The Indonesian Business, Law and Society (IBLS) program is one of ACICIS’ semester-long offerings in Yogyakarta, where students have the opportunity to study at Indonesia’s oldest private university, Universitas Islam Indonesia. As a part of the IBLS program, students have the option to undertake a professional placement (internship) at leading Indonesian institutions and NGOs in the fields of business, economics, law and social services.
Our Semester 42 (Feb 2015) IBLS students Rory Brown from The University of Queensland and Lindsay Barnes from Murdoch University were welcomed at two Host Organisations.
Rory interned with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), a non-government organisation that works in advocating rights, accompanying, and serving the 14,000 refugees and asylum seekers who are currently in Indonesia. JRS provides facilities that the refugees would not have otherwise received, such as education, training, and other activities. As an intern, Rory main duties include organising and teaching English classes that ran from Monday to Friday, along with organising sports programs such as futsal and volleyball twice a week. Rory also assisted with the research currently conducted by the JRS Research Centre on various refugees and asylum seekers in Indonesia. Rory found his experience interning at JRS to be both enjoyable and beneficial, particularly on two main areas: management and people-to-people skills through running the English and sports programs, as well as gaining analytical and research skills through assisting the JRS Research Centre. Read more information about Rory Brown’s time in Indonesia.
Lindsay was placed at Jogja TV, and contributed in the production of their show, Jogja Tourist Channel. Jogja TV was the first private local television station in Jogjakarta, and today it continues to fulfil the needs of the Yogyakarta community for news and information, and to empower local talent in the artistic and cultural centre of Indonesia. The organisation works in the continued development of culture, economy, and tourism of Yogyakarta, and provides a platform for local programs that is often lacking in commercial and national television broadcasting.