KPMG internship, Indonesia

KPMG Indonesia and the Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono are excited to announce an internship for third and fourth year undergraduate/post-graduate students who are studying economics or related fields.

The internship will take place over two months between December 2023 and February 2024 at KPMG Indonesia’s office in central Jakarta.

One intern will be selected for this programme. During the internship, the intern will be provided with assignments or meaningful work in the Tax–Transfer Pricing Team.

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

The aim 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, place and culture of the host country.

In addition to having the skill sets and interests relevant to KPMG in Indonesia (see below), applicants will need to be adaptable, confident and have a strong interest in pursuing a career involving the Asian region.

Applications for this opportunity are now closed.

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 be given meaningful work relevant to their area of study and a mentoring supervisor who will be assigned to monitor their professional development.

 Key responsibilities

Tasks will include:

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

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.

What's covered

The Foundation will cover the cost of :

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


Applicants must be:

  • New Zealand citizens or have permanent resident status
  • due to complete a commerce degree (majoring in economics, finance, accounting, business or other relevant field) by November 2024
  • in good health
  • adaptable, mature, reliable and resilient
  • interested in pursuing a career involving Indonesia and the wider Asian region.

 Ideal candidates need to have:

  • some understanding of the history and culture of Indonesia.  
  • solid research and analytical skills
  • high motivation and eagerness to learn
  • an open-minded outlook.

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

Key dates

  • Applications have now closed
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified by the end of August 2023
  • 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 mid-September 2023
  • All selected interns will be supported to attend a group induction day in Auckland in late November 2023
  • The internship will take place between December 2023 and March 2024

Terms and conditions

Applicants should be willing to:

  • take out appropriate travel insurance (subsidised by the Foundation)
  • participate in Foundation professional development activities and networking events after they return.

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 provide two reports (a web article and a final report) on their experience. They are also expected to seek opportunities to share their internship experiences on returning to New Zealand, and to remain engaged with the Asia New Zealand 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 or within two weeks of returning) and write a final three-page report evaluating the internship experience at the end of the programme.

How to apply

Applications for this opportunity are now closed.


If you have a question about the internships, please first check our 'What you need to know' page and if your question is not answered there, email the Foundation’s project officer (internships) Joyce Bonde.