** 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, 2 Credit Points
OS Help Available:
New Colombo Plan: $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants* available.
Preference will be given to students doing the program for credit.
Flexible 4-12 weeks
The Individual Internship - Indonesia is an opportunity for you to undertake a comprehensive internship in one of the fastest growing capital cities in Southeast Asia: Jakarta, Indonesia. You will work closely with our partner International Internships to secure a placement tailored to your discipline and interests This program will not only provide you with valuable international work experience but will also give you the chance to build the foundations of an exciting and dynamic career.
Before your departure you will receive the tools to help you prepare for your time in Jakarta. Once you arrive, you will join a thorough orientation and have the chance to meet other interns, as well as local students. You will be accompanied to work on the first day and then, for the duration of the program, will be invited to networking events and capacity building opportunities, including one-on-one sessions to help you position yourself to take advantage of opportunities in the region.
"My experience was so valuable and inspiring. I got a really rich cultural experience, immersing myself in the language, work life, food, history and people.
My internship site was the perfect place for me to gain professional experience as the work was stimulating, exciting and always changing and I felt like a valuable team member throughout. The career opportunities that have opened as a result of my experience in Jakarta are amazing, and I can't imagine not having done my internship in Indonesia."
This internship program is open to students from any discipline and Indonesian language skills are not required.
Dates:Mon 22nd October 2018 to Friday 1st March 2019
( Flexible 4 - 12 weeks within these dates )
Your internship will take place in Jakarta, where you will work at your host organisation from approximately 9am-5pm each day, although work hours can vary depending on the organisation.
Nature of Work
The work given to you will be based around your skills and agreed role in the organisation. At the conclusion of your placement/s you will give a presentation attended by your managers.
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:
Prices vary depending on the duration of your internship.
4 weeks: $2950
6 weeks: $3500
8 weeks: $3650
12 weeks: $4350
Optional: 1 week Language course in Yogyakarta, click here for further information.
The Program fee includes:
Internship tailored to your studies and interests
Pre-departure support and in-country orientation
Accommodation for the duration of the program
Selected group meals
All transportation for group activities
Activities, networking events and a weekend trip
One-on-one career mentoring sessions
24/7 in-country support during your internship
Free Deakin insurance
The Program fee does not Include:
Passport and Visa Costs
Gifts (we recommend you bring some inexpensive gifts to give to your buddies and hosts.)
• You may be eligible for an interest-free OS-HELP loan of up to $7,880.
• You may be eligible to receive a travel grant* of $3000 through the New Colombo Plan (NCP). To be eligible for this, you need to be an Australian citizen, under 28 years old, undertaking the program for credit or as a compulsory part of your degree and not have received a previous NCP funding. *Travel grants are limited
• You may also receive a very basic living allowance from your host company but please do not rely on this as your source of income while in country.
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: 5th December 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.
Important to note:
• Preferred dates are negotiable with your host organisation.
• Travel insurance is provided by Deakin for the length of the program plus 10 days of leisure travel before or after the program. Students travelling more than 10 days beyond the program dates will need to pay for additional coverage.
• Students must register for the free Deakin travel insurance.
• The OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process so payment deadlines must be met regardless of the status of your loan.
• The program deposit and fee will be paid directly to International Internships.
• By applying for this program, you are acknowledging that you have read and agree to International Internships’ Booking Conditions.