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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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Boost your resume and gain priceless hands-on experience while interning in one of the most exciting countries in the world. ELI Abroad's extensive connections in Sydney and Melbourne mean we can place you in a dynamic professional setting where you'll learn, grow, and develop new skills. We have opportunities in everything from accounting to zoology, and just about anything inbetween. Our pla...

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Intern in New Zealand lets you gain practical internship experience while immersing yourself in the Kiwis' friendly workplace and lively, modern Pacifica culture. During your time in New Zealand, you will intern with an individual, organization, or company and be exposed to a harmonious blend of people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and skill sets. You'll make some amazing friends. So star...

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Make your resume stand out against all the others with an internship in Cape Town, South Africa! Connect-123 helps those looking to add international work experience to their background find the perfect placement in this amazing city. Opportunities are available in business, entrepreneurship, human rights, economic development, health care, public health, education and many more! With onsite ...

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This is Adelante's most developed International Internship Program with over 250 participating companies. Placements are available in nearly every field you can think of; medical, business, psychology, marketing, international education, broadcasting, social work, sports, graphic design, tourism and much more. Interns in Madrid work for 4 hours a day, Monday through Friday; that leaves you w...

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Thinking of interning in China? let us help you gain work experience, sharpen your skills and get credit transfer all in the China Internship Program. Get such an experience by joining Go Abroad China’s Internship in China Program; we partner with 500+ companies inside China to arrange paid internships for college/university students and graduates. Go Abroad China is an international compan...

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*Please note: as we offer international internship programs, our USA internships are not available to US Citizens. We encourage you to look at our other destinations (London, Hong Kong, Madrid, Australia, or Latin America). New York City is a cultural and financial hub of the world that will leave you wanting more. We offer successful applicants the chance to gain invaluable work experience ...

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IES Internships, a unit of IES Abroad, offers hands-on, professional internships in some of the world's most exciting cities. Whether you chose an eight-week, full-time summer internship in one of our 13 global locations, or enroll in a part-time internship while you study abroad for the semester, one thing is for sure: you'll add global brilliance to your résumé. With more than 400 global p...

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Are you ready to take your resumé and work experience to the next level? How about living in a beautiful, diverse city and country full of history? Then Global Experiences Internship Program in Dublin, Ireland is the program for you. They offer placements in a variety of fields ranging from marketing, graphic design, and event planning, to accounting and IT. Global Experiences gives you the...

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The Institute for Global Studies offers internships that can be customized to match finely tuned skills to a specific employer. IGS has a high success rate in completing custom placements owing to its global network and personal contacts around the world. The organization can do custom placements in any U.S. state, as well as many countries, including Australia, Ecuador, Germany, India, Japan, ...

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Fashion Week Internships is the only specialist fashion industry internship provider, delivering dynamic fashion-forward internship experiences in the birthplace of fashion - London! Working with over 2,000 industry leading brands, retailers, designers, labels and PR/events companies, our programs give motivated students and graduates the opportunity to experience the fashion industry up clo...

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Have you considered what type of internship in South Africa would best suit you? We are connected with an extensive list of companies and organizations in Cape Town. We will place you in a working environment where you will make a constructive contribution to your selected organization while gaining the useful internship experience you desire.

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BUNAC's Work in Ireland program allows current students or recent graduates the opportunity to live, work and travel anywhere in Ireland for 4 or 12 months. BUNAC will help secure the visa and find jobs and accommodation. Ireland has an incredibly youthful culture with half of the population under the age of 26 and the Irish people are renowned for their friendliness. This program provides y...

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Explore Florence or Rome - two of the most energizing cities in the world - while you practice your Italian language skills and gain hands-on experience in your field.

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Hong Kong is known worldwide for being the place where the West and the East meet. This and the fact that a big part of the Asian economy relies on their financial market made Hong Kong a popular destination to do internships. Doing an internship in Hong Kong will boost your career and professional development and putting you in contact with a multi-cultural environment that offers both the w...

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Our internship placements are available for students interested in a wide variety of industries and from virtually any field of study. Students receive training and guidance and are monitored throughout the internship. For over 35 years we have expanded our vast network of businesses, organizations and non-profits to be able to match students with extraordinary opportunities to develop lasting ...