Please contact your AFSNext specialist to confirm availability in the following cities at info@afsusa.org:
Barcelona, Spain | Dublin, Ireland | London, U.K. | New York City, U.S.A | Paris, France | San Jose, Costa Rica | Stockholm, Sweden | Sydney, Australia | Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Program fees & start dates
The below description has been provided by our implementing program administrator and is subject to change.

Program Overview

Internship Examples

Below are examples of our international Arts and Photography Internships. It is not guaranteed that you could get placed in one of the internship examples, but there are plenty of opportunities within the field. New opportunities are created every year. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, let us know!

Ireland Museum Art Internship

Art Internships In Ireland’s Top Museums

A top museum in Europe is looking for interns to assist in the transfer of collections to a new facility. Candidates will receive hands-on experience in museum documentation processes and will need to have a background in museum studies. Intern tasks include: repacking and stabilizing objects, location control, data inputting and updating, and records management, along with a variety of other museum-related tasks that may arise.


Photo & Film Studio Art Internship

Photo & Film Studio Intern

As a photography intern, you will be joining the team of a busy and vibrant photography and film studio in the heart of South West London. Interns will work alongside the team to ensure smooth running of shoots, and the maintenance of studios and equipment. Photography interns will also deal with client requests and ensuring their fulfillment to a high standard.


Fashion Photography Art InternshipFashion Photography Intern for Designer Gown Company

Fashion company seeking a candidate with strong experience in photography and graphic design to join our team.  This intern will be responsible for taking photographs in preparation for our trade show. In addition, interns will have the opportunity to work with our fashion photographer while editing and uploading images for our upcoming season.

Housing and Language

Where you’ll live

Depending on your internship location, you can expect to stay in a shared room in an apartment, college dorm, or student residence. A local program advisor and coordinator will be available to help you settle in and answer any questions during your program. Your accommodations will likely be within walking distance of your city’s public transportation system.

During your stay, you’ll operate within the same network as the students and/or interns you live with. It is often through these relationships that you can learn the most, as you explore the highlights of the city together, share career-building advice, and compare experiences at your international art internships.

Your language learning

Most programs are located in Every English-friendly areas, and do not require prior knowledge of the local language. Depending on your placement, you may have the opportunity to integrate further into the community by attending language lessons.

* If your internship takes place in Paris, you’ll have the chance to experience full cultural immersion by living with a local host family. (French language skills are required for an internship in this location — French language proficiency will be evaluated via Skype interview.)

Preparing for your future in the arts

Selecting an internship

Before you depart, you’ll be introduced to your internship advisor for one-on-one support and career guidance. Your advisor will help you prepare for your art internship interview, build an effective cover letter and resume, and choose the right placement.

Working with your advisor, you’ll use the Clifton Strengthsfinder Assessment to identify your top five strengths. These strengths will be useful in determining future opportunities and helping to focus your interests into clear career goals well beyond the scope of the program.

Before your internship

Once you and your adviser select your internship, you’ll have access to a pre-departure orientation video series to help you get ready for the transformational experience of working and living abroad. You’ll also have career skills training videos and articles at your fingertips to help you build your resume in advance. We want you to succeed and thrive abroad, and will provide countless resources to ensure you have what you need to do so.

During your internship

When you arrive at your destination, you’ll attend a welcome orientation to help you settle in and start your experience with your best foot forward. Midway through your program, you’ll have another opportunity to check in with local advisers at a career coaching session. During this visit, onsite staff will interview you and your employer to identify your strengths and areas where you could improve. We find that this feedback-loop is essential for success.

Before the conclusion of your internship, you’ll attend a program debriefing touching on reverse culture shock and career training. When you return home, you’ll join a network of alumni across the world who have used the skills they gained in their international art internships to advance their lives and careers!