Build your career with BukaPotensi!

Ditya Arifasuri
Inside Bukalapak
Published in
3 min readMar 19, 2021


About BukaPotensi

BukaPotensi is a 3-month internship program specially designed to develop penultimate/final year students and recent graduates from top-notch universities through high-impact projects & professional development to shape the best talents as potential Bukalapak Squad.

Open: June & December

What’s in it for you?

  • Kick-start Your Career: Get ahead of the game and kickstart your career with Bukalapak! Not only will you get to involve yourself in various projects and get a better understanding of your role, selected BukaPotensi graduates will be given opportunities to join as permanent employees after the program. This is your chance to plan your career ahead.
  • Impactful Projects: Be involved in real-life business cases that emerge in the company, get a chance to be mentored by some of the top minds of Bukalapak. Here you will get to make a significant impact on your career, the company, and most importantly take part in building a fair economy for all!
  • Continuous Development: Enrich your learning experience through our coaching sessions from our Functional Leaders and even the Board of Directors! Not only that, you will have continuous personal and professional growth throughout the program guided by your appointed mentor, as we focus on tailoring your career development journey to find the best path for your career goals.
  • Competitive Package: As a top talent, you will be given a competitive compensation & benefits package as a form of our investment to your immense contributions to Bukalapak. Fear not, we have done our homework and we will make sure you are well compensated for your skills and hard work :D

Are you the one we’re looking for?

We’re looking for penultimate/final year students and recent graduates from top local & overseas universities who are highly motivated and eager to learn, with strong analytical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills!

Majors: Computer science, information technology, information system, engineering, finance, or management

Minimum GPA: 3.5 (out of 4.0 scale)

Recruitment Process

1. CV & Motivational Letter Screening

Your CV and Motivation Letter will determine our first impressions of you. Tell us about yourself and what separates you from the other applicants!

2. HR Interview

We would like to know more about you as a person and get a sense of your personality to make sure you are the right match for BukaPotensi and the culture we’re building at Bukalapak.

3. Business Case Study / Online Technical Test

Show us what you can do! At this stage, you will be given business cases or tasks to complete within a certain guideline. Give it your best effort and deliver the best possible outcome.

4. Final Interview

Present the result of your business case to some of our business leaders and continue with an interview session. Be ready to think critically, be outspoken on your ideas, and showcase your skills to the interviewers. Prove to them that you’re the best candidate they can have!

5. Offering

Congratulations! You have been chosen as one of the best of the best talent! Bukalapak will inform you of the program details and prepare you for the onboarding. Are you ready to be a part of BukaPotensi Squad?

Do your best and good luck!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Is BukaPotensi an internship program?

Yes, BukaPotensi is an internship program, specially designed to shape you as a potential Bukalapak Squad!

2. What is the difference between BukaMagang and BukaPotensi?

BukaMagang is for those of you who want to get first-hand experience working in a tech company. BukaPotensi is for those of you who want to embark on a career with Bukalapak!

3. How can I apply?

Go to > choose BukaPotensi > click apply.

4. Am I eligible to apply?

Yes, if you are currently a penultimate/final year student or recent graduate.

5. When is the internship period?

The internship period for BukaPotensi is in June and December.

6. How many BukaPotensi candidates will be accepted?

We will hire 10 interns per batch.

7. Will I be able to choose my preferred function to join?

We will consider your preferences that will be asked during the HR interview process.