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 the implementation and coordination of the Australian Embassy’s Year of Australian Lifestyle campaign.  This is a major Australian outreach program. For 12 months the program will feature an aspect of Australian Lifestyle each month promoting Australia’s creative industries including fashion, film, visual arts, performing arts and music; and achievements in the fields of science and innovation.

Summary of Duties

The intern will assist with:

  • Developing and implementing the Year of Australian Lifestyle programs and activities targeting the creative sectors.
  • Promoting engagement and strong relationships between the Embassy and the various program stakeholders including internal counterparts, universities and interns, and those in the creative industries.
  • Liaising with various internal and external stakeholders including attached agencies, the corporate sector, universities and students and those in the Creative Economy sectors.
  • Maintaining the Advocacy and Outreach database.
  • Other duties as required to ensure the successful operation Advocacy and Outreach (Cultural and Creative Economy) programs.

 Desired Skills

The successful candidate will be an energetic, creative self-starter not afraid to pitch new ideas for promotional activities and events. They will be capable of making good contacts within the Indonesian creative sector, business, media and other Australian Government Agencies across the Embassy. They will be willing to learn new skills in event planning and can communicate both orally and in writing in a clear and engaging way.

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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 two managing contractors and 17 Australian government agencies, with an annual budget of $28.5 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 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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Australian Federal Police (AFP) Jakarta Internship

An opportunity exists as part of the Australian Embassy Internship Program for placement with the AFP Jakarta Office. The AFP cooperates with other Australian Government departments to ensure a whole-of-government approach to fighting crime at its source. The AFP is the first point of contact for Australian State and Territory law enforcement agencies in relation to overseas law enforcement enquiries around the world across all crime types ranging from transnational crimes to routine enquiries; international cooperation; and international coordination arrangements.

Summary of duties

The successful intern will work closely with, and provide high level support to AFP staff, both A-based and locally engaged staff on a wide variety of tasks. These may include, but are not limited to: undertaking research projects into subjects impacting the AFP within Indonesia; monitoring open source media; providing timely briefings to AFP staff on current events that may impact the AFP or other Australian law enforcement agencies;  liaising with various sections and agencies within the embassy and the wider International Law Enforcement Community in Indonesia; and assisting with administrative duties such as office management and drafting formal correspondence.

Desired skills

The successful applicant will possess strong written and oral language skills in both English and Bahasa Indonesia; have the ability to work harmoniously with team members from various backgrounds; will be able to work with limited direct supervision but also have the ability to follow direction as required; an ability to engage with key stakeholders a various levels; and be able to demonstrate initiative and a strong work ethic as well as possessing a keen interest in the law, justice and security sectors.

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Development Cooperation Internship

An internship opportunity exists with the Development Effectiveness and Humanitarian (DEH) section of DFAT in the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.  The DEH section 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 intern will 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 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 (or show a desire to obtain) strong communication skills in both written and spoken English and Indonesian; 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 represent Australia’s international trade interests 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 developing 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 Education section of 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.     

Summary of Duties

The intern will assist with policy advice, sourcing information and analysis, including data analysis, on education, training and research issues in Indonesia. 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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Human Resources Internship

An internship opportunity exists with the Human Resources (HR) section of the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.  The HR section is responsible for all aspects of the HR function at post including payroll, learning and development, terms and conditions of employment, recruitment and performance management.  The HR section services approx. 350 locally-engaged staff members and 170 Australian-based staff.   

Summary of Duties

The intern will assist with streamlining HR reporting, processes and systems; supporting HR run programs; organising different stages of the recruitment process; assist with implementing HR initiatives particularly in the social media area and provide general office assistance as required.  You will support the HR team and develop your 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 HR management, with strong writing and communication skills; strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; an ability to work independently and in a team; show initiative and have a personal interest in the fields of human resources.

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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 and high- level visits
  • Assist with drafting, producing and distributing media releases and other publicity for all areas of the mission
  • Create and adapt content for Embassy website, Facebook, Twitter and all new online platforms
  • Undertake research in relation to media operations in Indonesia
  • Provide support for high level visits by Australian ministers or the Prime Minister, including arranging media and logistics
  • Initiate promotional opportunities and work in a small team.

 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 Section 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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