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Internship Program at Australian Embassy in Indonesia

About the Internship Program

The Internship Program at the Australian Embassy Indonesia provides a unique opportunity for postgraduate students to gain valuable international relations experience working in Australia’s largest overseas post. As strategic partners, Indonesia and Australia enjoy an extensive framework of cooperation and interns will gain first-hand experience in strengthening this partnership.

Internship positions will be available across a range of disciplines related to the work of the Embassy/Consulate-General including; economic and trade, political, corporate, international development and education. Interns will work closely with Australian officials as well as locally engaged staff.

Interns will be responsible for a discrete project that is meaningful to both the Embassy/Consulate-General and the intern’s learning and development. Duties may include:

  • research and reporting on various issues;
  • supporting public diplomacy campaigns and events;
  • supporting finance and corporate management;
  • reporting on development outcomes; or
  • supporting the design of development interventions.

Internship Opportunities

There are a range of internship opportunities available.  Please click on each of the internship placements below to find out more:


To participate in the program students must meet the following criteria:

  • be an Australian or Indonesian citizen;
  • currently completing or recently completed a postgraduate degree;
  • be available for the full internship period; and
  • have Intermediate English (at a minimum).

Students with a connection to Australian or Indonesian international relations are preferred.


Internships are unpaid.

Interns will be responsible for all costs associated with the internship. These may include but are not limited to: transport costs to and from the Embassy, travel and living arrangements, travel and medical insurance valid for Indonesia, passports and visas.

Internships will not guarantee any future employment rights.

Application and selection

The selection process is highly competitive with a limited number of positions available.  Applications should be thorough and demonstrate the student’s qualifications and suitability against the relevant criteria.

Please note that:

  • only those applicants short-listed for a telephone-interview will be contacted
  • should your application be successful, you will be required to complete a security/probity check before starting your internship.

Application form

For further information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section in the first instance. All other enquiries should be directed to

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