** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Faculty of Arts & Education, Faculty of Business & Law, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environments
Language of Instruction:
1 Credit Point
OS Help Available:
New Colombo Plan: $3,000 Mobility Grants* available.
Preference will be given to students doing the program for credit.
January/February 2018 (November program is also available)
On this program you will complete a three-week team internship in your discipline area in the bustling metropolis of Jakarta. Outside of work hours the program will comprise business, NGO and government visits, networking events and capacity-building workshops to help you build your professional skill set. Before your internship begins, you will also spend a week in Yogyakarta, the cultural capital of Indonesia, participating in language instruction and cultural immersion. This program will give you an in-depth and balanced insight into working in the Asia-Pacific, as well as developing your professional skills and connections, even in four short weeks.
Yogyakarta – Language and Cultural Immersion
Yogyakarta, commonly known as Jogja, is home to over 100 institutions of higher learning. It attracts youth from all over Indonesia and is an amazing hub for music, art and ideas. Jogja also has a rich history and is the home to incredible temples such as Borobodur and Prambanan.
Your week in Yogyakarta will be all about cultural immersion and will likely include: Introductory Indonesian language classes to help you get around (or suited to your level if you have more experience)
Seeing the sights, including Borobudur temple and the Sultan’s Palace
Climbing (by jeep) Mt Merapi, the volcano that towers over Jogja
Visiting a fantastic not-for-profit organisation such as Legal Aid Indonesia and Friends of the Earth Indonesia. Most importantly we will spend lots of time with buddies from a local university. The buddies will join in many of the activities with us and you will be able to discover Jogja with them and see how the locals really do it!
Jakarta - Internship
Your internship will take place in Jakarta, where you will work at your host organisation from approximately 9am-5pm each day for the three weeks. You will work with one of our consultants to secure a placement that suits your discipline and interests. At the conclusion of the program all teams will gather, along with management from the organisations, and each team will present their findings. Team Composition:
Each team will include 2-3 Australian students and 1-2 local students. This format gives you an opportunity to work closely in a team across cultures and language barriers. Each team can be made up of students from the same or different disciplines.
Nature of Work:
The work given by your host organisation will be project-based, although you may also be involved in the everyday tasks of the organisation. Project-based work is ideal for short-term placements and will allow you to work towards a specific goal during your time with your host organisation.
Yogyakarta: Sun 13th of January - Sat 19th of January 2018
Jakarta: Sun 20th of January – Sat 9th of February 2018
Jakarta sits on the northwest coast of the island of Java. A historic mix of cultures – Javanese, Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and European – has influenced its architecture, language and cuisine.
You can expect an average temperature is 28°C all year.
The capital has a population exceeding 9.6 million.
A Southeast Asian nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands, is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. It's known for beaches, volcanoes, Komodo dragons and jungles sheltering elephants, orangutans and tigers.
Currently a population of approximately 261.1 million people.
The Grasberg mine, located near Puncak Jaya, is the largest gold mine and the third largest copper mine in the world.
Indonesia became the first developing country to operate their own domestic satellite system.
Students from all disciplines are welcome to join this program. Please check eligibility for credit with your Faculty.
The following units have been approved for this program:
Deposit of $400, due within one week of being accepted onto the program, final payment due :TBC.
The program deposit and fee will be paid directly to International Internships.
The Program fee includes:
Internship placement, tailored to your studies
Pre-departure support and in-country orientation
Accommodation for the duration of the program
Selected group meals
All transportation for group activities, including to and from work
Language classes, trips and cultural activities
Introduction to Business in Asia day
Capacity building workshops
The Program fee does not Include:
Airfares (international and from Yogyakarta to Jakarta)
Passport and Visa Costs
• You may be eligible for an interest-free OS-HELP loan of up to $7,880.
• You may be eligible to receive an Australian Government scholarship of $3,000 through the New Colombo Plan (NCP). To be eligible for this, you need to be an Australian citizen, 18-28 years old, undertaking the program for credit or as a compulsory part of your degree and not have received a previous NCP scholarship for a short term program. * Scholarships are limited.
Youth Allowance and Austudy
If you are currently receiving Youth Allowance or Austudy you can continue to receive payments while studying overseas as long you have a full time study load for the year. The following link will provide more information on the Youth Allowance or Austudy
At International Internships we believe that international experiences should be unfiltered and real. Our role is to provide the right guidance and support for you to make amazing connections and launch your international career.
Examples of host organisations that we have worked with in the past include the Victorian Government Business Office, Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation, BDO Indonesia, Air Asia, the Human Rights Working Group, Legal Aid Indonesia, Lippo Karawaci, Jones Lang LaSalle, Edelman PR and Mullen-Lowe Indonesia, to name a few. Look them up and you will see that there is something for everyone!
Application and Placement Process
Application Deadline: 23rd September 2018
Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and you may be notified of acceptance before applications close. Applications can be submitted via the APPLY NOW button.
Attend an interview with International Internships, who will decide if you are successful in gaining a place on the program.
To accept your place, you will pay a deposit of $400. In the event that you are unsuccessful in being placed at an organisation to which you agree, within agreed time limits, your deposit will be fully refunded.
International Internships will work with you to find an internship placement that suits you. During this time you may be required to have a second interview with your prospective host organisation.
Once an internship has been arranged, you will work with your faculty to gain academic sign off and enrol in your chosen unit.
Please note that applications will be subject to a competitive selection process and meeting eligibility criteria does not guarantee a place in the program.