Art and Photography Internships

Following is a sample of our international Art and Photography Internships. New opportunities are created every year. Get in touch if you don't see what you're looking for!

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Programs Offered

Milano Art Guide

Milano Art Guide

With fifty voluntary associations in seven European countries, this organization is part of the Internationale des Guides Benevoles. They seek to inspire visitors to Milan through the innate art of the city. Through its buildings, churches, and church art. The ideal candidate has a passion for art, culture, and possibly architecture. Knowledge of Italian language is a plus, but not a necessity. This internship involves interacting with new people, places, and situations. This would be a great first position for a candidate interested in international art.

Placement In One of Ireland's Leading Museums

Placement In One of Ireland's Leading Museums

A top Museum 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. Tasks include: repacking and stabilising objects, location control, data inputting and updating and records management, along with a variety of other museum-related tasks as they arise.

Internship with Chinese Contemporary Art Gallery

Internship with Chinese Contemporary Art Gallery

This gallery represents and exhibits cutting edge, stimulating works by established contemporary Chinese artists as well as emerging contemporary Chinese artists who are not as yet "discovered" internationally. With close to 2,000 square feet of gallery space, this beautiful gallery overlooking the River Thames is London’s only Chinese contemporary art gallery with a permanent exhibition space of this size and scale. Interns selected for this placement intern will work directly with the gallery manager and client developer, learning everything about running a gallery.

Photography Internship

Photography Internship

This is a photography company specializing in managing photo and video productions in Italy and worldwide. From fashion images to advertising campaigns from TV commercials to viral video for new media, from look books to video-catalogs, all these services are offered to the clients with experience, creativity and an ongoing search for innovation.

Photo & Film Studio Intern

Photo & Film Studio Intern

You will be joining the team of this busy and vibrant photography and film studios, in the heart of South West London. Interns will work along side the team to ensure smooth running of all shoots, and maintenance of studios and equipment. Photography interns will also deal with client requests and ensuring their fulfilment to a high standard.

Fashion Photography for Designer Gown Company

Fashion Photography for Designer Gown Company

Fashion company seeking a candidate to join our team with strong experience in photography and graphic design. This position will be responsible for taking photographs in preparation for our tradeshow. In addition, this candidate 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 city public transportation.

During your stay, you’ll be within the same network as the students and/or interns you’re living with. It is often through these individuals that you can learn the most, as you explore the highlights of the city together, share career-building advice, and venture out on your own to your internship posts.

Your language learning

Most locations are very English-friendly, 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, and you should expect to be evaluated beforehand via Skype interview.)

Career Counseling Benefits

Preparing for your future

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 internship interview, build an effective cover letter and resume, and choose the right placement. Working with your advisor, you’ll take the Clifton Strengths Finder 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.

Once you and your advisor have selected 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.

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 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 this feedback-loop to not only be essential for success, but often lacking in environments where you’re on your own. Before the conclusion of your internship, you’ll attend a program debriefing and re-entry career and culture training. When you return home, you’ll join a network of alumni across the world who have used the skills they gained to advance their lives and careers!

AFSNext seal of approval

This program is implemented by a trusted organization within the AFSNext partnership community and has our full endorsement. While not managed or operated by AFS, it maintains the same exceptional quality standards, which are set by a network of experienced international non-profits operating within the international education field.