, in movies, music videos and everywhere the cartoon makes benefit to the creative process.

Intern tasks may include:

– Working on various graphic design projects from start to finish
– Utilizing InDesign
– Creating Photoshop backgrounds
– Various internship tasks will also be presented based on intern’s interests and company’s needs

Graphic Design Internship with an Online Music Entertainment Company

This company became the largest independent Italian music distributor. The activities include the creation, development, production, selling, and promotion of CDs, Vinyl, and DVDs. Through the years the company has taken over the distribution of many Italian and international labels. They work together with publishers and music managers, counting on a vast choice of artists, catalogues, and musical genres. The Strategic Marketing department collaborates with many of the Italian radio and TV channels for the production of compilations based on famous shows. Support the artists during music awards and competition.

Intern tasks may include:
– Assisting with the conception and development of artwork for digital releases, physical record products, and thumbnails for YouTube videos
– Assisting with development of 3D graphics to be implemented in videos and graphic banners

Graphic Design Internship with a Women's Style Magazine

A lifestyle magazine for US Latina women is looking for a Graphic Design intern to assist in the day to day production of the magazine. Interns will gain first-hand experience in design, page layout, and may even get to contribute directly to articles and features.

Intern tasks may include:

– Designing ads for the Business Series organized by the magazine
– Helping the Assistant Editor in editing articles featured in the magazine before being published
– Designing internal and/or external publications, brochures, advertisements, fliers, and direct marketing materials as assigned

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Fall 2024
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12 Week Internship

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Spring 2026
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Fall 2024
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Summer 2025
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Optional Credit Available
New York City, USA
Summer 2025
8 weeks From $9,290
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Full Time Internship

12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
New York City, USA
Fall 2024
12 weeks From $10,990

Earn Credit For Your Internship Abroad

AIFS Abroad’s international internship program is designed to complement your college degree. You can earn college credits through your home institution, our school of record, or specific location-based opportunities.

How it Works

Step 1

Apply

Submit your application and start working with your Admissions Counselor. We will have an interview to learn about your career goals, educational background, and location preferences to ensure that you are a good candidate to intern abroad.

Step 2

Accept

Once your interview and application are complete, you’ll be cleared to apply. Your Admissions Counselor and our Placement Team will determine if we’re able to match you with a great host employer in your chosen destination. If accepted, this means we can guarantee you an internship within your career field.

Step 3

Enroll

After acceptance, the next step is to simply enroll into the program with your initial deposit to secure your spot. Enrolling means you have officially decided to join the program and take on the challenge and thrill of living and becoming an intern abroad in a new city!

Step 4

Prepare

Before you arrive in your host city, you will work one-on-one with your Program Advisor. They work with you on professional development, career advising and make sure you are ready to move and intern in your new home.

Step 5

Interview

We will start the match-making process and narrow down employers to a select few that you would be a great fit for. You’ll have a Skype or phone interview before you leave, so they can get to know you, and you can get to know them. If everything goes well, then your internship is confirmed! You’ll know where you’ll be interning and the role you’ll be walking into before you hop on the plane.

Step 6

Arrive

When you’ve arrived in your city, you will meet the Location Coordinator and the other interns at your housing. Your internship will start soon after you’ve arrived and there will be social events and excursions throughout the course of your program. We strive to give you the independence you want with all the support and resources you need to be successful during your travel and internship.

Getting started is simple! In just a few steps, you’ll be on your way to building your resume and gaining critical hands-on experience. 

Note: The vast majority of our internship placements are unpaid.

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I think that every aspect of this program made my experience so great. For one, my host city was greater than I could have imagined it could be. It was so fun, charming, and inviting. I think that because it was on the smaller side it made exploring it more intimate and by the first 2 weeks you could really know your way around. Secondly, because my specific program was smaller, it was easier to connect with each of the fellow interns, and we all became very good friends in a short amount of time. I think it was the perfect amount of people. Lastly, the company that I worked for made me excited to come into work everyday and learn. I know that by talking to other interns, their jobs really made their experience as well.

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I also want to give my thanks to AIFS Abroad and Global Experiences for such an outstanding program. With the help of these companies, I was able to earn academic credit at the College of Charleston while furthering my professional experience in an foreign city. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to be a part of this incredible international experience. Au revoir Paris, a la prochaine fois!

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