KPMG internship, Indonesia

KPMG Indonesia and the Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono are excited to announce an internship for final year undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates who have or are studying towards a degree in economics or related fields.

The internship will take place over two months between December 2024 and March 2025 at KPMG Indonesia’s office in central Jakarta. One intern will be selected for this programme.

The intern will be provided with assignments or meaningful work in KPMG Indonesia's tax–transfer pricing team.

The purpose of the internship programme is to provide New Zealand tertiary students with an experience of working in a business environment in Asia in order to gain a better understanding of the people, places and culture of the host country.

Applications open close 8 August

About KPMG Indonesia

KPMG Indonesia is one of the largest audit, tax and advisory practices in the country, providing services to multinational corporations, joint ventures and domestic companies operating in a wide range of business sectors.

The firm works closely with clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities. It is a resource for local and international business expertise in Indonesia and provides access to KPMG's global network.

What you'll do

The intern will assist the tax–transfer pricing team to: 

  • prepare basic transfer pricing documentation based on relevant economic and accounting principles and their interplay with transfer pricing rules
  • align tax planning objectives with an organization’s business operations
  • identify ways to deal with potential transfer pricing controversies
  • participate and assisting in preparing for meetings with both internal KPMG teams and clients
  • assist in identifying potential business opportunities.


Applicants must be: 

  • New Zealand citizens or have permanent resident status
  • have or be due to complete a commerce degree (majoring in economics, finance, accounting, business or other relevant field) by November 2025
  • in good health.

Who we're looking for

Ideal candidates will: 

  • be adaptable, mature, reliable and resilient
  • be interested in pursuing a career involving Indonesia and the wider Asian region
  • have some understanding of the history and culture of Indonesia
  • have solid research and analytical skills
  • high motivation and eagerness to learn
  • be open-minded

The intern will be expected to work effectively as part of a team, sharing responsibility, providing support, communicating well and updating senior team members on progress. 

While useful, the ability to speak local language is not a requirement of this internship. 

What's covered

The Foundation will cover the cost of:

  • return airfares to Indonesia
  • accommodation
  • a stipend to cover living expenses.

The successful applicant is expected to contribute $500 of their own funds to cover some living expenses while offshore and must take out appropriate travel insurance (subsidised by the Foundation).

The Foundation and KPMG Indonesia will jointly deliver pastoral care to provide for the intern’s professional development and overall welfare.


Terms and conditions

Interns are expected participate in Foundation professional development activities and networking events after they return and seek opportunities to share their internship experience. Sharing your experience with others is an important part of this initiative as it enlightens others about the Foundation, the internship programme and developments in Asia. 

Successful applicants 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 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

To apply, please fill in our online application form.

You will need to upload a copy of:

  • your cv
  • your academic transcript
  • a cover letter outlining your motivation for applying.

Applications must be submitted by 5pm, 8 August 2024

Key dates

  • Applications close 8 August 2024.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified by mid-September.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an in-person or online panel interview to select the successful candidate.
  • The successful candidate will be advised by late-September.   
  • All selected interns will be supported to attend a group induction day in Auckland in late November 2024.
  • The internship will take place between late December 2024 and March 2025.


If you have a question about the internships, please first check our 'What you need to know' page.

If your question is not answered there, email the Foundation’s project officer (internships) Joyce Bonde: