About KontraS

KontraS is a task force formed by a number of civil society organizations and community leaders. This task force was originally called KIP-HAM which was formed in 1996. In several meetings with the victims’ communities, the idea emerged to form an institution that specifically handles cases of enforced disappearances as a response to the practice of violence that continues to occur and has claimed many victims. Subsequently, it was agreed to establish a commission to handle cases of missing persons and victims of violence under the name KontraS.

In its journey, KontraS not only handles the problem of kidnapping and enforced disappearances, but is also asked by the victim community to handle various forms of violence that occur both vertically and horizontally. Subsequently, it developed into an independent organization and participated in exposing violent practices and human rights violations as a result of abuse of power.


We expect the interns have knowledge about legal, international human rights, and democracy. We hope that interns have expertise in research and analytical thinking.

Intern Duties (Example)

Interns will assist the work of the international advocacy division in research on the human rights situation in Indonesia and abroad.

Work Hours

9am-5pm WIB

Dress Code

Casual (e.g. Polo/t-shirt, jeans, cargo shorts, sports shoes or sandals)


Jl. Kramat II No. 7, RT 1 RW 8,

Kwitang, Senen, Central Jakarta 10420, Indonesia

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Student Profiles

Yazan Suleiman was a participant in the 2019 Law Professional Practicum from Macquarie University. Yazan is studying a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting.

Yazan received a $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant to support his participation in this program.

Read more about Yazan’s experience here.

Abbey Cutler was a participant in the 2021 Virtual Law Professional Practicum. Abbey is studying a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts at La Trobe University. Abbey received a $3,000 New Colombo Plan mobility grant to support her participation on this program.

Read more about Abbey’s experience here.

Arienne Coate was a participant in the Winter 2021 Virtual Law Professional Practicum. Arienne is studying a Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Arts at Murdoch University. She received a $3,000 New Colombo Plan mobility grant to support her participation on this program.

Read more about Arienne’s experience here.