ACICIS Journalism Professional Practicum in Jakarta

We're offering New Zealand journalism students and recent journalism graduates an opportunity to attend the Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) Journalism Professional Practicum in Jakarta.

The six-week study programme is held in January/February each year. It consists of two weeks’ language training and seminars, followed by practical work placements with media organisations. It is rated highly by past attendees.

2014 ACICIS interns Kate Davidson and Fiona Thomas (back row left and centre respectively) with localsWhat we provide

The Asia New Zealand Foundation is offering two grants, each worth NZ$6000, toward participants' course fees (AU$3000), travel costs and accommodation. New Zealand journalism students and graduates are eligible to apply.  You need to be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident to apply for these grants.

How to apply

You will need to complete the ACICIS JPP application form and send it to the Asia New Zealand Foundation. The form is quite substantial and requires you to obtain references and passport photos, so allow yourself adequate time to complete it. 
Note: You DO NOT have to pay the AUD$350 application fee to submit your application to the Foundation, or complete the payments section on page 2 of the form.
Applications close at 5pm on Monday 15 September 2014.
Send to:
Rebecca Palmer
Media Adviser
Asia New Zealand Foundation 
PO Box 10 144
Wellington 6143
New Zealand
Courier address:
Level 16
Fujitsu Tower
141 The Terrace
Wellington 6143

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 telephone before the Foundation forwards successful applications to ACICIS for final approval.

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Read about the experiences of previous participants:

If you need further information, please email Rebecca Palmer at or phone 04 470 8701.

Last updated: 23 May 2014