Social Development Intern at MICRA (Jakarta)

Background: Founded in 2006, MICRA (Microfinance Innovation Centre for Resources and Alternatives), is an Indonesian foundation focused on development of the microfinance sector. MICRA’s mission is to build the institutional strength and outreach of the Indonesian microfinance sector. They do this by providing a full range of high-­quality, best‐practice technical inputs and support to all industry stakeholders, in a sustainable and demand-­‐driven manner. Their focus is in the following three areas:

  • Research and innovation
  • Technical Assistance
  • Ratings and Appraisals

Current projects at MICRA include, Agricultural Microfinance in East Indonesia, training on financial literacy for factory workers in Jakarta and profit sharing in West Java and Bandung. MICRA also run a Poverty Action Center. This program was initiated by MICRA foundation and serves to build Microfinance institution outreach to the poor. More…

Position 2: Social Development Intern

Dates Available Start anytime from November 2016

Minimum – 2 months

Maximum – 6 months

Project objective / key areas of engagement:

You will primarily be working on the development of MICRA’s three main objectives -‐ Research and Innovation, Technical Assistance or Ratings and Appraisals. Your level of engagement will depend on your Indonesian language capabilities.

The key objective of the internship will be to help develop and maintain existing procedures to sustain MICRA’s outreach in the microfinance industry.

Likely tasks / description of role:

The title of the role is Social Development intern.

As a Social Development intern you can expect to be involved in:

  • Showing donors the impact of their work and why they should invest -­‐ i.e. Impact assessment.
  • Social Research for impact measurement-­‐PPI (Producer Price Index)
  • Writing reports, newsletters, etc. – material for the organisation, general public and donors.
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations for meetings
  • Visit factory workers
  • Data entry
  • During this internship, there may be potential for you to visit MICRA’s current project sites. However, this will be dependent on the capacity of the organisation at the time of your internship.

Applicants with strong Indonesian language capabilities will have more complex involvement in their tasks at MICRA.

The tasks of this internship may also vary, depending on the current projects being undertaken by MICRA at the time of your placement.

Output required by intern The tangible output of the work undertaken during this internship will likely include field assessments, document filing, research, data entry and report writing. Intangible output will most likely include the attendance of meetings, field projects and any relevant events.
Expected work hours 9:00am – 5:00pm, Mon – Fri.
Dress code Smart­‐casual. Both men and women can wear T-­Shirts, but should have long pants and closed shoes or sandals with a strap around the heel (no thongs).
Requirements for intern

This internship will suit a student from Social studies, International studies, Development studies.

English is required. Indonesian language skills would be useful for more complex tasks but are not required for this position.

A Skype interview with host organisation will be required.

Please read as much as you can about MICRA Indonesia prior to arriving in Indonesia, so that you are familiar with what the organisation does and the types of projects they are involved in.

You are encouraged to bring your own laptop to this internship.


The fee charged by International Internships (Service Provider) is in addition to the tuition fees for the unit ATS3130. Accommodation and incountry support packages are optional but highly recommended.

Travel insurance is provided by Monash University. It will cover you for personal travel prior to and after your overseas program, and includes access to 24-hour a day medical and emergency assist services.

Details of the organisation, costs, payment process, cancellation and refund policy are detailed here.


Post Graduate:

  • Asiabound Scholarship at $3,000 each

To be eligible for scholarships you must be:

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Enrolled as an  postgraduate student

All students (domestic and international) will be eligible for additional $900 Monash Abroad Travel bursary plus travel insurance.

Domestic students may be eligible for interest free government loan (like HECS) of upto $7,500 through OS-HELP.


  1. The students should meet the eligibility criteria to enrol in APG5044 Professional Internship

How to Apply

Please follow the step-by-step guide on how to apply for APG5044 Professional Internship.

*Applications must be submitted 3-6 months prior to intended start date*

hortlisted candidates shall be invited for an interview.