What is the DSPP?
The ACICIS Development Studies Professional Practicum (DSPP) is suitable for senior undergraduate students, postgraduate coursework students, and early career professionals.The DSPP runs for six weeks in Indonesia, including a two-week intensive Indonesian language study and industry-led seminars at Atma Jaya University, followed by a four-week supervised industry placement. The program runs from early January to mid-February each year.
The DSPP provides an opportunity for students or early career professionals to gain valuable experience working in the field of international development in Indonesia. Host organisations cover a wide range of development sector interests and include monitoring
bodies, research institutes, funding bodies, managing contractors, and advocacy groups. Key sectoral interests include: the environment, governance, transparency, poverty reduction, and gender equity.
As an assessed program, the DSPP is designed to meet requirements for work-integrated learning modules and other practicum-based course components.
The DSPP 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.