FAQs FOR FELLOWS

What kind of internship opportunities exist in Indonesia?


There is a wide range of opportunities in both the corporate and nonprofit world. We can work with you and your school to determine what best suits your personal and academic goals.




What kind of students are companies/organizations looking for?


Organizations are looking for motivated and committed young people, with an open-mind and desire to learn, the ability to work independently and adhere to core values of respect and honesty.




What is the cost of interning in Indonesia?


The cost of living in Indonesia during a 4-8 week period of time depends on where you will live as an intern and your general lifestyle choices. If you find an independent accommodation in Jakarta and you decide to go to expensive restaurants, life can be expensive. If we find a host family solution, room and board will be covered. Transportation is generally not expensive, but if you decide to travel in Indonesia on your own, that will add to your expenses. Total cost can be anywhere between $1,500-$3,000 including air travel.




How are Padi internships different?


Padi is interested in deepening the process of learning which is why we work to bring a greater measure of reflection, intention- and goal-setting for candidates. Padi also cares to complete internships that have a real and positive impact on the host organization, which is why Padi works hard during the pre-internship stage, to clarify goals, design an effective program, and SMART goals. Throughout the program, Padi stays closely engaged with interns and their mentors to provide assistance and support to their professional and personal wellbeing.




What are typical Padi internships?


Our Padi team has a wide and diverse network of companies and people who can work with you on designing the best program for you. In the past, we have had fellows working on social enterprise, start-up, field and video journalism, climate change, marketing, women empowerment, education and others.




Are Padi internships paid?


International students are not allowed to be paid but we can support their effort to secure outside funding and school credit. We can offer assistance in providing home stays and room and board.




How long are the internships?


International students can have full-time internships for 6-8 weeks. Most students choose to stay for up to 8 weeks. It is possible to arrange internships for up to to six months.




How are candidates selected?


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Once received, Padi initiates a dialogue with candidates and opens up an independent dialogue between the candidate and the host organization to assess interest and applicability. Successful internships are those where candidates and organizations have a free and open disucssion about their intentions and goals. We strive to create balance between the volunteer learning goals and the needs of the host organization.




What happens after the internship is over?


Before interns leave their programs, we encourage them to give a presentation on their accomplishments. We help them prepare a "deliverable" depending on their career and academic objectives. In addition, the Padi team stays closely engaged with its fellows to support their growth after the program by providing feedback, networks, recommendation letters and whatever else is needed for the success of our interns. We believe in long-term relationships and success.




Are there fees for applying?


There is no application fee but there is a fee for a successful matching and completion of the application process. The fee of $200 goes toward covering expenses associated with vetting candidates, background checks, local arrangements, individual program preparation, airport pick up, and other expenses.




Can more than one candidate apply and be assigned the same program?


Depending on the particular program, it is possible to have more than one volunteer working on the same project. If there are 2 or 3 candidates who want to come as a group, accommodations will be made for these candidates to be assigned the same project or same location.





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