Lowongan Hivos Internship Opportunity : Communication Intern for Open Contracting Program (Re-Ads)

Hivos Southeast Asia is an International non-governmental organization guided by humanist values. It aims at structural poverty alleviation with a strong focus on civil society building and sustainable economic development. Hivos Southeast Asia provides financial support for local NGOs, is active in networking, lobbying and exchanging knowledge and expertise. For its Hivos Southeast Asia (Hivos SEA) opened an internship opportunity for :

Title  :  Communication Intern for Open Contracting Program

Office Location :  Jakarta, Indonesia

Periode  :  3 (three) months – October to December 2019


Hivos is an international non-governmental organization (INGO) that believes in open societies, in which freedom and diversity are valued individually and collectively. Such a society welcomes diversity and offers equal opportunities to all. We also believe in green societies, in which the environment and the planet’s natural resources are protected and used sustainably to the benefit of every living creature on the planet. Open and green societies are interwoven: together they create a free, fair and sustainable world.

We understand that we can never realize that ideal world if corruption is rife. Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Deputy Commissioner, Alexander Marwata, said that 80 percent of corruption cases they handled were related to public procurement. Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) also revealed that Indonesia lost around Rp1.5 trillion to corruption in public procurement in 2017. This is wasted taxpayer money.

Therefore, Hivos and partners have been implementing an open contracting program in Indonesia. Through this program, we work to empower the citizens to get the best quality of public services (health and education) through their engagement in development, especially in public procurement process, and participate in monitoring the government’s procurement projects. We also develop civil society capacity to translate procurement and contracting data into actionable information for evidence-based advocacy with governments.

Hivos understands we need to deliver clear messages and call for action to the public to get people to support our works and advocacy.  We also believe that youth community needs to understand better on this issue. To help reach that purpose, therefore, we are opening an internship program for individuals who are interested in transparency and anti-corruption issues and have willingness to contribute for a better and more inclusive public service delivery through campaign and content creation.

Internship Program

The communication intern will be a part of the Freedom and Accountability team, and learn on how communication skills can be applied in a non-profit organization.  He/she will work closely with Communication and Knowledge Management Officer for Open Contracting Program.

The intern will be involved in creating engaging content about anti-corruption and public services issues for Hivos’ website and social media as well as assisting the team in monitoring its impact. This is a great opportunity to learn how to craft the most effective media campaign.

Period of Internship

Duration of the internship is 3 months from October to December 2019.


1.     Indonesian nationals with interest in writing and/or creating visual content related to transparency / public service delivery issue.

2.     An active student in Indonesian university with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

3.     A minimum of 7th semester student.

4.     Background in: social welfare, political science, social sciences, communication, literature, sociology, and other related background.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

1.     Have good writing skills

2.     Have basic skills and understanding on creative content creation, including simple graphic design tools, presentation, moving objects, etc

3.     Fluent in both English and Indonesian

4.     Able to work individually and within a team

5.     Self-motivated, entrepreneurial, and self-managing

6.     Demonstrate a proactive and can-do attitude

7.     Have good work ethic

8..     Committed to undergo the internship program for three months.

What We Offer

For your active contribution during this unpaid internship program, we will provide:

·         A recommendation letter at the end of internship

·         Hands-on experience working with international NGO

·         Context-learning on regional outlook on the issue of social and political science

·         A multicultural, inclusive and diverse office environment

·         Work with creative individuals of all races, religion, gender, etc.

·         Daily local transport allowance.

 Submission Date
Interested candidates are requested to submit an electronic copy of Cover letter, CV of no more than 2 pages, and writing sample or any visual products (infographics/posters/flyers/ brochure).

Documents shall be submitted to hr.sea@hivos.org not later than 9 October 2019. 

Please put in email subject: Communication Intern for Social Change – 2nd Batch    

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