ACICIS journalism
professional practicum

The Asia New Zealand Foundation supports New Zealand journalism students, and recent journalism graduates, to attend the Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) Journalism Professional Practicum in Jakarta, Indonesia.

About the programme

The ACICIS programme typically consists of two weeks’ intensive Indonesian language training and seminars, followed by a four-week supervised industry placement with local or international media or communications organisation operating within Indonesia.

The next application round will open in late 2022

What we provide

The Asia New Zealand Foundation will pay the ACICIS fees for a New Zealand participant (worth approximately NZ$3900).

Due to Covid-19, this internship will be held online and the participant will be paid a living wage. Expenses such as the purchase of laptops are not covered.


You must be:

  • A New Zealand journalism graduate or student enrolled in a current journalism course. We will also consider applicants who are able to demonstrate a track record in journalism (e.g. interviewing others for news stories)
  • A New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.


Participants will be need to meet the requirements for a virtual internship as outlined by ACICIS on this page. 

Reporting requirements

Foundation grantees are expected provide reports 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. 

Grantees are required to write a 600-word article (with photos) on their experience (to be submitted during or no longer than one month after returning from the programme), that will be published on the Foundation’s website.

All participants will be required to agree to our standard terms and conditions for Asia New Zealand Foundation funding recipients.


How to apply

The next application round will open in late 2022

Selection process

The Foundation will do an initial assessment of the applications. Candidates will then be shortlisted by a panel consisting of Foundation staff and external media experts.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by Zoom before the Foundation forwards the successful application to ACICIS for final approval.


If you need further information, please email Graeme Acton ([email protected]) or phone (04) 470-8706.