Internship-Indonesia

Internship-Indonesia

About

Internship-Indonesia is a company headquartered in the European Union with a solid team present in Indonesia. We are a small, close-knit organization with great international experience, including many years in Indonesia itself. We recruit qualified European and world-wide university students and graduates for professional internship programs with hosting organisations located in Indonesia. We have established cooperations with leading universities, associations and corporations to become a source of highly qualified interns for hosting companies in Indonesia.

Founded
2010
Headquarters

United States

Reviews

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Anna
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I was working in Jakarta, Indonesia, as an English teacher, teaching English to adults and children of all ages. My day would start at 8am and usually finish at 5pm. I had one to three classes a day and sometimes my day also included updating the company's website and checking essays. The schedule wasn't too tight, so I still had time to relax and have lunch and coffee with my awesome colleagues.

This was my first time in Asia, and I think joining this internship was a great decision. Not only did I get to travel around and see different places, but I also got to know the local culture the way you never do if you are just visiting a country for a few days. I learned some Indonesian language and got used to the local customs. I would say this was a valuable and exciting experience I will never forget.

What would you improve about this program?
My company could have organized more leisure activity.
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Tatiana
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I really enjoyed myself during those months I spent in Eas Java. Before I started to teach, the school staff got me familiar with all the materials, syllables and environment so I felt more accustomised for my first classes. The support staff were helping me with any problems – small or big. They really took care of me. For me this experience was really enriching. I would like to continue in teaching English for at least another year. It is a great opportunity how to travel and know the culture not only from hotel room, because in class you definitely get know better the people. I would recommend this program to other people I know, who want to go abroad to a exotic country – and Indonesia has lots to offer: culture, nature and food (yummee). I felt really safe during my stay, the only thing I had to get used to was traffic and driving motorbike, but Indonesians are really friendly and nice. I felt welcomed when I came to the school. My colleagues and students were nice to me. As to what to prepare for going to Indonesia – it is good to check what vaccinations ar recommended, but from my experience I know that I didnt need any antimalarics; it did more harm than help, but that i sup to you. It is also good to learn a few phrases in Indonesian – that is what opens locals to you. And it is not that complicated language to speak. The climate in Malang is moderate – like summer in Europe, but the nights might be cold and the places higher in the mountain as well. So thats it for now. I hope this review may help someone to decide. I am definitely considering going back.

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Dea
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The best part about this internship were the relationships I was able to develop. Some of them I know I'm going to keep for a lifetime. These relationships have taught me how to talk with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

What would you improve about this program?
The length of my stay. I stayed for only 7 weeks. The program would have even been better had I stayed longer.
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Alex
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship Indonesia is a great occassion to gain new professional experience, make unforgettable friendships and experience truly amazing beauty of one of the greatest asian country. I would recommend it to anyone, who is eager for new challenges, cross - cultural cooperation and good fun with inspiring people around from all over the world. Just do it! :)

What would you improve about this program?
To create a possibility of changing your placement place during the internship (in case of longer stay).
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Timlam
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Had a great time in Indonesia working as a teacher at an Indonesian university. Directly a lot of responsibility to make the courses a success, which was very interesting. Also nice contact with the students.

My internship was located in Malang, a very nice city with a lot of activities nearby like the Bromo vulcano, Yogyakarta, Ijen vulcano and ofcourse Bali.

So just go!

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Jurgita Stasiukaityte

Jurgita Stasiukaityte, friendly called “Miss Smilley”: originally from Lithuania, although have lived in 4 different countries & travelled in 22 so far. Currently, Jurgita is the 1st year graduate student, working, volunteering and participating in various projects at the same time. She has a travel addiction, penchant for taking far too many photos and loves going on adventures & looking on the bright side.
Jurgita having a blast in Indonesia

Highlights: My placement lasted 3 months in a small company “Mahesa Company Group”, which provides construction, architecture, interior design services. The individual assignment of the placement was getting to know Mahesa’s services, analyzing the processes inside and outside the company and considering the possibilities to expand. During the whole internship period in addition to the activities within a company related to marketing and accounting I was also writing an internship report which included information about the company, its organizational structure, internal / external analysis, current situation, perspectives and econometric analysis about the factors influencing the construction work projects' profit. It helped me to answer to a question how to allocate the expenses in order to achieve the maximum profit.

The assistance from my supervisor wasn’t very large as he was busy almost all the time, but I appreciate that his encouragement to show the initiative and become a part of their team. And, even though I have not learnt something completely new in my professional field, I did improve some skills and most importantly – a way of thinking.

Living in a multicultural environment and being mostly surrounded by local Balinese citizens gave me a heavily narrated and challenging life experience. I was given a chance to become totally involved in the community I have lived in: I was staying in a Balinese house, my housemates were only Balinese people, I was working in an office where all the employees (except me and Marlinde) were Indonesian, I was eating Indonesian food in local “Warungs” all the time, I was driving a scooter, although from the first moment I learnt that none of the “normal” traffic regulations are working here… And believe me – it was much more I could have asked for! I not only learnt about new and rich culture, traditions, people, their relations, but my palate of experiences, thoughts, emotions, possibilities expanded too.

Jurgita enjoying a beautiful view in Indonesia

Morning: My typical morning in Bali began with a 7.30 o’clock cold shower (as a matter of fact, Indonesians usually do not have hot water in bathroom), a cup of Balinese coffee, various fruits and a bowl of Australian oatmeal. At 8.50 I joined the majority of approx. 1 million city dwellers on their way to work, school or Hindu temples. My means of transportation was a scooter, with which I got from my home to the office. The latter was quite small and at the first glance it had reminded me of a garage or storage, not similar to the typical European office at all. However, I got used to this odd “office atmosphere” and, to be honest, it was quite an interesting experience. Upon arrival at work I spent some time chatting with my co-worker from the Netherlands. My all other colleagues were Indonesians. Some of them were a little bit younger, others – older. Some of them could speak English pretty well, others – know only a few words… However, they all accepted me in a very friendly way and tried to make me feel like at home. For instance, they always suggested me to try some traditional Indonesian food or told me something interesting about their culture or Balinese people in general.

Afternoon: If it was a working day, at 1-2 pm I usually got really hungry and went for a lunch of “Nasi Putih” + various ingredients: vegetables, chicken, fish, egg, tofu, etc. and fresh orange / avocado juice. I love Indonesian cuisine so much and I can sincerely say that this country is a heaven for good food lovers. If it was a weekend, I mostly travelled and explored Bali and East Java. Although Bali is only a small island, but it is so diverse and full of everything: hot weather, sunshine, friendly people, charming Hindu temples, wonderful beaches, rice terraces, mountains… Also, at least once per week I went to the beach. I love sunshine, warm and soothing wind and Bali… It has the perfect conditions for that! There are so many beautiful beaches that I cannot even choose which one I like the most.

Jurgita river rafting with new friends in Indonesia

Evening: After work, I either cooked something by myself or went to eat out in one of the local canteens which are called “Warungs”. They usually offer a couple of simple dishes and are located almost everywhere. Also, it is a good place not only to eat, but also to chat on the way back from work. On weekends I usually came back from the sightseeing, took a shower and started to prepare for the night out. Night life in Bali starts late, so I usually went out around 11-11.30 pm. Mostly I went somewhere close to the heart of the main Legian’s night life area. There are so many great clubs, bars which have open air stages for live performances, many dancing floors with different kinds of music, unique decorations and much more…I can honestly say that I have never experienced such a great night life as there: I danced a lot, I met a lot of cool people and what is really fun – I experienced what does it mean to get lost in the middle of the night hundreds of times… :-)