International Internships have been operating for more than 15 years. We organise internships, work-integrated learning (WIL) placements, and study intensives in Indonesia, for Australian university students, across a wide range of discipline areas. International Internships work with individual students and educational institutions, commercial organisations, and NGOs to facilitate internships, study intensives, immersion and unit-based programs, and provide career mentoring, professional skills development, cross-cultural communication, and language training.

What can I participate in?

Online Individual Internship

The COVID-19 situation has forced organisations worldwide to adapt to remote working/learning, but the truth is businesses globally have been shifting to online technologies for years to reduce costs, deliver offsite training and support and to address concerns about environmental responsibility and corporate consumption. The commercial benefits (and huge popularity) of platforms like Zoom, Teams and Whatsapp means they’re here to stay – so the skills you develop in your online internship will work for you in the corporate world. 

International Internships online programs offer amazing opportunities to work remotely with an Indonesian organisation. You learn how to work with a remote, international team, and get real-world work experience. Put your studies into practice and gain an edge in the employment market.

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

  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Design & Creative Industries
  • Media & PR 
  • Health
  • Law
  • Architecture
  • Science 
  • Social Sciences 

Application Instructions

All applicants must meet the UQ 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



Program fee is AUD $2,000. The program fee includes:

  • Online Internship Placement
  • Immersion orientation and Indonesian language session
  • Professional workshops
  • Virtual cultural sessions such as cooking classes and visits to major tourist sites
  • Scheduled weekly check-ins
  • CV check
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Student buddies from a local Indonesian university (only if team internship)

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

Eligible students may be granted funding valued at $2,000 AUD for International Internships: Virtual Internships for Indonesia.

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, 2023 will not be eligible for this grant. 


Funding is not guaranteed even if all selection criteria are met. Funding should not be a factor when developing your budget and should only be considered supplementary financial support if awarded. 

Applicants will be considered for only one grant per application round.

Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an internship, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding page for details.

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: 21 April 2023
Host: 2 April 2023

Program Dates

Earliest start date: 19 June 2023
Latest end date: 21 July 2023


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