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?

Program 1: Individual Internship

Students will be placed with an organisation located in Jakarta. 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

Program 2: Team Internship

Students will be placed with an organisation located in Jakarta. On a Team Internship you will be an integral part of a small multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural team of students working together to deliver a project for a highly-regarded Indonesian organisation. Your internship is still tailored to your area of study and preferences.

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

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact International Internships for visa and immigration information.

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 between AUD $3,600 - $5,000 depending on the type of internship program and length.

More information on what is included in the program fee can be found on the host program website.

This cost includes:

  • Internship placement service
  • Accommodation for the duration of the program
  • Airport transfers (nominated arrival/departure date only)
  • Cultural activities
  • Indonesian language & culture training lessons
  • Professional seminars
  • Virtual Networking opportunities
  • Career development workshops
  • 24/7 support

Several cultural and social events will be included in the program. Examples include visits to sites of cultural significance, such as Jakarta’s Old City or largest Mosque, and evenings with karaoke or watching a popular local film. As with the other events, these will be attended by local students where possible, ensuring that they support students’ immersion in Indonesian culture and help them to build local friendships.


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.

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

Eligible students may be granted funding valued at $3,250 AUD for in-person Internships.

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.  

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: 14 April 2024
Host: rolling from 6 March 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: Indonesia
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