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Team Internship 2

On this program you will complete your three-week internship in the bustling metropolis of Jakarta, but also have the option of spending a week in Yogyakarta, the cultural capital of Indonesia, beforehand. This program will give you an in-depth and balanced insight into the real Indonesia, even over four short weeks. Contact us and we may be able to help you work with your university to get credit for this program.



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. Read more about Yogyakarta here.


Our week in Yogyakarta will be all about cultural immersion and will likely include:

  • Introductory language classes to help you get around (or suited to your level if you’ve got more experience)
  • Seeing the sights, including Borobudur 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
  • Learning about the arts and crafts of 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 is the capital of Indonesia and is a huge city, with an estimated population of around 20 million people in the greater city area. Indonesia’s strong economic growth in recent times has led to a rapid transformation of Jakarta and today there is incredible wealth alongside abject poverty in many areas of the city. The rapid growth has brought many challenges, including the infamous traffic, but Jakarta is definitely a place on the move and has an amazing buzz! Read more here.

The Internship

In Jakarta you will complete a project-based internship as part of a group comprised of other participants in the program and local Indonesian university students. Each group can be made up of students from the same or different disciplines and we always endeavour to match the activities of host organisations with the area of study and interests of the group members. Previous hosts have included ANZ, Air Asia, BDO (large accounting firm), Sahabat Cipta (a not-for-profit), The Victorian Government Business Office, Trade and Investment Queensland, Amartha Microfinance, the Human Rights Working Group, BINUS International, Legal Aid Indonesia, Lippo Karawaci construction and more.

The host organisations will be closely involved in the recruitment process, so make sure your CV is in order and be ready to be called on for a Skype interview if requested. The placement process can take a while, but we will be in regular contact with you throughout, to keep you updated and to get your input whenever needed.

Building Your Skills and Contacts for Your Career

During your three weeks in Jakarta you will have a lot of opportunities to hone your professional skills and make connections for your future career. These activities will likely include:

  • An “Introduction to Business in Indonesia” session, where you will learn the protocols of business in Indonesia and have a chance to hear from some seasoned professionals
  • Evening networking events with international Business Councils (such as the Indonesia Australia Business Council), Chambers of Commerce and expatriate organisations
  • Workshops to help you perfect your public speaking style and help with CVs and cover letters
  • Individual counselling sessions regarding your career, especially in relation to Indonesia and Asia more broadly

Weekends and Evenings

On one of the weekends in Jakarta you have the option of joining us for a trip out of Jakarta to the countryside, mountains or a small island nearby. We will also organise optional activities on some evenings, but you will have plenty of opportunity to do your own thing and we can provide lots of guidance and advice, so just let us know if there’s something you’d really like to do in Jakarta.


You will be living at BINUS Square, the secure and comfortable accommodation of Bina Nusantara University (BINUS), a partner of the program. Staff from both BINUS and International Internships will also be there to help provide guidance for your internships and offer 24/7 support.



  • Yogyakarta (Optional) – Intro to Indonesian Language & Culture
    Sunday 12 January 2020 until Saturday 18 January 2020
  • Jakarta – Team Internships
    Saturday 18 January 2020 until Saturday 8 February 2020



Anyone can apply for this program, provided you are over 18 and willing to work in a team.


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