Asia Society Australia is seeking ambitious and enthusiastic interns with an interest in Asia and Australia-Asia relations to join us in Sydney. You will help to drive their activities in the marketing & communications, events, and membership areas. The interns will be a part of a small team at the forefront of Australia’s engagement with Asia and through this internship have an opportunity to master new skills in a real-world environment. You will also develop valuable professional networks in the Australian business, government, education and artistic communities.
The internship will be a 3 month period from August to October 2017.
- Ideally suited (but not limited) to undergraduates or postgraduates studying Asian studies, history, international relations, commerce, journalism, communications and economics.
- Creative and enthusiastic team players with strong organisational skills and attention to detail.
- You will be a reliable self-starter and problem-solver who can work independently to meet tight deadlines and multi-task in a small-team, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
- An interest in Asia and Australia-Asia relations and excellent writing, editing, and communications skills are a must
- Knowledge of social media platforms and web communications is a plus
How to apply
Interested applicants should send their application to Philipp Ivanov, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Society Australia – in a single Word File or PDF with the subject line “Asia Society Australia Internship Application” to firstname.lastname@example.org
- a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for the position and the days and hours you are available to work (1 page)
- a resume (maximum 2 pages)
- a short writing sample (maximum 3-5 pages on any topic)
Applications close on 1st July 2017.
The Australian Consulate-General Makassar is seeking a Consular & Passport/Administration Assistant to deliver services to Australian citizens in Eastern Indonesia. The occupant of this position is responsible for providing consular and passports services to Australian citizens and permanent residents overseas. The ideal candidate should be a good networker, be able to build productive working relationships with Australian citizens and Indonesian government officials and possesses the required qualifications and skills. This position may involve some domestic travel, often at short notice.
• Provide a range of consular services advising and assisting Australian citizens
• Provide a range of passport services, including client interviews to Australian citizens in
accordance with the Australian Passports Act
• Respond to consular and passport enquiries from the general public in person, by
telephone and by email
• Provide timely advice and reporting on consular and passport cases, including the drafting
• Provide a range of notarial acts and services
• Assist with post’s accounts payables process by liaising with suppliers, preparing accounts
for payments and obtaining relevant spending approvals in accordance with financial
• Demonstrated knowledge or experience in consular and passport services
• High-level written and oral communication skills and an ability to translate and interpret
between English and Indonesian
• Strong client liaison skills
• Basic finance skills
• Strong capacity to exercise discretion and judgement
• Ability to prioritise and meet tight deadlines
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications
For more information, please refer to the Job Description.
How to apply:
To apply, please submit an application directed to Tanya Mahindria, Recruitment Officer, email@example.com with subject: Makassar – Consular & Passport. As part of your application you will need to provide:
• A Curriculum Vitae of no more than two pages including two referees.
• A 1-2-page essay of no more than 1,000 words telling us how your skills, experience and
qualifications makes you the best candidate for this opportunity
Applications close by no later than Thursday, 27 April 2017.
The Open Source Centre is seeking highly motivated and skilled individuals to fill upcoming vacancies (with a view to starting mid-2017). Successful applicants would be alert to opportunities to use and develop open source collection capabilities to support Australia’s intelligence priorities.
The Centre is looking for enthusiastic individuals who are committed to applying their subject matter expertise to meet Australian intelligence priorities.
You will assist the Open Source Centre by:
- collecting material from publicly accessible sources, including foreign news media, social media and online multimedia, to address intelligence priorities
- producing innovative analysis and research on specific international political, economic, security and social questions in relation to Indonesia and other regions as required
- as an open source practitioner, contributing to the development of Open Source Centre capabilities, including data and social media exploitation and other emerging technologies
- developing and maintaining productive networks in ONA and with other government agencies, including through representing ONA at meetings as required
- undertaking other duties across the Open Source Centre as required
To be successful in these positions you will need to have:
- open source research and analytical skills
- knowledge of Indonesia
- proficiency in Indonesian
- capacity to work cooperatively and flexibly as part of a team to deliver results
- demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, in an accurate, unambiguous and timely manner
- ability and willingness to apply skills to new and unfamiliar issues
- ability to work flexibly in support of Open Source Centre priorities
- knowledge of the evolving information landscape, including relevant information technology skills such as coding, data analytics and social media analysis (desirable)
The annual salary will be approximately $65,685 – $72,415 and the position will either be a Full or Part Time.
For further information on this position, please read through the Position Description.
To apply, please visit the Job Position Advertisement on the website and click “Begin” to start your application.
Applications close 5pm 3rd February 2017.
The Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program (A2ELP) has been designed to create meaningful people to people links between entrepreneurs across Asia. The focus of the program this year will be in the social impact space. The program will bring together ten social entrepreneurs from South-East Asia and five from Australia to take part in a series of innovative learning and development opportunities in 2017.
The program is designed for individuals who have up to 2/3 years of experience working in organisations that generate social impact. The program is looking for applicants with proposals to expand a social enterprise or create a new social venture. Participation in this program is fully funded, including travel and accommodation in Australia.
For more information, please have a read through the information on the Asialink Website.
Program participants will need to meet the following criteria:
- a medium to high level of English language capability
- aged between 25-35
- at least two years’ experience working in a social venture or related organisation
- able to travel to Australia for eight days to participate in the program, with additional time for pre-departure preparation and post-program engagement
- actively interested in Australia-South East Asia and how interaction with peers from across the region would enhance their professional and personal development
- awareness of challenges in their entrepreneurial area which can be explored during the program
- access to required technology to film and submit short videos during the application, pre-departure preparation and program delivery processes
- a social venture idea which is scale-able
- able to both contribute to and benefit from the program
- able to provide two referees (one professional, one character)
To apply, please click upload your CV and answer the application questions on the application form
Applications close on 11th January 2017.
United Nations Volunteers (UNV), UNESCO and UNFPA are conducting a joint regional mapping project of youth networks and organisations present in Asia and the Pacific, including Indonesia. They are currently seeking an online volunteer to help with efforts to collate information about youth projects present in Indonesia by conducting desk reviews, as well as consultations.
Please note this is an unpaid, voluntary position.
- Develop a strategy for mapping youth organisations in Indonesia
- Provide regular updates on information to UNV
- Respond to initial feedback will be provided in a Skype call at the end of January 2017
- Collate information collected in an Excel template with several questions/categories (to finalised by 26 February 2017)
- Possibility of contributing to the development of the UN online platform and the review of mapping of other countries.
- Dedicate 11-20 hours per week for 6 weeks to the task
Upon successful completion of the assignment, Online Volunteers will be given a certificate, as well as receive acknowledgement on the online platform and in the research publication.
- Good knowledge of English and Bahasa (or another local language) is required.
- Experience with research/mapping and knowledge on youth initiatives in the country (e.g. as member of a youth organisation or networks) are assets and should be mentioned in the application for this opportunity
- Skills in conducting desk reviews (mainly online) and working with Excel are required for this assignment
- Strong networking, outreach and communications skills are highly desirable
To apply, press the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of the Volunteering Advertisement. In your application, you will need to outline your motivation, volunteer experience, work experience, skills, qualifications, language skills and availability.
The Perth USAsia Centre is looking for a Research and Program Assistant to assist in the development and execution of Perth USAsia Centre programs, particularly research publications and supporting the delivery of public and private events.
The position will contribute to the daily operation of the Perth USAsia Centre and play a significant role in the development of the mission of the Centre, promoting stronger relationships between Australia, the Indo-Pacific and the USA by contributing to strategic thinking, policy development and enhanced networks between governments, the private sector and academia
- Maintenance of the database to support stakeholder engagement across all programs
- Administrative support for event planning, preparation and implementation
- Prepare agenda and minutes for committees and take follow up action
- Assist with the development of content to support Centre Programs, including social media and website material
- Assist in monitoring global news, including policy updates, ministerial changes and outputs from partner “Think Tanks” Respond to enquiries and initiate action and refer as appropriate
- Liaise with other areas applying a sound knowledge of the office activities
- Provide general administrative and event support to the Centre Other duties as directed
- Year 12 or equivalent competency
- Demonstrated interest in foreign affairs, current affairs and international policy
- Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
- Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated research ability
- Well-developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, but also be able to work cohesively in a team environment
- Considerable relevant administrative experience at an appropriate level
- Prior experience working for a local member/minister, government organisation, think tank or non-government organisation with an international focus, preferred but not essential
This is a 12 month appointment with a salary range of $62,110 – $66,113 p.a. The full position description can be read here.
To apply, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button at the bottom of the Job Advertisement.
Applications close 16th December 2016.
The Australian Institute for International Affairs (AIIA) is now accepting applications for their semester 1 2017 internship intake. The intern will have the opportunity to access a variety of events related to international relations, as well as presenting their own opinions through written pieces published on the AIIA website. Previous interns include those who are focused and interested in the Australia-Indonesia relationship.
- Ability to attend events (Presenters allot time before events to answer Intern questions)
- Opportunities to publish opinion pieces on the AIIA website, present and debate at institute events and publish in the Emerging Scholars journal
- Training in multimedia management, debating and research
- Access to a careers day and mentors from the public, private and non-for-profit sectors
- Provide administrative assistance to the institute, including:
- Producing promotional information for events
- Assistance in setting up and catering for events
- Managing multimedia at events
- Candidates must be able to commit to the full duration of the internship, including availability on Tuesday evenings and a few additional hours weekly to complete research and administrative tasks
- Produce two short opinion pieces (600-800 words) on a topic of your choice (to be approved by the Intern Coordinator)
- Excellent writing and presentation skills
- Awareness and interest of international issues
- Highly desirable:
- Knowledge of video recording/editing, sound engineering, photography or online marketing
- Debating experience
If you are interested in applying for an internship with AIIA NSW please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (for the attention of Ed Morris) containing a brief cover letter that addresses the Selection Criteria, your CV and a brief sample of written work (no longer than 3 pages). Applicants should collate all documents into a single attachment (either Word document or PDF).
The written piece should be analytical in nature but does not necessarily have to be on a topic of international affairs. The selection panel is interested in candidates’ analytical skills and their written communication skills more so than their particular subject-matter knowledge.
Unfortunately due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Shortlisted applicants will be informed in January and interviews will be arranged during January.