Frequently Asked Questions

Get yourself informed with the most essential and basic information, here are some most frequent questions Bali Internships’ team have compiled and answered accordingly. Answers that hopefully may convince you more whether or not Bali is the right destination for your internship abroad.

Internship in Bali during COVID

Pre registration

Yes! The offshore visa application is now open for eligible persons as an entry permit during the pandemic towards national economic recovery as well as a family reunion, based on the regulation of Minister of Law and Human Rights No. 26 of 2020.

Certainly, our internship programs are open for all interested individuals, who wish to travel while having meaningful experiences for both personal or professional growth.

Bali Internships currently offer over fifty open and available internship programs for both national and international students who are still keen to come to Bali to intern, please see our current available internship programs here.

No. Per March 2022, all international visitors can directly enter Indonesia via any open international airports without quarantine. Please contact us for the most current update on traveling as intern to Bali, Indonesia.

The government requires anyone traveling to Bali via Ngurah Rai international airport to present several documents:

  • COVID 19 vaccine certification (3 times vaccinations)

  • Statement of health indicating they are COVID-19-negative, which must be based on the results of a PCR test conducted by either a regional or government lab, or a lab designated by the COVID-19 task force in Indonesia.

  • Statement of purpose and another statement from your host company, who is expected to be responsible for your time being in Bali.

  • Completion of an application form on a site put up by the provincial government, which would generate a QR Code as proof for checking off this requirement.

Due to circumstances changes and it would not be possible to enter Indonesia, you will have the following options:

  • You postpone your participation until the Indonesian border is open for international visitors (with B211A visa visitor) and you will arrive to start your internship as planned (with new internship starting date)

  • You postpone your internship to a complete new term and we will hold your internship program until the agreed and confirmed new term advised by you and acknowledged by Bali Internships and internship host company/program

Please note that the refund exceptions as stated above only apply in case traveling is made impossible by higher authorities. In other cases, such as sickness or withdrawal due to personal reasons, doubts, fear etc. our usual terms and conditions apply.

Visa/Enter Permit Traveling During COVID-19

International interns must apply for the social culture visa (B211A). This permits short term study, any educational short term visit purpose. Contact our program coordinator to find out more about the student permit, how much it costs, and how to apply.

The visa application costs starting from, more or less 60 Euro up to 256 Euro, depending on whether or not your future host company appoints external assistance from a visa agent or not. Contact our program coordinator to find out more about the student/intern permit.

Yes. You are required to extend your visa after the first 60 days of your stay, in total the social culture visa allows one to stay in Indonesia for 24 weeks in total. This means depending on how long your internship program is, you are required to extend the visa every 30 days after the first 60 days given. Visa extension costs starting from 30 to 60 Euros.

As per the new immigration regulations, all visa applications are now done online. Your host company/appointed external visa invitor/guarantor will propose and request your visa application and approval. Contact our program coordinator to find out more about the student/intern permit.

Valid passport and COVID 19 vaccination certificate. All interns/students/participants are to obtain visa via an appointed independent visa agent based in Bali. Contact our program coordinator to learn more about the process and the visa fee.

Before applying for an internship program

All internships offered are unpaid due to Indonesia’s strict immigration and department of labor laws and regulations, for foreign nationals. All non-Indonesian interns are to be invited by legitimate host companies under a social culture visa which does not allow remuneration. To reward interns, most of Bali Internships’ host partners offer different forms of allowances, such as: free accommodation, meals, visa extension fee, vouchers, scooter rental fee and so forth. Any agent or host company promoting a paid internship in Indonesia under social culture visa, is acting against Indonesian immigration law.

Yes, you can also apply for an internship in Bali even if you do not speak Indonesian. You should, however, not forget that Indonesian is the official language.

In general interns are assigned to comply with the office's working days and hours. Monday-Friday, 7 hours a day (one-hour lunch break in addition), Saturday and Sunday are off for all interns to relax and enjoy the beauty of the island.

You will receive an initiation email from our program coordinator and will be given further information and details on: your host company profile and interview schedule with the company.

Definitely! Both your Bali Internships and your future internship host company will assist you accordingly prior and during your internship in Bali. On your first day of internship our team will accompany and guide you.

Program Placement Fee

Our registration fee is 75 Euro, our internship placement program fee is 630 Euro, please see here for detailed information.

  • Dedicated support & advice from our program coordinator
  • Personal assessment to direct you to the right host organization
  • Connecting you to the most suitable host company
  • Detailed information about arriving and living in Bali
  • Coordination of arrival & program duration
  • Website maintenance

Internship Program

  • Internship program search, placement & alternative suggestions

  • Internship documents arrangement (internship contract, university statement letter, reference letter, and any related documents required)

Pre-departure Support

Upon Arrival & Bali Support

  • Airport pick-up and transfer to intern’s Bali home

  • Arrival package incl. Bali Internships merchandise, SIM-card and welcome dinner voucher

  • First training day assistance and introduction to the host company 

  • Internship program assessment, feedback and visit

  • 24/7 Emergency support & support during your program

  • Visa extension assistance during your program

  • Information about events and access to students community in Bali

  • Information and guidance for social and tourism activities

When your internship is confirmed, after the interview conduct.

After the invoice is being sent, interns will be given 14 working days to settle the final program fee payment. For more information about the final payment or installment, please contact our program coordinator.

Via Transferwise, bank transfer, please see here for more details

Before arriving in Bali

Per July 2021, to travel to Indonesia you must be fully COVID19 vaccinated. As well, kindly check your vaccinations for Tetanus, Measles, Polio, Diphtheria, and Hepatitis A. The bigger cities and the touristic centers of Bali and Java are said to be free of Malaria. Because there are so many free-roaming dogs and cats on Bali, the vaccination against rabies, especially for animal lovers is recommended.

Accommodation options for students are bottomless. Bali Internships offer interns to arrange accommodation per request. Accommodation are often suggested located in the same region as one internship placement, Bali Internships will arrange your future accommodation based on your desired location, budget and standard.

You can withdraw money in Bali at ATMs with an international debit or credit card (Visa, Cirrus, Master). Please ask your bank about international fees. You can pay via credit card in restaurants, banks, travel agencies, supermarkets . However, it is recommended to take cash, especially if you want to travel to the more rural areas. Currency in Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).

The costs of living naturally depend on your lifestyle. Nevertheless, Bali is more affordable compared to European cities, cities in South East Asia like Jakarta and Singapore. Especially food, services and restaurants are cheap yet still offer good quality meals. You should expect to need approximately 500 EUR per month for all expenses such as accommodation and scooter rental fees, meal, drinking water, visa extension fee, internet mobile data for example.

Of course. Just bring your SIM-LOCK free mobile/smartphone and get an Indonesian prepaid card. We provide local SIM cards for free for our clients. Country code for Indonesia: 0062

In most accommodations, cafés, restaurants, and convenient stores in Bali offer WIFI, you can surf the net and check your emails regularly. You can also purchase affordable monthly internet data for your local SIM card. Price starting from 3 Euros for 2 GB data for 30 days.

Indonesian plugs have 220 Volt. However, there are still some older plugs with only 127 Volt, however if you are not going to a rather rural area the Schuko plugs should be fine.

To drive motor vehicles in Bali you must possess an “International Driver’s License“, which needs to be presented when renting any motor vehicles.

Sure, there is a public bus system (Sarbagita bus), which you get from Nusa Dua on the south to Ubud district. However, the buses run on the main streets of Bali and are therefore rather tardy. To cope with smaller distances, there are also the so-called bemo, which are mostly used by locals. Another reliable mini bus is called Kura-kura bus which is more accessible but a bit more pricey than the local bemo, you may buy a one week pass to travel the island and see the route they offer on the website. In general, Balinese and people who live in the island mostly use scooters as means of transportation, and local online public transportation such as Gojek and Grab.

Since August 2020 public places are starting slowly to open, popular places such as beaches, natural tourist attractions, fitness centers, malls, restaurants, and shops of course with adjusted health protocols when entering indoor public spaces (temperature checks and mask use).

More info needed?

If that wasn’t much of a help and your questions are more specific, please, don’t hesitate to contact us!