TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia’s Ministry of State-owned Enterprise (SOE) announced that it is offering 9,000 internships for university students under the PMMB program or certified student internship program.
“In 2018, the SOE had also run a similar PMMB program which ended up being a success. This is why I continue to push students to participate in the program to give students a chance to develop and participate in a professional working environment,” said SOE Minister Rini Soemarno on Wednesday, March 20.
Minister Rini announced this news after signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education at the University of Siliwangi in Tasikmalaya, West Java.
The PMMB program is also meant to celebrate the ministry’s anniversary, other than preparing university students to be graduates that are qualified to work and competitive. The ministry is eyeing on recruiting 20,000 interns that are spread across 143 state-owned enterprises in Indonesia.
Students that participate in the PMMB are required to undergo 6-months of internships. The program itself is acknowledged as a university’s credit semester system (SKS).