International Internships have been facilitating in-country and online internships for over 15 years, but we are always growing and changing as the environments in which we work grow and change.

We work with individual students, as well as educational institutions, commercial organisations and NGOs, to facilitate internships, study intensives, immersion and unit-based programs, along with providing career mentoring, professional skills development, cross-cultural communication and language training.

Virtual Mobility programs by International Internships offer amazing opportunities to work remotely with an Indonesian organisation, providing an experience that puts your skills into practice and can give you a solid edge in the employment market.

International Internships have a range of 5-week international internships from a number of fields including:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Health
  • International Studies
  • Law

What did past students say?

Cindy - Bachelor of International Studies

I feel that interning has been on the most challenging and yet exciting abroad experience I've participated in. There were the challenges of complete cultural immersion that took some getting used to, especially in regards to cross-culture communication in the workplace. Indonesia is so diverse and picturesque, and there is too much to see in just six weeks. So I hope to be back to finish discovering Indonesia! Overall, I'm grateful for having had this opportunity and I recommend anyone that is considering it, to just take a chance and do it, you won't regret it.”

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 are required to apply to both UQ and International Internships via the buttons below.

  1. Submit an application to the Internships and Global Experiences Team and
  2. Submit an application to International Internships

Students will receive access to their Internships Workflow once their application is approved by the Internships and Global Experiences Team. 

Apply to UQ  Apply to International Internships  


Costs & Inclusions

AUD $2,450 is the program fee for UQ students. This program fee includes:

  • Minimum 25 hours per week of remote work-based experience for 6 weeks
  • Tailored internships – our consultants work with you to arrange an internship to suit your skills, studies and career aspirations
  • Cultural activities like dance classes, batik workshops, guided virtual tourism visits, movie and book night discussions, interactive Indonesian cooking classes and more…
  • Language lessons, including Indonesian workplace culture and remote working skills
  • Professional seminars with experts from industry-relevant organisations (government bodies, NGOs, commercial organisations and local universities)
  • Virtual networking opportunities to encourage you to develop your people-to-people relationships and build your own professional network
  • Career growth and development workshops to help with your CV, interview techniques and online professional profiles
  • Support from the International Internships team throughout (video/phone/email/text) including scheduled catch-ups providing direction, assistance, support and advice


New Colombo Plan Virtual Mobility Grant

Eligible students are considered for one of four AUD$2,000 New Colombo Plan Virtual Mobility Grants for International Internships Virtual Mobility Programs. 

When you submit your application to the Internships and Global Experiences team, you are automatically considered. 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 2, 2021 will not be eligible for this grant. 

Credit for Internships

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 September 2021
Host: TBC

Program Dates

Start: TBC
End: TBC


Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: Virtual
Credit: For-credit or Not-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

International Internships Virtual Mobility Programs | April 2021  | Session recording

International Internships Virtual Mobility Programs | October 2020  | Session recording