About KontraS

KontraS [the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence] is a prominent human right Non-Government Organization [NGO] based in Jakarta, Indonesia with offices throughout the archipelago. KontraS has been engaged in civil and political advocacy for nearly 16 years in high-profile human rights issues, including enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrests, torture, communal conflicts, land disputes, freedom of religion and belief, human rights defenders and many more.


International Advocacy, International Campaign, Fundraising

Intern Duties (Example)


  • Researching into Indonesian foreign policy;
  • Researching on torture in Indonesian detention centres;
  • Researching on Rohingya refugee crisis;
  • Researching on the concept of Islamism in Indonesia;
  • Researching the current situation of the rights to freedom of religion and expression in Indonesia;

Other duties:

  • Writing a report with a chosen topic that will be presented at the end of the internship;

Work Hours

Flexible with a maximum of 40 hours/week

Dress Code

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


Jalan Kramat II, number 4, Kwitang, Senen
Jakarta Pusat 10420.
Telephone (62-21) 3919 097 / 098.
Fax (62-21) 3919 099

Twitter, and Instagram

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 $3000 New Colombo Plan mobility grant to support her participation on this program.

Read more about Abbey’s experience here.