Indonesia is participating in the ASEM Work Placement Programme through the Indonesian Ministry of Research and Higher Education organised by Universitas Indonesia.
Work placement is an important element in enhancing employability of university graduates. Practical experience combined with an academic degree fills in the gap between academy and business. An increasing number of employers consider internship as an indicator of graduates employability. As more today's companies operate globally and recognize international work exposure, there is a need to train students seeking work-based experience. Higher educations are challenged to meet this demand by providing a suitable scheme.
ASEM (Asia European Meeting), an information-sharing forum among Asian and European countries, launched ASEM Work Placement Pilot Programme (AWP), a work-based experience mobility program that enables participating higher education institutions to exchange students abroad for two to six months period of work placement or internship in a designated partner company. The participating countries in this network include Germany, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Thailand and Indonesia. In the case of Indonesia, AWP allows participating Indonesian higher education to send students for an internship to Germany and Belgium as well as receiving students from Germany and Belgium for an internship in Indonesian-based national or multinational companies.
In 2016, there are 5 universities in Indonesia participated in this pilot project, include Universitas Indonesia (UI), Surabaya Institute of Technology (ITS), Sebelas Maret University (UNS), Brawijaya University (UB) and Bina Nusantara University (BINUS). In 2017, the number of participant uni<br>versitie in AWP increase into 10 universities, such as Universitas Indonesia (UI), Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Surabaya Institute of Technology (ITS), Padjadjaran University (UNPAD), Sebelas Maret University (UNS), Diponegoro University (UNDIP), Brawijaya University (UB), State University of Padang (UNP), Hasanuddin University (UNHAS), and Bina Nusantara University (BINUS).
Increasing student mobility among Asian and European countries
UBN (University Business Network) Contact
Focal Point ASEM Work Placement di Indonesia (UBN):
Universitas Indonesia, Career Development Center
Dr. Sandra Fikawati
Gedung CDC-UI, Kompleks Pusgiwa, Kampus UI Depok
Universitas dan perusahaan peserta untuk AWP:
Participating Companies from Universitas Indonesia Participating Companies from BINUS University Participating Companiesfrom Universitas Brawijaya Participating Companies from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Participating Companies from Universitas Sebelas Maret
How to Apply for Indonesian Students or Foreign Students:
Application for ASEM Work Placement Pilot Programme is made through University Business Network (UBN) Focal Point in every participating country. Indonesia's Focal Point is Universitas Indonesia as UBN Indonesia.
Selection Criteria for Indonesian students:
REGISTER HERE: http://goo.gl/forms/R5ZSBhl0e9
How Indonesian intern candidates finds a host company in Germany and Belgium
UBN Focal Point in Indonesia will actively engage with the companies in its network to support and to match the internship programme. UBN Indonesia will provide information about internship opportunities in Germany and Belgium based on the given information by UBN in Germany and Belgium.
Indonesian higher education institutions are to complete a form containing information on names of the intern candidates, personal information, major and the desired host company. Upon completion, the institutions send it to UBN Indonesia for further processing in UBN in Germany and Belgium.
Internship duration is two up to four months (the final duration of the internship is decided by the home university). The academic responsibility for the internship remains in the home institution or university. Interns participating in Indonesia in particular will be given cultural orientation programme for maximum of three days by the host institution. The host institution will provide a supervisor and the host company will provide a field supervisor.
The internship programme has to be framed in a formal agreement acknowledged by the interns and the host company consisting of information on the knowledge that will be gained in the host companies, competencies after completing the internship programme, the internship duration, and the facility provided. The host company will give the interns certificate or a recognition upon completion of the programme. Institutions that make this internship programme compulsory must clearly state it along with the bearing credits, which might affect graduation.
Funding is provided by students with possible partial subsidy from the government, companies and participating institutions.