Civil Engineering Internships in Bali
Internships in a range of civil engineering companies across the island of Bali, contributing to a wide variety of construction projects. Interns can assist from the planning stages to construction itself, with the involvement of clients and support from experienced local engineers throughout.
- Contribute to a range of stages of real-life construction projects in Bali
- Learn from an experienced local engineer, who can guide your work
- Experience the unique lifestyle and culture of Bali, one of the world’s most popular tourist islands
Type of host organizations:
- Engineering consulting companies
Civil Engineering internships in Bali place interns in a range of engineering companies across the island, contributing to a wide variety of construction projects. Interns can assist from the planning stages to construction itself, with the involvement of clients and support from experienced local engineers throughout.
This is an in-country internship, with accommodation provided. You can explore remote Engineering internships, if you are looking for an internship program that you can undertake from home.
This is an opportunity to gain real-world insight into civil, building and structural engineering, where interns contribute to real construction projects in a range of ways. Interns are able to split time between the office and job sites, helping local engineers to ensure plans are up to date and overseeing construction.
Interns assist with a range of tasks, such as:
- Gathering data
- Making calculations
- Analysing environmental impacts
- Reviewing zoning ordinances
- Determining development limitations and guidelines
- Investigating job sites
- Managing budgets and spending
- Obtaining building permits
- Preparing concept drawings
- Presenting drafts to clients
- Designing utility systems, and more
Interns on this Civil Engineering internship will be guided by local engineers, who can offer their experience in assisting where it’s needed. You may be working across multiple projects at one time for both public and private sector clients, including governments, private homeowners and international companies.
Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm. Internship tasks will be given by your senior supervisor and you will provide the necessary reports.
Civil Engineering interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
Managing construction spends, using whole life cycle costing techniques
Overseeing and supervising the installation of building systems and processes
Analyzing systems equipment and arranging replacements where necessary
Project management, liaising with engineers, builders, architects and other project teams
Attending a range of project group and technical meetings
Ensuring designs are legally compliant
Advising clients and architects on energy use and conservation of projects
Professional development opportunities:
Build your understanding of issues related to the planning and execution of construction projects
Learn to design, create and build structures efficiently, making best use of available resources and techniques
Use industry-relevant software such as AutoCAD to design the systems required for the project or use
Develop Building Information Modelling (BIM) to ensure complex construction systems are coordinated
Develop numeracy, IT and communication skills
Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.
Bali photo gallery
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It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due no less than 60 days before your internship start date.
Program Fee (USD)
|8 weeks||$2,599Equivalent to $46/day|
|9 weeks||$2,849Equivalent to $45/day|
|10 weeks||$3,099Equivalent to $44/day|
|11 weeks||$3,149Equivalent to $40/day|
|12 weeks||$3,479Equivalent to $41/day|
|14 weeks||$3,999Equivalent to $40/day|
|16 weeks||$4,359Equivalent to $38/day|
|18 weeks||$4,899Equivalent to $38/day|
|20 weeks||$5,239Equivalent to $37/day|
|24 weeks||$5,869Equivalent to $34/day|
- 24/7 in-country support
- Airport pick-up
- Program orientation
- Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
- In-country guidance for social and tourist activities
- Sourcing and securing your internship placement
- Personalization of your internship plan
- Coaching from your supervisor
- Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
- Academic credit facilitation
- International reference letter
- Certificate of Internship Completion
- Visa (if required), flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check
- Transfer back to the airport at the end of your internship program
- Optional extras, such as language lessons
- Souvenirs and leisure activities during your free time
- Personal spending money to cover basic expenses such as drinks, snacks, laundry, public transportation, and any meals not included in your Program Fee
- A deposit of $449 USD is required to secure your internship
- It is important to note that internships in Bali do not include meals and interns should budget to cover this Independently.
- Balance of your Program Fee is due 60 days before your internship start date.
- All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
- Terms and Conditions apply.
Arrival and Orientation
Internships in Bali begin every Monday and interns may choose to spend a minimum of 8 weeks, up to a maximum of 24 weeks. (Exceptions to start date availability may occur when start dates are closed due to public holiday disruptions or if the program has already reached capacity). Please note that interns are advised not to book any flights until they have first registered to confirm participation.
Airport pick up and accommodation are included in the Program Fee. The accommodation is covered from the Thursday night before the Monday start date. Interns are asked to arrive on Thursday, to allow sufficient time to rest, recover from jetlag, and become oriented before beginning the internship on Monday. We ask interns to please arrive prior to 4pm, if this is possible. It’s more pleasant to settle into your accommodation before it gets dark (which is usually about 6-7pm).
The last night of accommodation that is covered by the Program Fee is the Friday night of the final week, leaving interns to depart on Saturday morning. Extra nights of accommodation can be pre-arranged upon request and paid for separately.
The typical port of entry into the program is the Ngurah Rai International Airport (the airport code is DPS). Upon arrival, interns will be met, greeted, and transferred to the accommodation, to settle in and rest.
The following day, the procedure will be explained for the next steps, concerning your internship orientation and introductory period. The internship orientation typically takes place on the Friday (after the Thursday arrival). It covers important details for the internship, including introductions, information about culture, customs, rules, expectations, safety, language lessons, cultural excursions, and more.
If you are planning to spend time independently in Bali prior to your internship start date, and will not require an airport pick up, we can arrange an alternative pick up from another location within the Denpasar and Kuta area.
If you arrive earlier or depart later, you will be expected to pay for extra nights of accommodation. Extra nights are paid for directly to our team in Bali. Please communicate your need for extra nights in advance.
Please note that all nationalities are required to obtain a visa in advance, in order to intern in Bali. You will be guided through the visa application process by our team, once you have confirmed your participation for your chosen internship. However, you should be prepared to submit required documentation for the visa for this process.
Requirements included, but may not be limited to, valid passport information, Covid-19 vaccine certification, travel insurance, return airline tickets, and bank statements to verify financial means.
If your passport is nearing expiry, you should ensure you have it renewed in advance. Please do not purchase flights for this internship, until you have first confirmed your participation and been guided through the placement and visa process accordingly.
A Visa Agent will apply for your Visa on your behalf. For a Visa Agent Sponsorship and a stay up to 60 days (8 weeks = 56 days), the initial visa cost is approximately US$425. For internships longer than 60 days (8 weeks), each visa extension (for an additional 60 days) costs approximately US$300. Visas cannot be extended more than 2 times. The cost of the visa is not included in your internship program fee, so this must be budgeted for independently. The Visa is expected to be received via email within 10 working days (from the date of submission of the visa application). Visa applications are not processed on weekends and Indonesian public holidays. Once obtained, the visa document needs to be brought with you to Indonesia.
Note that last-minute visa application requests may require an additional fee of US$200, to cover expedited visa processing. The applicant is solely responsible for covering such costs. (The cost of all visa application fees are subject to change).
Accommodation and WiFi
All interns in Bali are conveniently accommodated in the desirable touristic areas of the island. This may include the southern beach resort areas of Seminyak and Canggu, or the artistic and cultural epicenter of Ubud. Specific accommodation arrangements are made, taking into consideration the location of assigned internship placements, to ensure that any commute time for interns is as minimal as convenient as possible. The internship accommodation is designed to offer proximity to the various amenities of Bali, such as shopping, cafes, restaurants, wellness studios, tourism operators, and more. Taxi services may also be utilised within these central areas.
The accommodation typically features shared living facilities. However, interns can expect to have their own bedroom and bathroom for privacy. Kitchenettes are not common but if they are provided, they are quite basic, featuring just a bench, refrigerator and/or stove. Most people eat out, which is very affordable, opposed to the cost of purchasing ingredients to prepare home-cooked meals. Accommodation includes WiFi but the speed can sometimes be slow (compared to what you might be used to at home). The cost of electricity is also included with the accommodation.
While some placements may be within walking distance, due to the layout of Bali’s urban and residential areas, it is normal to expect a commute to and from the internship placement. The average commute time (between accommodation and the internship placement) is approximately 20 minutes and should not be more than 45 minutes (depending on traffic). Interns should expect to budget approximately US$40 per month for transportation to and from the internship placement. Additional guidance on transportation and getting around will be provided by the local team in Bali, during your initial orientation and introductory period.
Please note that the accommodation pictured in the photo gallery of this webpage is provided as an example. Since we work with more than one apartment, the exact accommodation that you’re assigned may differ from the photos. However, you can expect a similar standard and similar amenities, to what is shown here.
It is important to note that internships in Bali do not include meals. The accommodation is unlikely to provide kitchenette facilities. Rather than purchasing ingredients to prepare home-cooked meals, it is more common to eat out (which can be very economical). Of course, there are plenty of supermarkets to shop from if one desires to stock up on some basic items.
Meals in Bali are very affordable when purchased from local establishments. Hearty, healthy meals can cost as little as US$2-3 (although you should prepare to pay more for dining within cafes or restaurants that are targeted toward tourists). Interns are recommended to avoid street food and eat hot cooked food. Staying hydrated is a must and bottled water should be consumed only (not tap water).
Balinese cuisine typically features rice in every meal. This may be accompanied by vegetables and meat or seafood. As Bali is predominantly Hindu, beef is rarely consumed. Common spices and seasonings may include galangal, ginger, shallots, garlic, turmeric, and lime.
We recommend that interns chat with their colleagues for tips on recommended eateries in their area. Locals will be proud to make recommendations and share their favorite places with you. Sharing a meal with others is a great way to connect and learn about a different culture, while also being one of the most rewarding (and delicious) aspects of international travel!
Activities and tourism
During the weekend, interns have spare time to relax and enjoy the surrounding area and attractions. Some of our favorite things to do include:
- Check out Ubud’s “arts and crafts” hub with countless galleries, artists’ workshops, shops and markets to explore.
- Tegalalang and Jatiluwih Rice Terraces - tours can be combined with trips to spice and coffee plantations where you can taste the famous Coffee Luwak (Kopi Luwak).
- Sunrise tour of Mount Batur or Mount Agung - Mount Batur (Gunung Batur) is an active volcano and can be easily climbed (up to 1,700 meters ) in under two hours. For the more adventurous, Bali’s highest peak, Gunung Agung (3,142 meters), can be conquered in around 6 hours.
- Explore Nusa Lembongan Island - just a short speed boat ride away from the mainland. The waters around the island are a marine protected area and offer world class diving.
- Visit the shores of Lake Bratan, where the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple stands - a major water temple. The temple is an hour drive from Lovina and is a great day trip, combined with Git Git waterfall.
- Visit Lombok, two hours by speedboat from Bali. Lombok is well known for the beautiful Gili Islands. Laze the day away on the white sandy beaches of Gili Meno!
Essential country information
|Currency||Indonesia Rupiah (IDR)|
Weather and climate:
Bali has a tropical climate with year round warm weather and an average temperature of 86°F (30°C). High humidity can be expected during the wet season, from October through April. The dry season is between the months of May - September and has the lowest humidity. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 75°F (24°C) to to 89°F (32°C) and is rarely below 71°F (21°C).