The ACICIS Virtual Professional Practicum Programs are high-quality, intensive academic study programs delivered virtually from Indonesia for Australian and international university students.

What can I participate in?

ACICIS offer the following internship opportunities:

The ACICIS Virtual Professional Practicum program runs for twelve weeks. The first three weeks of the program consists of an Indonesian Language course offered intensively (Monday-Friday). This is followed by your professional placement (internship) 1-2 days per week, taken alongside regular studies for semester 2, 2021. 

As this experience impacts on semester 2, 2021 teaching period, applicants must be eligible for credit, as approved by their UQ Faculty (see 'Credit for Internships' tab for more information). 

What did past students say about the ACICIS Virtual Professional Practicum?

Campbell Martin, Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Virtual Development Studies Professional Practicum 2021

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ Domestic and Virtual Internship Eligibility Criteria and any other criteria as outlined by the host organisation. Students must apply to both UQ and ACICIS via the links below.

Apply to UQ  Apply to host 


Costs & Inclusions

AUD $3,000 (including the $300 administration fee) for UQ students.

This cost includes:

  1. Application review and credit approval facilitation
  2. Placement host organisation matching and placement setup
  3. Comprehensive pre-program information and support
  4. Pre-program online networking event with other program participants
  5. Orientation session
  6. Intensive Indonesian language training
  7. Seminars, tutorials and virtual field trips/case studies led by industry experts and practitioners
  8. Supervised profession placement
  9. High-quality academic supervision and mentorship


New Colombo Plan Virtual Mobility Grant

Two AUD$3,000 New Colombo Plan Virtual Mobility Grants are available for eligible for ACICIS Journalism Professional Practicum students. 

This funding is administered by ACICIS. Students must submit their application to ACICIS. 

Short-term Experiences Grant

When you submit your application to the Internships and Global Experiences team, you are automatically considered for a Short-term Experience Grant. There is no additional application required. Applicants will need to submit supporting documentation (host acceptance, bank details) by the relevant deadline.  

This grant is not guaranteed even if all selection criteria are met. Students who are due to graduate at the end of semester 1, 2021 will not be eligible for this grant. 

Credit for Internships

As this experience impacts on semester 2, 2021 teaching period, the following Faculties have agreed to support the experience for credit: 

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Business, Economics & Law

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. The Global Experiences Team is unable to provide further advice regarding internships for credit. If you are interested in seeking credit, please refer to the Credit for Internships page for more specific details.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 30 April 2021
Host: 15 April 2021

Program Dates

Start: 28 June 2021
End: 17 September 2021


Fast Facts

Type: Work Integrated Learning
Mode: Internship
Location: Virtual
Credit: For-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate

Internship Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.

Information Sessions