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Art Internships in Australia

Rated as one of the top 10 countries in the world to live in, the reasons to take on an art internship in Australia are vast.

From its superb public transit to its flamboyant coffee culture, Melbourne is the ideal setting for getting your foot in the door in the art world.

Hands-on experience in world-renowned art galleries, with talented international artists, internships in art in Australia gives you the perfect opportunity to rub shoulders with both local and foreign artistic talent.

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Responsibilities at art internships in Australia may include:

  • Setting up art galleries

  • Collaborating with artists to create artworks

  • Promoting exhibitions and artists

  • Teaching art courses in schools and universities

  • Research & Marketing


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Group of young creatives on art internships in Melbourne, Australia

Typical roles for Australia art internships

Here are a few examples of roles that our art interns in Melbourne have taken on before:

  • Art Curator

    Art curators oversee the display, borrowing, and/or purchasing of artworks in a gallery. Interns will have the opportunity to present artworks to and conduct tours for guests, and liaise with art valuators and conservators to sell and maintain artworks.

  • Art Teacher/Lecturer

    Educating people about art, its history, and its influence on social, political, and economic culture, is essential to society. Interns will have the opportunity to shadow art educators and learn about art, often through research.

  • Designer

    Art designers craft artworks for print, web, social media, ad agencies, and publishers, using software such as the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator). Interns will have the opportunity to sharpen their software skills, explore their creativity and gain experience working on real-life projects.

  • Gallery Assistant

    Gallery assistants are responsible for promoting artworks and artists, as well as managing art exhibitions. Interns will have the opportunity to expand their network, be exposed to different forms of art, and sharpen their sales skills.

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Artwork seen during an internship for art students in Australia

The art industry

As the creativity of artists is in constant evolution, so too is the art industry. If you have creative flair, are open to communicating with a diverse network of people, and are driven by the details, then internships in art in Australia present the ideal opportunity for your professional and personal growth.


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Learn more about our art internships in Australia

International art internship in Australia present the ideal opportunity for your professional and personal growth, as they allow interns to build an extensive portfolio and explore a new country. Probe your interests in photography, contemporary art, or graphic design, and work with innovative people and unique pieces. All of our interns are placed with top-tier organizations. Learn more about our Australia internship program here.



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