Australian Embassy
Indonesia

Internships

List of internship placements available

Advocacy and Outreach Internship

An internship opportunity exists with the Advocacy and Outreach section of the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.  The section is responsible for promoting Australia as a contemporary, creative, successful, diverse and tolerant nation; and an attractive place to study, work, visit, live and invest. This includes promoting Australia-Indonesia exchanges in the creative industries including fashion, film, visual arts, performing arts and music, as well as sport and science and innovation.

Summary of Duties

The intern will assist with:

  • Developing and implementing programs and activities targeting the creative sectors.
  • Assisting with event planning and management.
  • Liaising with various internal and external stakeholders including Australian Government agencies, the corporate sector, universities and students and those in the Creative Economy sectors.
  • Other duties as required to ensure the successful delivery of Advocacy and Outreach programs.

Desired Skills

The successful candidate will be an energetic, creative self-starter with a personal interest in cultural diplomacy. The role would suit applicants from a diverse range of educational backgrounds including international relations, arts, communications, design and public relations. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work at cultural events organised by the Embassy. They will have strong written and oral communication skills; an ability to work independently and in a team; and a willingness to learn new skills, such as in event planning.

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Aid Program Management Internship

The Economic Governance Unit is looking for an intern to work with our team of seven experienced local and Australian staff. The Unit is responsible for managing Australia’s economic governance programs implemented by one managing contractor and 17 Australian government agencies, with an annual budget of $29 million per year. Our work promotes economic partnership between Australia and Indonesia and builds the capacity of Indonesian government agencies to formulate and implement economic policies, as well as reform the public sector.

Summary of Duties

As part of a team and guided by senior staff, the intern will review activity proposals and reporting from Australian government agencies delivering activities promoting partnership and building the capacity of Indonesian government counterparts. The intern will also learn about DFAT’s risk management policies by reviewing and updating risk matrixes for economic governance programs. The internship will help to develop your aid management, teamwork and communication skills as you liaise with multiple stakeholders within a fast-paced environment.

Desired Skills

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate an educational background in economics/ development studies or a related field, with strong writing and communication skills; excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; an ability to work independently and in a team; show initiative and have a personal interest in the field of foreign aid.

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Communications Internship (Austrade)

An internship opportunity exists with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) within the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.  Austrade is the Australian government’s trade and investment promotion agency and has a team of 24 staff in Indonesia assisting Australian companies increase their business in Indonesia, and Indonesian companies grow their investment in Australia.

Summary of Duties

The intern will assist with development of content and communication strategies for sharing investment and trade opportunities more broadly within the Australian business community.  The intern will work closely with Austrade Indonesia Marketing Manager and Business Development Managers in undertaking this project, and will be expected to assist with implementation of communication strategies, including in social media.  The intern may also be asked to assist with general office duties as required.

Desired Skills

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate an educational background in marketing/communications related field, with strong writing and communication skills; excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; an ability to work independently and in a team; show initiative and have a personal interest in the field of international business.

The successful candidate must be willing to obtain an Austrade security clearance before commencement.

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Australian Consulate-General in Bali Internship
Economic and Business Internship

The Australian Consulate-General fosters Australian Small Medium Enterprise (SME) activity and investment in Bali and Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB). Officers work closely with local business associations, the Australian business community and Australian and Indonesian education institutions to identify prospects for enhancing Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Bali/NTB. Responsibilities include analysis and research into the local business environment, working with the local chapter of the Indonesia Australian Business Council and facilitating private sector partnerships in order to enhance commercial opportunities. 

Summary of Duties

As part of a team and guided by Consulate staff, the intern will work with the business community and local associations and boards to promote Australia’s strong SME influence. Research into potential growth sectors and assistance with economic diplomacy initiatives will also be required. The intern will also promote Australia’s interests at meetings and conferences, as well as with local government officials and stakeholders from the private sector. The intern will carry out research into doing business in Bali/NTB and identify areas of potential interest to guide future strategies.  

Desired Skills

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate an educational background in economic related studies, with strong research, writing and communication skills; an ability to work independently and in a team; show initiative and have a personal interest in economics and international business.

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Australian Consulate-General in Surabaya Internship

An internship opportunity exists as part of the Australian Consulate-General in Surabaya. The Consulate-General promotes business, education, people-to-people and cultural links between Australia and East Java – with a focus on enhancing trade and building economic partnership opportunities. We also work to bolster people-to-people links in the dynamic eastern region of Indonesia and provide consular and other services to Australians in East Java and Yogyakarta.

Summary of duties

The successful intern will work closely with, and provide high level support to senior staff on a wide variety of tasks. These may include, but are not limited to: assisting with the public diplomacy outreach program; research projects into trade and investment in East Java; monitoring open source media; providing timely briefings to senior staff on current events that may impact Australia’s international trade and investment policy in East Java; liaising with various agencies in the East Indonesian Government; and assisting with administrative duties such as office management, drafting formal correspondence, and consular services.

Desired skills

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate an educational background in international relations, law, social sciences, arts or related field, with strong analytical, writing and communication skills; excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; an ability to work independently and in a team; show initiative and have a personal interest in economics and international trade, and international diplomacy.

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Australian Federal Police (AFP) Jakarta Internship

An internship opportunity exists with the Australian Federal Police at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta. The role of the AFP is to enforce Commonwealth criminal law, contribute to combating organised crime and to protect Commonwealth interests from criminal activity in Australia and overseas. The AFP is Australia’s international law enforcement and policing representative, and the Government’s chief source of advice on policing issues. The AFP works closely with a range of other law enforcement and government agencies to enhance safety and provide a security regional and global environment.

The AFP in Indonesia focus on several specific criminal areas of responsibility. These include child sexual exploitation, terrorism, people smuggling, and cyber-crime.

Summary of Duties

The intern will conduct research and analysis. They will work closely with AFP officers to produce a focused case study on a particular crime type of interest. This will be a meaningful product that contributes to corporate knowledge and AFP resources at the Embassy.

Desired Skills

The successful candidate will have a personal interest in criminal law, criminology or justice studies and a tertiary education background in these areas or relevant industry experience. This will be supported by strong written and oral communication skills. The candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural team. The candidate will demonstrate an ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Initiative, confidence and innovative thinking are essential. Indonesian language skills would be an advantage.

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Corporate Internship

An internship opportunity exists with the Corporate section of the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.  The Corporate section is responsible for the management aspect of the post including Human Resources, Finance, Protocol, Consular, Property and IT.  The section services approx. 350 locally-engaged staff members and 170 Australian-based staff.   

Summary of Duties

The intern will be placed in different areas of the section during the internship period. You will get a firsthand experience on the Corporate team’s operations and provide a wide range of support including:

  • Assist with HR run programs and processes;
  • Assist with financial administration and property management;
  • Undertaking research;
  • General office duties.

You will develop your organisational and communication skills as you liaise with multiple stakeholders and clients within a diverse and fast-paced corporate environment.

Desired Skills

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate an educational background in management related field, with strong writing and communication skills; excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; an ability to work independently and in a team; show initiative and have a personal interest in the field of corporate management.

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Development Cooperation Internship

Three internship opportunities exist with the Governance and Human Development Branch of DFAT in the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.  The Branch manages the Australia Government’s aid program, including in the areas of governance, poverty and social development, education and health. The Branch also supports the policy, performance and operations of Australia’s development cooperation with Indonesia and maintains the Embassy’s humanitarian response capability.

Summary of Duties

The interns will support aid program management, help to manage policy and performance information, including undertaking research on key development policy areas; coordination across the development program, including the Embassy and with DFAT Canberra; support senior management at the Embassy to conduct official business, such as scheduling and drafting briefings for meetings; and support the Embassy’s relationships.

This opportunity will provide exposure to a wide range of development program and policy areas that the Embassy is involved with, in cooperation with Indonesian and international counterparts. It will also provide the opportunity to understand the full range of development programming undertaken by the Australian Government in Indonesia, and how this contributes to furthering Australia’s interest in the region. 

Desired Skills

The successful candidate must be currently completing or have recently completed postgraduate study in a relevant field. The intern must also be able to demonstrate strong communication skills in both written and spoken English; interpersonal skills and the ability to form productive relationships in a cross-cultural environment; ability to provide sound analysis and exercise good judgment when providing advice; knowledge of development issues relevant to DFAT and the development context of Indonesia; and administrative skills and experience, including an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

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Economic and Trade Policy Internship

The Economic Section manages Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Indonesia.  Officers in the section work closely with counterparts from the Indonesian government, as well from the private sector, in order to facilitate Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Indonesia.  Responsibilities of the section include monitoring, analysis and advice to the Australian Government on the domestic, regional and global developments affecting Indonesia’s trade and investment environment. 

Summary of Duties

As part of a team and guided by senior staff, the intern will participate on behalf of the Embassy at economic forums and conferences, as well as at meetings with Indonesian government officials and stakeholders from the private sector. The intern will also carry out research into the rules and economic developments affecting trade and investment in Indonesia, and apply her/his findings to help develop Australia’s international trade and investment policy. 

Desired Skills

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate an educational background in economic related studies, with strong research, writing and communication skills; an ability to work independently and in a team; show initiative and have a personal interest in economics and international trade.

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Education Internship

An internship opportunity exists with the Department of Education and Training in the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.  The section is responsible for government-to-government education engagement between Australia and Indonesia and deals with a range of issues and stakeholders.  The Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education and the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture are two of the main stakeholders in Indonesia.    

Summary of Duties

The intern will assist with a specific project related to education policy and research issues. This project might involve conducting independent research to source information and data analysis. This role may also provide opportunities to assist with project/event management and support general administrative duties as directed.

Desired Skills

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate strong writing and communication skills; excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; an ability to work independently and in a team; show initiative and have a personal interest in the field of education.

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Media and Strategic Communications Internship

An internship opportunity exists with the Media and Strategic Communications section of the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.  The Media and Strategic Communications section is responsible for communications, messaging and issues management within the context of whole of Australian Government Public Diplomacy in Indonesia. The Media and Strategic Communications section manages the Embassy’s social media platforms and external media management and outreach.

Summary of Duties

  • Monitor daily media and report on particular issues of interest
  • Provide media support for Embassy events
  • Assist with media releases and other publicity
  • Create content for the Embassy’s website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Undertake research in relation to media and social media in Indonesia

Desired Skills

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate an educational background in communications, journalism, digital media or design, or public relations, with strong writing skills; excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; an ability to work independently and in a team; show initiative and have a personal interest in the field of media and/or international relations.

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Political Internship

An internship opportunity exists with the Political section of the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.  The Political section is responsible for building and maintaining Australia’s political relationship with Indonesia by engaging groups including the Government of Indonesia, parliament, regional governments, civil society and academia.  The Political section advocates on behalf of the Australian Government, represents its interests to various stakeholders and reports on political issues with relevance to the Australian Government.

Summary of Duties

The intern will assist with monitoring and reporting on political developments in Indonesia, including elections, legislation and policy developments.  Regular work will include preparation of research papers on a broad range of topics.  The intern could potentially work across a range of duties including domestic politics, international relations, human rights, law and security.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to attend events including seminars, conferences and receptions related to the work of the section.  The role supports the Political section and will develop strong communication skills as the role liaises with multiple stakeholders and clients within a diverse and fast-paced policy environment.

Desired Skills

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate an educational background in international relations, law, social sciences, arts or related field, with strong analytical, writing and communication skills; excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; an ability to work independently and in a team; show initiative and have a personal interest in the field of international diplomacy.

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