Intern in Bali with Intern Abroad HQ, the global leader in impactful short-term internships. Programs are available from two weeks in the areas of NGO Management and Administration, Event Management and PR, Graphic Design, Tourism and Hospitality Training, Marketing and Media, Renewable Energy Engineering, Architecture and Design, Early Childhood and Primary Education, and Endangered Starling Conservation.
Internship programs in Bali begin on the first and third Monday of each month and placements are spread throughout Bali’s cultural center of Ubud, as well as northern Kuta (Canggu and Kerobokan), South Kuta (Nusa Dua) and Sanur (coastal Denpasar). Project locations are conveniently situated in areas that offer a positive learning environment, while allowing participants to make the most of the many tourism and cultural activities available locally.
NGO internships are focused on addressing social, economic and health challenges and placements in Bali offer a number of diverse opportunities. Whether assisting with an NGO focused on education or the environment, you’ll gain insight into Hindu culture while learning about the local and global challenges that face NGO management.
This unique internship placement is ideal for gaining teaching experience in a structured environment. In addition to gaining confidence in front of a classroom of intermediate and secondary school-aged children, you’ll have the opportunity to assist students with creative vocational topics related to careers in tourism and hospitality. Additional support may include an emphasis on sustainable tourism.
Interns looking to expand their early-childhood and primary teaching experience can boost their confidence and gain classroom experience within a structured environment, while gaining insight into unique Balinese culture. Educational support may include an emphasis on health, nutrition and hygiene.
The Endangered Starling Conservation program, based in Ubud, was established in 1999 to promote awareness and help save these unique birds, the Bali Myna, from the threat of extinction. This internship is suited to people who are especially passionate about ornithology and conservation. Come prepared to assist with basic bird care, data collection, and educational programs.
Ready to put your creativity into action? Marketing & Media internship placements provide the opportunity for you to proactively practice skills that are required to work in a variety of fields. From identifying marketing opportunities and developing strategies, to producing graphics and content for social media, our Bali program offers a wide range of placements that are great for self-starters.
If you’re outgoing and passionate about communications, with a flair for great organization, then an internship in Event Management & Public Relations might be right for you. The opportunity provides a unique opportunity to gain experience and discover your talents, while working creatively and independently.
Develop your professional portfolio and gain hands on experience supporting marketing, sales and design teams. If you’re motivated to evolve your skills in visual communication, then a Graphic Design internship can be a great stepping stone toward achieving your goals.
Do you have an interest in environmental issues? Renewable Energy Engineering internships offer placements that are suited for people with an innovative spirit. Expect to encounter a focus on research, audit, consultation, and capacity development of the environment, sustainability, and renewable energy.
Enhance the knowledge and practical skills you need to start your journey towards a career in the fields of architecture and interior design, with a focus on sustainable technologies.The ability to be self-motivated, work independently and show initiative is important for this field of work.
All Intern Abroad HQ programs include a guided reflection course, which combines personal development with professional competency building. Interns receive weekly reflection modules to complete during their program, which foster the acquisition of essential soft skills for employability and a resilient career. Each reflective journaling task introduces a new topic, presents learning objectives, and provides specific prompts that inspire and guide the learning process.
Intern Abroad HQ does not award grades for the completion of our internship programs, but interns can be supported to independently arrange academic credit through their home educational provider. Upon completion of the internship duration and reflection course, interns receive a portfolio as documentation of their experience. This includes a certificate of internship completion, alongside a summary of the internship goals, skill development, highlights, and a compilation of the reflection work.
Programs begin on the first and third Monday of every month and participants may choose to spend a minimum of 2 weeks, up to a maximum of 24 weeks. All participants fly into the Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport (DPS), to be picked up and transported to the accommodation, unless alternative arrangements for an overland arrival have been made. Upon arrival, a local SIM card is provided for use in your own phone (make sure it’s unlocked for international use). Orientation is given by our local hosts at your accommodation and covers important details concerning introductions, support, culture, customs, safety, rules and expectations, things to see and do, and more.
Interns are accommodated in shared guest houses (with other interns), located in close approximately to internship placements. However, in most cases, transportation arrangements will need to be arranged in order to commute and interns should budget approximately US$15 per week for this. Additional guidance on getting to and from your internship placement will be provided by the local team in Bali. Interns can expect to share a bedroom with one or two other interns, of the same gender. Bedrooms have ceiling fans but no air conditioning. Bathrooms are shared with a warm water showers and western toilets. WiFi is available at the accommodation and there are internet cafes in town centers for higher speed connections. Purified drinking water is available in the accommodation; we do not recommend that you drink the tap water. Village life in Bali is quintessentially local and you will get a good chance to see typical Balinese life – roosters crowing and all!
Internships in Bali include breakfast served Monday through Friday, at the program accommodation. Breakfasts are mainly Balinese style dishes, which can include rice, which is a staple in the Indonesian cuisine and eaten daily. However, it may also include fresh fruit, toast, and eggs. Purified drinking water is available in the accommodation; we do not recommend that you drink the tap water. For all other meals, including during weekends, interns are free to source and prepare their own meals. There are a large numbers of supermarkets, restaurants, local warungs (restaurants) to suit all tastes and budgets. The local team can provide recommendations about great places to try. Please be sure to let us know of any specific dietary requirements that you have in advance, so that we may ensure your hosts are aware and make breakfast arrangements for you accordingly.
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- All programs attract a Registration Fee of US$299 on top of the Program Fee (partially refundable until 60 days before your start date*). A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
- * Terms and Conditions do apply
What extra costs will I have?
- Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check.
- Transfer back to the airport at conclusion of the program.
- Language lessons.
- Souvenirs + tourism/leisure activities during free time.
- Personal spending money to cover basic expenses such as drinks, snacks, laundry, and public transportation. Interns generally find US$50 per week to be sufficient.
During the weekend, interns have spare time to relax, enjoy Sanur, Ubud and Kuta, or take the opportunity to explore other parts of Bali. Our local team in Bali host a monthly gathering, which all interns are encouraged to attend, as it provides a social opportunity to meet new friends and share stories about experiences. The location of each monthly get-together is always shared with interns in-country, by the local team (usually online or via text message). In Bali, our team members include a dedicated Activity Manager, who’s available to help plan activities for interns, such as surfing lessons, hiking or cycling excursions around Mt. Batur, weekend trips around Bali, and trips to neighboring islands such as the Gili islands, Lembongan or Nusa Penida. 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!
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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).