Business and Policy Intern - Indonesia & Financial Services (Jakarta)

Based in: Jakarta, Indonesia


The US-ASEAN Business Council is the premier advocacy organization for U.S. multinational corporations operating within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), with offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Singapore. The Council’s members include the largest U.S. companies working in ASEAN and range from newcomers to the region to companies that have been working in ASEAN for more than 100 years.

We are currently accepting internships applications for our Indonesia office. The intern will undertake substantive work, consisting largely of research and other projects in support of Council goals. Council internships offer a wealth of enriching opportunities, such as access to our high-level conferences and events with ASEAN policymakers and business leaders.

The Indonesia and Financial Services intern will assist the Country and Industry Team in providing forward-looking research and support to the Council's 170+ members.


  • Assist Council staff with programming run out of the Indonesia office and the Financial Services team including member meetings, business missions, and special projects
  • Assist in the development of programming such as roundtables, briefings, seminars and workshops that advance the objectives of member companies
  • Work directly with Indonesia and D.C.-based staff on business mission preparation
  • Monitor major news and policy developments and contribute to the preparation of Council intelligence updates


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in Law, Business Administration, Economic Development, Development Studies, International Relations, Political Science, or a related field. A Master’s Degree is a major plus.
  • 1 year of work experience, ideally in government affairs, project management, business development and/or multinational management.
  • Exposure to American companies, and/ or education in the United States is preferred.
  • Experience, ideally in government, government relations, economic analysis, project management, or business development preferred (through studies, internships, or otherwise). Knowledge of and experience working with Indonesian government is a plus.
  • Must have strong research skills and be able to learn and absorb quickly.
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented and be able to successfully handle multiple tasks at the same time.
  • Must be fluent in English with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be willing to occasionally work beyond normal business hours to speak with colleagues in the United States, participate in global staff calls and consult with both United States and Southeast Asia-based Council members.

Application Procedures, Deadlines and Internship Periods

To apply to the Council’s internship program, please submit a resume, a cover letter, and one brief writing sample on foreign investment, public policy, or financial services-related issues (no more than two pages) to – applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The cover letter should include information about your availability and a brief description of your academic and professional goals. Please include in the subject line of your e-mail the position title for which you are applying. The position timeframe is flexible, but the ideal candidate should be available from May through late October 2022 (with the possibility of extension through 2022).