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*ACICIS - Journalism Professional Practicum in January 2018
Jakarta, Indonesia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: January
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
January 2019 27/05/2018 31/08/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Short-term overseas study-exchange
Graduate, Undergraduate
Program Description:

Australian Consortium of In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS)

Journalism Professional Practicum

ACICIS Study Indonesia is a not-for-profit consortium of universities, of which the University of Melbourne is one, that develops and coordinates high quality, in-country study options in Indonesia. These include short-term and semester-long programs taught in English as well as Indonesian-language programs.

What is the Journalism Professional Practicum?jpp

The ACICIS’ Journalism Professional Practicum is suitable for students of journalism, media and communication studies. It provides an opportunity for students of journalism, media and communication, to gain valuable experience working in the field of media in Indonesia.

Host organisations cover a wide range of media sector interests and include international news wire services, national news bureaus, national dailies, and major domestic broadcasters and radio stations.

The JPP is designed for students who have no existing Indonesian language skills. Candidates with existing language skills are also welcome. All industry placements provide an English-language working environment. 

Structure and dates

The program runs from 3 January to 17 February, 2018.

The structure of the six-week program is as follows:

  • Two weeks of intensive Indonesian language classes (mornings) at Atma Jaya Catholic University, designed to give participants basic Indonesian language capacity;
  • A series of seminars and fieldtrips led by experts and practitioners from Indonesian journalism and media organisations;
  • A four-week supervised practicum placement designed to give participants an English-speaking professional experience within an Indonesian or international media organisation. 

How much does it cost?

Please click here for a full breakdown of the associated costs.

**Costs do not include airfares; interested students are responsible for funding their associated travel to get to their host university.


New Colombo Plan (NCP) mobility grants of $3,000 are available to students from ACICIS member universities to undertake the JPP program. Please see this link for more information on New Colombo Plan funding.


New Colombo Plan mobility grant applicants must be undergraduate (Bachelor Pass or Honours degree) students, Australian Citizens and between 18 and 28 years of age on the program start date (3 January 2018). Up to 30 per cent, however, of the total grant recipients for any given program (Australia-wide) may be over the age of 28. Thus students who do not meet this age criteria are still strongly encouraged to apply. Grant recipients must be undertaking the ACICIS program for credit towards their degree.

How much credit can be earned?

Credit toward your degree may be possible for participants undertaking ACICIS programs. Please complete the study planner (the link to this is in the application) ensuring you are selecting the "Create Overseas Plan" button to proceed.

The course outline for the JPP is available here.

How do I proceed?

You must meet the usual eligibility criteria to participate in this program.  
Step 1: to begin, apply using the application link above. You may commence your application with ACICIS at the same time as your Melbourne application.
Step 2: credit toward your degree may be possible for participants undertaking ACICIS programs. Please complete the study planner (the link to this is in the application) ensuring you are selecting the "Create Overseas Plan" button to proceed. 
Step 3: when your application has been assessed and approved by Stop 1, you can complete your application with ACICIS directly. Please do not pay a deposit for your program until you are sure you will gain credit for the studies you are doing.
Step 4: once your application to ACICIS has been accepted, request through ask.unimelb for your enrolment to be changed at Melbourne to reflect that you will be doing this overseas study.