Intern in sunny Indonesia - and get paid!

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Posted: September 11 2015
Company Location: Manhattan, NY
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: 2 Full-time, Paid

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The Melbourne Institute of Language Studies (MILS), is located in Jakarta, Indonesia. Yes, it sounds far away - but you'll feel right at home with our awesome team of American, British, Canadian & Australian teachers!

Our internship program is extremely competitive, as you'll earn a generous stipend and learn from our highly-regarded teachers and academic fellows. Our stipend for interns covers a comfortable standard of living in Indonesia, as well as a generous allowance for accommodation. Additionally, interns who convert to full-time teaching positions usually have their travel to and from Indonesia reimbursed by MILS.

As an intern, we believe you learn best by doing. After your introductory training and observations, you'll directly mentor students under supervision from our teachers, and progress all the way to leading your own classroom!

MILS is one of the best and most enjoyable places you'll ever work - which is why a very high percentage of teaching interns stay on to become regular teachers - some have been with us for over 5 years! We are a young team, dedicated to playing a role in the local community, to help improve lives through English-language education. We mainly teach young learners and teens, both at local schools and at our centre.

You'll finish your internship with hands-on, real world teaching experience AND an amazing international experience in tropical Indonesia. International work experience in Asia is very highly regarded by employers, and will put you on the fast track once you return home.

Living in Indonesia is a lot of fun, but it's definitely an adventure! You'll learn a lot about another culture, try new foods, play new sports, and make lots of new friends! We know moving to a completely new country for several months can seem daunting, so please ask us any questions and get advice from our teachers - we've all been in the same position you are in right now, and we know how scary it can be!

If you're up for the adventure of a lifetime, this is the internship for you!


Many of our interns go on to become fully-paid working teachers. Depending on your internship / work arrangement, you may be required to:

+ Observe teachers in the classroom and make notes
+ Assist teachers as directed, and work with individual and small groups of students
+ Lead a classroom of students - from 3 years old to 93 years old!
+ Make learning fun through games, songs and stories
+ Mentor students with learning difficulties, who may be behind their peers.
+ Mentor students who are gifted and talented, and may be ahead of their peers.

+ Work with our experienced teachers to plan lessons together
+ Learn about lesson planning and build your personal repertoire of activities and teaching games.
+ Plan lessons for your very own classes as a solo teacher
+ Research games and new activities for students
+ Grade tests and homework
+ Write student progress reports
+ Navigate around Indonesia for classes with our partner schools

MILS teachers are given the opportunity to volunteer their newfound skills to benefit the Indonesian community. This is absolutely not required of interns - but if you're up for it, you can apply to spend time at one of our partner orphanages. Some orphanages have formal classes, but most of the time you'll just be there to play games and hang out with the kids... and sometimes ride elephants!

For more information about job responsibilities and salary package, email your complete CV/resume, and scanned copies of your qualifications and passport page to


For working or interning in Indonesia, the Indonesian government requires you to be:
· A minimum of 26 years of age.
(If you are under 26, you may still qualify - please note your age on the application.)
· Hold a passport and be a native English speaker from Australia, New Zealand, the United States of America, Canada or the United Kingdom
· Hold a Bachelor’s degree from a university from one of the countries listed above.

MILS requires our interns and teachers to be:
· Of good health and have no injuries or ailments that would inhibit the ability to work in a classroom (working with children is physically demanding, and can sometimes require long hours, the majority of which may be spent standing)
· Flexible in their interning / working hours - classes can be rostered anytime from 6:00 am - 9:00 pm.
· Have a professional appearance

These traits are desirable, but not essential:
· Teaching experience (either formal or informal, such as babysitting or tutoring)
· A CELTA or TEFL certificate
· Experience in learning any foreign language
· Great interpersonal skills
· Sensitive to different cultures
· Has travelled and/or lived away from home / overseas
· Enjoys being part of a small team


Required - English
Preferred - Foreign Languages, Language Teaching

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