Please contact your AFSNext specialist to confirm availability in the following cities at
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 Graphic and Web Design 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!

Graphic Design Placement with Irish Record Label

Graphic Design Internships with Irish Record Label

This graphic design internship is with a record label and publishing company based in Dublin that devotes itself to promoting unique, (and mainly Irish) alternative music. Sample tasks may include, but are not limited to, assisting with designs for: website, online graphics, printed promotional material, branding, new logos, album sleeve covers, and merchandise. You will also help with administrative tasks such as PR and booking gigs.


Graphic Design for a Theater Company

Graphic Design for a Theater Company

The Graphic Design Intern will work with the Theater’s Marketing Department to create digital advertisements, flyers, house programs, posters, and other promotional materials. This person will also help the department with general marketing tasks (posting listings, poster rotation, etc) in support of a busy calendar that produces 200 events annually.  Working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, and Creative Suite required.


Digital Design with an Online Training Provider

Digital Design Internship with an Online Training Provider

This online training provider and new media publisher is looking for a Web/Digital Design intern.  Interns must have a keen eye for design aesthetics and typography and be proficient in Adobe design suite CS3+ and Microsoft Office Applications. Advanced skill sets in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and Dreamweaver / HTML are a plus.


Cutting Edge Agency Seeks Web Designers and Developers

Cutting Edge Agency Seeks Web Designers and Developers

This cutting edge digital agency offers a wheelhouse of core services that include web design, video gaming, social media strategies, online marketing, and online media. Ideal candidates should know HTML, Adobe Creative Suite, and ideally be able to write code. Successful candidates will also have creative writing and marketing skills to contribute to overall strategic implementation.


Website Analytics for a Social Media Web Company

Website Analytics for a Social Media Web Company

This is a marketing and communications company seeking web design interns to assist with the company website. Interns will handle a variety of tasks in addition to traditional web design responsibilities. Possible projects may include, but are not limited to: website analysis, link building and tracking, social media marketing, customer reporting, and general administration.


e-Learning and Writing Internship Opportunity

e-Learning and Writing Opportunity

This is an internship with a team of experienced procurement professionals delivering to companies throughout Ireland and the UK. Interns will assist in the development of the Learning Management System (LMS) and the transfer of current offline course materials into digital  content. Ideal candidates should be pursuing a degree in e-learning or web and online media, and would need to be able to use web authoring and web development software ( Adobe Captivate, Camtasia or Webex).

Housing and Language

Where you’ll live

Depending on your digital and graphic design internship location, you can expect to stay in a shared room in an apartment, in a college dorm, or in a 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 discuss your experiences as your digital and graphic design interns.

Your language learning

Most programs are located in 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 will 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 prior to program departure via Skype interview.)

Preparing for your future in digital and graphic design

Selecting your 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 graphic design 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 advisor have selected your internship, you’ll have access to a pre-departure orientation video series to help you prepare 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 advisors 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 debrief touching on reverse culture shock and career training. When you return home, you will join a network of alumni across the world who have used the skills they gained in their digital and graphic design internships and other professional experiences abroad to advance their lives and careers!