Internships and Volunteering

Posted on 28 October, 2012

There are a wide range of internship and volunteer opportunities, which can be a wonderful way to immerse yourself in Indonesian culture and to build your personal and professional development. Here, we’ve listed some relevant programs and resources as a starting point for those interested.

Volunteer programs

Australian Volunteers for International Development

Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) is a DFAT initiative that supports Australians who wish to volunteer overseas, including in Indonesia. Volunteer placements are diverse and volunteers are provided with in-country support and allowances, including living allowances.

The AVID program in Indonesia is managed by two providers, Scope Global and AVI. Find out more about the programs on offer here. New roles are advertised each month.

Other resources

If you’re interested in finding out about ad-hoc volunteer and internship postings, Indonesian NGOs frequently advertise positions at the Idealist website. Idealist allows users to subscribe to a mailing list that can be used to provide an alert that relevant positions have been posted on their website.

Postings of volunteer opportunities in Indonesia are also listed at and Both websites are portals through which organisations can post available positions, and postings cover a wide range of interests including conservation, teaching, and sports.

If there’s a program, project, or opportunity you think we might have missed, let us know! Just send an email through to our Web Officer and we’ll take a look at it right away. These links don’t belong to AIYA, so make sure you thoroughly research any organisation you decide to work with, especially where you’re asked to contribute payment up front.

Last Updated 3rd April 2017.