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UI and 80 Strategic Partners Offer MBKM Internship Programs Abroad

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Universitas Indonesia collaborates with partners to maximize the potential of students. “In addition to the curriculum that we prepare to make our graduates competent in their fields, it is also enriched through relevant and current experiential learning to tackle the challenges of the industrial world. UI also practices Outcome Based Education to make strong and competitive graduates on a global scale, one of which is through an internship program,” said Amelita Lusia, Head of the UI Public Relations and Public Information Openness (KIP) Bureau.

She then mentioned UI’s internship program for UI students through the Certified Independent Study and Internship Program (MSIB) or independent internship. MSIB is one of the flagship programs developed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology through Independent Learning Campus curriculum. Students participating in MSIB are undergraduate students (minimum 4th semester) and diploma students (minimum 2nd semester) who get work experience for one semester. They will also get 20 credits converted.

Director of the Center of Independent Learning (CIL) UI, F. Astha Ekadiyanto, S.T., M.Sc., added, “It must be seen as part of the higher education transformation process to respond to the challenges of current developments adaptively and dynamically. Through the different partnerships that have been built, learning activities are not just the responsibility of universities and lecturers, but also the business world, industry, and practitioners,” said Astha.

Besides MSIB internships, UI students can choose independent internships by working at UI partner companies. Currently, UI collaborates with more than 80 private companies and government institutions, including PT GoTo Gojek Tokopedia Tbk, PT Bank Central Asia, Tbk, PT Paragon Technology and Innovation, Ministry of State Secretariat, Bogor City Government, and the National Archives of the Republic Indonesia.

In expanding students’ professional networks internationally, students are also encouraged to take part in internships abroad. Internship programs for UI students are the K-Internship Program Future Banking 2023 by Hana Financial Group in Seoul, South Korea, and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) Student Internship Program.

UI also fully supports students gaining work experience abroad through a grant program called Internship in Research (INSPIRE). The INSPIRE program financial assistance is given to each student worth IDR 50,000,000 for 4 months, including plane transport, visa, and living costs.

The Ministry of Education and Culture also recently launched a flagship international internship program called the Indonesian Global Internship Program (IGIP). At the IGIP Socialization held on February 16, Head of IKIP Program, Dr. Junaidi, S.S., M.A., stated that Singapore was the initial destination country for IGIP. Two multinational companies students can choose from are Kinobi and PT Citra Tubindo Tbk. UI is one of five IGIP participating universities, along with Bandung Institute of Technology, IPB University, Gadjah Mada University, and Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology. IGIP registration will soon open for semester 6 (undergraduate) and semester 4 (diploma) students in March 2024.

Other internship programs are the Talented Internship (MAGENTA) for State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) and the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) Internship. Students interested in independent internships can look at UI partner companies and register via the UI ILISt marketplace system at The number of credits that can be converted through the independent internship program is between 10 and 20 credits.

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