International Internships has been working with most Australian Universities and leading Indonesian organisations to facilitate high quality in-country and online internships, for over 15 years.

Our mission is to facilitate meaningful experiences that inspire students to grow as people and kick start their career. 
Our role is to expose students to genuine challenges and real opportunities for growth, through highly tailored programs.
Our priorities are innovation, sustainability, intercultural understanding, social impact and real relationships. 

What can I participate in?

Online Individual Internship

On an Individual Internship you work independently, like a regular employee of your host organisation, closely supported by your colleagues and the International Internships team. When you apply you can express interest in any of our Advertised Positions or, just ask us to work with you to find the perfect internship.

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

  • Architecture & Construction
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Construction & Architecture
  • Design & Creative Industries
  • Engineering
  • Environmentalism & Sustainability
  • Health
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Media & PR
  • 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.

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 with an Indonesian host organisation tailored to fit you.
  • Immersion orientation and Indonesian language session
  • Professional workshops with international experts
  • Virtual visits to major tourist sites
  • Online classes with instructors in Indonesia
  • Cultural sessions including cooking classes, movie nights, history lectures and book-club discussions.
  • Scheduled weekly check-ins
  • Certificate of Completion

Social and cultural events are part of your online program, they include interactive cooking classes, movie nights, history lectures and guided virtual visits to major sights like Borobudur.

You'll also join in online events including language lessons, networking events, seminars with international experts and professional development workshops to help you develop your skills.


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.

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. 

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: 14 April 2024
Host: rolling from 13 April 2024

Program Dates

Start date: 16 June 2024
End date: 21 July 2024

Start and End dates will differ depedent on internship location and type. Students are only permitted to participate in the 4 or 6 week duration.

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