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6 Reasons You Should Intern in Indonesia

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If you know this sprawling nation for its popular paradise island Bali, you might think of it as more a holiday than an internship destination. Sure, the tropical landscape, stunning beaches and abundance of things to do don’t scream ‘work experience’, but it is possible, and it’s one of the most exciting and promising destinations of 2018. Indonesia’s huge population, growing economy and abundant natural resources are putting the nation on the map as more than just a holiday destination – and now’s the best time to get in.  


explore IndonesiaVariety 

Comprising of more than 17,000 islands of varying sizes, Indonesia is the largest, most diverse archipelago in the world. It’s home to over 250 million people, 245 religions and 300 languages and dialects. The landscape of Indonesia is just as varied as its people; volcanoes, mountains, waterfalls, lakes, beaches, bustling cities and more – Indonesia has it all. So, whether you’re looking for a city or nature-based internship, there is something here for you.



Though Indonesia doesn’t tend to rank at the top of people’s internship destination list, there’s no reason it shouldn’t. Its rapid rate of development gives reason to believe that it’s just a matter of time until Indonesia becomes South East Asia’s next ‘it’ destination for internships and professional work experience abroad. As the nation develops, an increasing number of exciting opportunities are becoming available for foreign students in local start-ups, marketing agencies, hotels and more. Choose Indonesia as your internship destination now and get a step ahead of the crowd!


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An internship abroad isn’t all about the 9-5. In fact, your experiences outside the workplace will be equally as rewarding and beneficial as those within. It’s good to get out and explore as much as possible during your free time, and what better place to do it than Indonesia? With so many different islands to choose from, no matter what kind of break you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it here.

Whether you’re based in Bali or Yogyakarta, peaceful islands, bustling cities and famous temples are all within reach. Choose Indonesia as your internship destination, and you’ll get to explore more than you could possibly imagine without having to cross borders or apply for visas. What more could you want?


Indonesia culture Culture

Indonesia is home to an array of interesting cultures and minority people that you won’t find elsewhere. By interning here, you’ll gain an authentic insight into different ways of life and cultural habits as well as a long and interesting history that’s shaped the nation today.

Part of what makes Indonesia so special is the people; known for being some of the friendliest in the world, they’ll make your experience even more memorable and rewarding.


The Language

Since the start of China’s economic boom, millions of foreigners have flocked to China to learn Mandarin. As the Indonesian economy continues to grow, it won’t be long until we see a similar thing happening across the archipelago. So, soon enough the demand for people who speak and understand Bahasa Indonesia will increase. Intern in Indonesia now, and benefit from the opportunities that are sure to arise.

We shouldn’t fail to mention that the language is far easier than other Asian languages; it has no tones, uses the roman alphabet and has a simple grammar system that makes mastering the language an attainable goal.


internship in YogyakartaCost of Living

As a developing nation, the cost of living in Indonesia is relatively low in comparison to more developed China and Japan. Internships in most destinations are unpaid, so if you’re looking to intern abroad on a budget, Indonesia is a great choice. Here, you can eat delicious local dishes for as little as $2, get around the city for $0.50, and get a local beer for $2.50. What’s more the appealing climate, stunning scenery and abundance of outdoor activities make it easy to get out and explore without spending a penny. Even on a tight budget, you can live a comfortable life in Indonesia, making the perfect destination for an internship abroad.  


Interested in interning in one of the worlds' most diverse and culturally rich nations? Get in touch with YPI today to find out how they can help!

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