How does it work?

How does it work?


Think Volunteer

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Intern Indonesia has a close collaboration with the Think Volunteer foundation. Intern Indonesia attaches great importance to good and responsible care when it comes to working with vulnerable target groups. We think it is important to pay the right attention to this.

Think Volunteer is committed to motivating international volunteering in developing countries with a positive impact and counteracting a negative impact! Intern Indonesia therefore adheres to the quality guidelines of Think Volunteer.

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Responsible travel and volunteering with a positive impact. That's what it's all about with the Think Volunteer. When you start working with vulnerable target groups, you will be prepared through a workshop and you will be coached by a team of experience experts.

Think Volunteer is currently working on its Academy, a digital platform (learning environment) to prepare you for your internship or volunteer work abroad. The needs of the volunteer and the local target group are considered. In this way you will ultimately contribute as a volunteer or intern. Knowing more? Check: Think Volunteer Academy.

(Before anything else, preparation is the key to success)
- A.G. Bell

Want to know more about Think Volunteer?

Intern Indonesia cooperates with several educational institutions:

Han University Intern Indonesia
Saxion Intern Indonesia
Friesland college Intern Indonesia
Zuyd Intern Indonesia
Fontys Intern Indonesia
Fontys Intern Indonesia

Willem 2 college Intern Indonesia
Hanzehogeschool Intern Indonesia

Frequently Asked Questions

A journey that will change your life raises many questions...

Is your question not listed here? Then send us a: message!

What does corona mean for your internship?
Just like you, we are concerned about the situation surrounding the spread of the Corona Virus. It is an exceptional situation that we have not experienced before. For the volunteers and students who have already registered or would like to register, we understand that all the uncertainty is annoying and that you have a number of questions. We will answer some frequently asked questions on this page and continue to update the corona situation in Indonesia.

Frequently Asked Questions 
What does it mean for me if my trip is cancelled? 
We can give you two options:
1. If your internship cannot take place, we can offer you a voucher. This means that we offer you a flexible option and that you keep the amount you have paid to us as a credit ('voucher').
2. When you decide to cancel your trip, we stick to our
cancellation policy, which can be found in our General Terms & Conditions
This means that if the student unsubscribes on time, he or she will receive the largest part of the amount refunded, as described in the table. When a student or volunteer registers, we also have to deal with preparations and certain costs that have to be made. 

I am interested in an internship, but careful with making plans due to the current corona situation. Can I register without obligation?
You are always welcome for a conversation and you are always allowed to orientate. Suppose we have a place that suits you, you can choose to wait a little longer with the payment and in more certain times make a choice and still pay the invoice. It does work with us; first come, first served. The payment of the invoice officially establishes an internship at 1 of our projects. The risk can then be that if you wait too long, the desired place will be full.

If I can't do an internship, can I support in another way?
Join one of the projects as a volunteer and support our partner: Think Volunteer!
They are open to all kinds of initiatives and ideas
* Ambassadors: As an ambassador of Think Volunteer you can commit yourself in different ways. Are you curious? View the detailed description on the website.
* Become a friend of Think Volunteer to support the vulnerable people and animals in Indonesia! As a 'friend' you support them for a certain amount per month or per year, you are completely free to do this. This is possible from 20 euros per year! Would you like to contribute? then click here!

Where can I go with my other questions?
You can always app, call or email us and we will of course try to help and support you as much as possible with questions.
This situation is also exceptional for us. We ask for understanding if we don't have an answer to your question right away or if we can't help you right away.

View the general frequently asked questions below:

Information for parents

Information for parents

We understand that it can be exciting for you to let your child go to the other side of the world. Below is an overview with answers to frequently asked questions. If you want more information you can always contact us. We are happy to talk to you and hope we can answer your questions as good as possible. 

Where will my son/daughter stay? 
When your son/daughter joins the discovery trip, he or she will stay in a hostel with other participants. If your son/daughter is going for an internship or as a volunteer, we will arrange an accommodation which meets Western standards. He or she will be placed with other volunteers/students. 
Will my son/daughter be safe? 
Indonesia is a safe country. We will do everything to make sure that your son/daughter is safe while participating the project. There is always a project coordinator 24/7 available.  

What about the Indonesian culture and religion? 
Indonesia is a democratic country with a Muslim majority population. Indonesians are known for their friendliness and hospitality. Your child will probably feel very welcome. However, it is important to take certain things into account. For example, in Indonesia it is not customary to show affection for each other publicly and the elderly are highly regarded within Indonesian culture. When visiting temples, schools and government agencies, shoulders and legs should be covered. Swimwear is accepted in tourist areas, but if your child is in a non-tourist area, this may not always be appreciated.  
Which insurances does my son/daughter need? 

In any case, he or she needs liability insurance and health insurance, which also covers Indonesia. We ask all participants to take out insurance that includes repatriation costs and to check carefully which emergency aid is and is not covered by the insurance. 

Will there be other studentsor volunteers in Indonesia? 
Yes, these days young people travel/study/volunteer everywhere on earth. There are many Western people in Indonesia. There are enough events where Western people get in contact with each other. 

Which vaccinations does my son/daughter need? 
Regardless of length of stay, the following vaccinations are recommended for Indonesia: vaccination against DTP and vaccination against hepatitis A. 
For a stay of more than three months, vaccinations are recommended for Indonesia against typhoid fever, hepatitis B, rabies (= rabies) and in some cases tuberculosis. Sometimes vaccinations against these diseases are recommended for Indonesia for a shorter stay. Always consult the GGD yourself for current information about vaccinations.

How do I stay in contact with my son/daughter? 
Just like in the Netherlands, there is also internet available in Indonesia. Keep in mind that the internet in Indonesia is of lower quality than in the Netherlands. Internet is available at most restaurants, hotels and homes. In addition, there are often numerous internet cafes nearby. Your child also has the option to purchase a local SIM card. We are happy to help with this!  

What if my son/daughter gets in trouble? 
There is 24/7 a project coordinator available. We make sure that your son/daughter has the correct emergency numbers and the project coordinator will be as quickly as possible present when an emergency occurs. We ask your son/daughter always to care their health insurance card with him/her. When a serious illness or accident occurs, you will be contacted.  

Does my son/daughter get a salary? 
No, it is forbidden by law in Indonesia to receive a salary for an internship or volunteering. However, there are opportunities for grants or financial support. 

General Terms & Conditions

General Terms & Conditions

Do you have any questions or is it not completely clear to you? Then send us a message via us: Contactform

Travel insurance

Vaccinaties op reis

Ben je van plan om op reis te gaan naar Indonesië? Dan is het van belang dat je goed kijkt naar de vaccinatie mogelijkheden. Intern Indonesia raad Vaccinaties op reis aan. Klik op de knop hieronder voor meer informatie en plan gemakkelijk een afspraak met vaccinaties op reis!