internship, Indonesia

Are you looking for work experience but also keen to spread your wings and see the world? How does a three-month engineering internship with Beca in Jakarta, Indonesia sound?

The Asia New Zealand Foundation invites final year undergraduate or post graduate students in engineering who are keen to gain work experience in Asia, to apply for an internship in Indonesia with Beca over the 2019/2020 summer. Recent graduates will also be considered.

The 2019 application round has now closed for this opportunity. Please check this page again in mid-2020.

About Beca

Beca is one of Asia-Pacific’s leading professional services consultancies with 3400 employees spread across 19 offices. They have a diverse team of engineers, planners, project managers, architects, quantity surveyors, and valuers. Their Jakarta office has more than 100 employees who are working on a variety of exciting projects across the region.

For more information about Beca, visit the Beca website.

About the internship

Derryn Bracey describes his time interning at Beca

The two successful interns will be placed in Beca’s office in Jakarta. They will join a team engaged in activities across the South East Asian region, ranging from back office operations to business development at Beca. The interns will be given a specific project or meaningful work to do and will be paired with a mentoring supervisor to monitor the interns’ professional development. The internship period is for three months, starting in early December 2019 and finishing in late February 2020.

The internship will be particularly interesting for students specialising in the following fields of engineering:

  • Structural
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical.

The Foundation and Beca will support the interns to oversee their professional development and overall welfare.

What's covered?

The Asia New Zealand Foundation will cover the cost of return airfares to Indonesia, travel insurance, and an allowance to cover accommodation and living expenses. The interns will also be expected to contribute NZ$500 towards their own living expenses. Beca will assist the interns to obtain a suitable visa for the duration of the internship.


Applicants must be:

  • New Zealand citizens or permanent residents
  • in good health
  • due to complete their tertiary study by November 2019
  • adaptable, confident, mature, reliable and resilient
  • interested in pursuing a career involving the Asia region.

As English is widely spoken within Beca’s offices in Southeast Asia, it is not necessary to speak local languages.  

Term and conditions

Applicants must:

  • take out appropriate travel insurance (subsidised by the Foundation)
  • contribute a 600-word article with photographs for the Foundation’s website while offshore
  • write a final three-page report evaluating the internship experience
  • participate in Foundation professional development activities and networking events after they return from your internship.

The successful applicant will be required to agree to the standard Terms and Conditions for Asia New Zealand Foundation funding recipients.

Reporting requirements

Foundation interns are expected to provide two reports (web article and final report) on their experience, and to seek opportunities to share their experience on their return to New Zealand, and to remain engaged with the Asia New Zealand Foundation. Sharing your experience with others is an important part of this initiative as it enlightens others about developments in Asia. 

Interns are expected to write a 600-word article (with accompanying photos) on their internship that will appear on the Foundation’s website (to be submitted during the internship) and write a final three-page report evaluating the internship experience at the end of the programme.

How to apply

The 2019 application round has now closed for this opportunity. Please check this page again in mid-2020.


For more information phone BoBae Wilson on 09 369 5014.