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A Guide to Graphic Design Internships Abroad

Graphic designers are in increasingly high demand all around the world as companies everywhere continue to expand and digitalize. Whether interested in print or web, big media or independent art, infographics or animation, there are tons of different avenues you can take to finding the perfect graphic design internship abroad.

Why Intern Abroad in Graphic Design

There are a lot of different things you can do in the field of graphic design, making it a wide open field in which you can pursue an internship abroad. A graphic design internship abroad will give you the experience you need, both individually and working with a team, to leverage your future global career in the industry toward new heights. As our world continues to become interconnected on a  multitude of platforms, this is one profession that can truly take you anywhere in the world!

Locations

Graphic design internships are available in many different locations, so choosing the right one may seem like a daunting task. Here are some helpful directions to keep in consideration while researching all your different options of where to intern abroad in graphic design.

First, think of what market you are trying to tap into. Many ambitious graphic designers want to head straight for the major global cities, places like New York, Paris, or Tokyo, where there is a very high ceiling that caters to lofty career goals. While promising professionally, these cities are also very competitive and expensive, so keep this mind when looking for your graphic design internship abroad.

A lot of graphic designers also want to go to the places that are up-and-coming in the industry, being part of a new and growing wave of young professionals emerging in the field. Cities like Cape Town, Berlin, and Rio de Janeiro all fit this bill of an exciting and dynamic work culture where to intern abroad in graphic design. They are also much more affordable than the major global cities.

These are just a select few of the hundreds of different potential locations where you can intern abroad in graphic design; scroll through our listings on this page and do some additional research to discover where in the world feels like the best fit for your graphic design internship abroad!

Graphic Design Internships Abroad

As an intern abroad in graphic design, you will likely have responsibility for a wide array of tasks that range from assisting in large scale projects to developing creative work of your own to helping out with general office tasks. Because there are all different kinds of companies you can work for as a graphic designer, there are all different forms that a graphic design internship abroad can take as well.

Graphic design internships abroad are generally flexible in accommodating to your own expectations, requirements, and prior experience. Generally international aspirants will intern abroad in graphic design for anywhere from two to six months depending on availability. Some programs will offer you the opportunity to work part time for as little as 10 hours a week, while others will offer you a full time position working 40 hour weeks. Salaries also vary widely depending on location.

It is also possible to find a graphic design internship abroad that combines entry-level work experience with the additional opportunity to earn academic credit in the field. This can be a wonderful chance for students who are still pursuing their degree to gain professional experience, expand their graphic design portfolio, and earn academic credit all in one stroke.

Benefits & Challenges

A Global Language. One positive aspect of a graphic design internship abroad is that you will strengthen your knowledge of how to communicate across cultural and linguistic boundaries through your creative imagery. Continuing into the 21st century, your audience will be increasingly global.

Networking. As you continue on into the professional world of graphic design, the connections you make while interning abroad can have a huge impact on what kind of future opportunities become available.

Professional Development. While you may already be a talented graphic designer, the amount of growth you will undergo by practicing this skill within a professional context abroad will be immense.

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