Internship in Indonesia

Indonesia overview

Indonesia is a captivating country featuring stunning beaches, tropical rainforests, and spectacular displays of volcanoes. Holding the top spot in Southeast Asia for the largest economy, Indonesia is an ideal destination to develop yourself professionally. With an Indonesia internship through AIP, you have the opportunity to work in a first-class company while taking in all the beautiful sights of this country.

Indonesia provides great opportunities to acquire international working experience for students and young professionals, which is beneficial to further your career. You will be highly valued if employers see that you’ve completed an international internship in Indonesia. Going abroad to intern in Indonesia will not only increase your skills and knowledge but also your professional network. Upon completion of your Indonesia internship, numerous doors will open for your professional career.

Currently, for our Indonesia internship, we are offering 2 programs:

  • Bali Internship
  • Jakarta Internship

Choosing to come to Indonesia to acquire international work experience is a great opportunity for any young professionals and students. The country is one of the emerging Asian markets and is undergoing major economic development, with businesses booming. An Indonesia internship is sure to provide you with extensive learning opportunities and will help accelerate your professional career. The major industries to pursue your internship in Indonesia are Engineering, Manufacturing, and Hotel & Tourism.

Being partnered with a wide range of companies in numerous industry fields, AIP offers internships in Indonesia that can guide you on the path to success in your future career. Our network of partner companies includes multinational corporations, emerging startups, and exciting non-profit organizations. Whether you are looking for an internship during the summer or winter, we can accommodate your requirements as our application period is open all year round.

Internship in Bali

Bali Overview

Bali is a province of Indonesia consisting of the island of Bali and a few smaller neighboring islands. Located on the east of the island of Java and with Denpasar as its provincial capital, it is also the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia.

The island of Bali has a population of about 4.225 million (2014), and to the aspiring intern who is also a lover of art, it has so much to offer; for the people are well known for their highly advanced arts, such as painting, sculpture, metalworking, leather, music, and poetry.

Internship Opportunities in Bali

Due to the fact that Bali is a popular tourist location, its economy is mainly based on tourism and agriculture.

With tourism-related businesses making up 80% of its economy, the tourism/hospitality industry is now the largest single industry in Bali in terms of income.

Thus, there are many opportunities, and also many companies in this sector where a student or young professional can do an internship to gain experience.

Bali’s real estate industry has been on the rise, and not surprisingly so, given the level of tourism in the area.

On the southern parts of the island which are also the main tourist areas, such as Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Bukit peninsula, etc., there are lots of 5-star projects and expensive properties being developed, with many real estate agencies also being established to oversee the development, sales and rent of these projects. So this is good news for you if you would like to pursue a Bali internship in real estate.

Bali Attractions

As the most frequented holiday location in the Indonesian archipelago, Bali no doubt has many attractions to offer, and these include exotic temples and palaces, beaches, resorts, yoga and meditation retreats, a great biodiversity of marine species, pristine jungles, and so on.

Internship in Jakarta

Jakarta Overview

Just on the Northwest Coast of Java, the most populous island in the world, lies Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital city and also its largest, inhabited by about 10 million people (2014).

Not surprisingly, Jakarta has always been Indonesia’s center of culture, politics, economics, trade, and finance, and has also more recently become recognized as a notable industrial city and a center for learning.

Over the years, the city has had its language, architecture, and cuisine influenced by a diverse mix of cultures, including Chinese, Indian, European, Javanese, Arab and Malay, making it quite an interesting place for you to be.

Internship Opportunities in Jakarta

As the capital city, Jakarta holds many promises for students or young professionals who wish to gain some international work experience in a major economic city in Asia through our Asia Internship Program.

It boasts of many companies in different key industries, and many of these companies are willing to work with young talents from abroad.

In the manufacturing industry, for example, there are several margarine and soap factories, iron foundries, breweries, textile mills, sawmills, and so on.

Things like glassware, wire cable, aluminum, and even automotive products are also manufactured. Some notable companies in this sector include PT. United Can Company Ltd., and PT. Kangar Consolidated Industries.

In several other industries, such as the engineering industry, and the hospitality and tourism industry, there are also many other reputable companies where young professionals like you can serve as interns in order to broaden their experience.

Jakarta Attractions

In terms of sights and attractions, Jakarta does not disappoint.

There are colorful arts and festivals, numerous museums, theme parks, and a cultural center which provides facilities for traditional classical art performances, theaters for concerts and modern plays, and a planetarium.

So your life as an intern in Jakarta promises to be exciting.  

Internship experience in Indonesia

Pursuing an international internship in Indonesia will provide you with a completely unique and valuable experience. With a taste of big city life in Jakarta and white sandy exotic beaches in Bali, you will be able to witness first hand what it is like to live and work in this incredible country. Indonesia is made up of a cocktail of cultures with major influences from India, China, and the Middle East.

During free time away from your internship, you will have the chance to explore all of the beautiful sights that Indonesia has to offer. A few must-see landmarks during your internship in Indonesia is Tanah Lot which is a famous rock formation off the coast of Bali, Mount Bromo which is home to the Krakatau volcano, and the crystal blue waters at the Gili Islands that are the ultimate paradise. These are just a few famous places to visit but we encourage you to create your own memorable experience in Indonesia.

Salary & Cost

Although most Indonesian companies will offer to cover transportation or accommodation costs for you to compensate for the absence of monetary benefits, there are a few exceptions where specific skills or knowledge are in high demand. With or without your receival of financial reimbursements from your host company, we highly advise you to budget your expenses properly!

Your overall spending varies depending on your lifestyle and where you are during your internship in Indonesia. In Jakarta, where modern shopping malls, high-end restaurants, and unique attractions are, you can expect the cost of living there to be pricey. If that does not interest you, move further to the right to Bali and you will find absolutely everything at least 10 times more cost effective.

Even so, the standard cost of living in Indonesia is considered to be one of the lowest in southeast Asia through our Asia Internship Program. This means that if you correctly manage your finances, you can be spending your holidays going on several trips in Indonesia! Ultimately, the archipelago country is known to be one of the best places on the planet to engage in adrenaline-inducing outdoor activities and enjoy some of the most stunning getaway destinations… whether that be on top of the mountains, in the forests, or by the sea.

Indonesia accommodation

  • Furnished accommodation
  • Free Hi-Speed Wifi access
  • Close proximity to the workplace (within 1 hour or less)
  • Accessible by public transport
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Visa information

Indonesia offers a Social Cultural Visit Visa, which allows applicants to enter with a single-entry for social/cultural visits, exchange between educational institutions, undertaking research, and attending training programs.

The Social Cultural Visit Visa will allow you to stay for up to 60 days, and an additional 4 months extension is possible. Extensions can be applied for and obtained in Indonesia from the local immigration authorities. Visa fees and requirements vary by country, so please check with your local Indonesian Embassy to make sure you are able to apply for this visa.

Apply online and our staff can help you further in regards to your visa eligibility for Indonesia.

Note: Immigration laws are updated frequently, so the above text may be subject to change.

Our process

1. Apply
Click "Apply Now", fill the form and schedule an interview to discuss your dream internship.
2. Interview
During your interview, one of our AIP representatives will ask you questions about your background, past work experiences, internship preferences and goals.
3. Pay Deposit
If you are officially accepted into AIP, you will be asked to confirm your spot in our program with a deposit fee.
4. Placement
Our experienced placement team will match you with your ideal host company and arrange an online interview for you with them.
5. Final Payment
Once your internship has been accepted by yourself and the host company, you will be invoiced for the final payment which will officially confirm your placement.
6. Prepare
After your payment confirmation: For remote internships: We will put you in contact with your host company so that you can start to work right away on your internship. For all the other AIP programs: We will assist you in the visa application process, as well as arranging airport pickup and accommodation (if applicable).
AIPx might be a suitable option for those that are in a hurry. Via AIPx, we will have a confirmed interview for you within 21 working days (The normal process can take up to 8 weeks).
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