Jakarta International Youth Program 2017

The annual ‘Jakarta International Youth Program’ will be held by the Jakarta Government under their Sister City/State cooperation program. The NSW Government is looking for two Australian domestic students – one male and one female – studying at a NSW education institution (age between 18-25) to join the program in Jakarta.

NSW has had a Sister State relationship with Jakarta since 1994. The program aims to introduce Jakarta to international youth and strengthen the Sister State relationship. The theme of this year’s program is ‘Reinventing Social Engagement for a Better Jakarta’. Selected students are expected to study a discipline relevant to this year’s program theme, and present on the topic on the last day of the program.

Key dates

  • This year’s program will take place in Jakarta from 20-26 August 2017.
  • Nominations are due on Sunday 30 July 2017, midnight, to nsw@industry.nsw.gov.au

Application information

Students applying for this program have to submit (to study.nsw@industry.nsw.gov.au):

  • Essay: minimum 1000 and maximum 3000 words in English, related to the student’s study major and the theme of this year’s program. This essay can then be presented in Jakarta. Further information about the essay in the link below.
  • Completed participant form – please see the link below; and
  • Copy of passport.

Applications will be assessed by the Trade and Investment Branch of the NSW Department of Industry, according to the following criteria:

  • The quality of the student’s essay related to the program theme (80% weighting); and
  • Advice about the student’s hobbies/activities and interest in writing, traveling, history, or arts, and/or participating in communities related to the program theme (20% weighting).

Please note, applicants must also meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be an Australian citizen studying at a NSW institution
  • Be aged between 18-25;
  • Be studying a major relevant to the theme of this year’s program theme; and
  • Be able to cover their own travel costs (including via sponsorship).


  • The Jakarta government will cover costs for accommodation and meals
  • Roundtrip travel needs to be covered by students or their sponsor (NB The NSW Government is unable to offer any sponsorship for this program)


Key contact

Please contact StudyNSW directly about any questions about applying for the program. Email: study.nsw@industry.nsw.gov.au. Phone: 02 8222 4110.

For more information, head to Jakarta International Youth Program 2017.

Volunteer opportunities with NTA East Indonesia Aid

The NTA East Indonesia Aid Marketing and Membership Committee has a number of volunteer roles available those with an interest in events, communications or fundraising.

Positions available include:

  • Volunteer event coordinator (trivia night) – Canberra
  • Communications Volunteer (Social Media)
  • Communications Volunteer (Production)
  • Communications Volunteer (Website)
Some roles are Canberra-based, while others can be flexible on location.

To apply or to find out more information, contact the Executive Officer at enquiries@nta.org.au. If you would like to help out and have different skills to those listed below, please also do get in touch with NTA East Indonesia Aid.

About NTA

NTA East Indonesia Aid is an Australian not-for-profit NGO committed to improving livelihoods in the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara. NTA collaborates in-country with local NGOs and government authorities and institutes, and engages the community by coordinating a consensus (known as ‘musyawarah’ in Indonesian) process where local people identify the most essential projects. This means that the people have ownership of the development process, under the guidance of NTA staff. Around 150 to 200 small activities are supported at any given time in the areas of education, income generation and water and sanitation. For more information visit nta.org.au.

For more information and detail about the roles, check out the position descriptions.

Director of Communications at AIYA National

The Australia-Indonesia Youth Association is a non-government, youth-led organisation that aims to better connect young people in Australia and Indonesia to each other and to Australia-Indonesia opportunities by advancing education and culture through increased youth engagement. AIYA’s objectives are threefold:

  • Connecting young Australians and Indonesians to each other, and to opportunities – educational, cultural and professional – to engage in the bilateral relationship.
  • Informing young people about the bilateral relationship, and avenues to engage with Australia and Indonesia.
  • Inspiring business, government, educational institutions and other organisations to support and facilitate youth engagement with Indonesia in Australia.

Volunteer position: National Director of Communications

Starting date: August 2017

Reports to: President, AIYA National Executive Committee

Role: The Director of Communications will oversee the overall strategy and direction of AIYA’s external communications, including issues related to content strategy, social media, PR and branding. Working directly with the President of AIYA, the Director manages the communications team.

Time Commitment: Approximately 6 hours per week

Key responsibilities:

  • Fulfil duties required as an AIYA Director and member of the National Executive including contributing to decision-making and strategic planning;
  • Coordination of the AIYA national communications team, including the Newsletter Editor, Blog Editor and Communications Officers;
  • Oversight of all AIYA external communications, and the management of the AIYA brand;
  • Coordination of communications and marketing between AIYA chapters and initiatives such as NAILA;
  • Setting communications strategy for AIYA as a whole, including policy, budget and recruitment of new team members;
  • Management of the AIYA website and internal communications tools
  • Management of AIYA’s relationship with media outlets, and the distribution of AIYA publications and press releases
  • Provide leadership and guidance to Australian and Indonesian chapters in relation to communications matters and coordinating with the Director of Operations to do so;
  • Work with the web administrator/officer to ensure the AIYA website is sufficiently maintained and oversee an ongoing redesign and redevelopment project.


  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably completed or enrolled)
  • Fluent English and Indonesian written and spoken language skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing others
  • Knowledge of and commitment to AIYA and the Australia-Indonesia relationship
  • Experience in marketing, copy writing or journalism
  • Familiar with social media
  • Knowledge and experience in using Google’s suite of cloud-based applications i.e Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets
  • Passion to help AIYA fulfil its mission and to strengthen its position as the peak youth body focusing on engagement with and on both countries

How to apply:

If you are keen on joining AIYA as the new Director of Communications, please apply by 21 July 2017 by sending a 1 page cover letter and CV to communications@aiya.org.au and president@aiya.org.au.

Please reach out if you have any questions about the application process.

Salam semangat,

AIYA National

Communications Officers at AIYA National

Come join us at AIYA! We are on the look out for new Communications Officers to join our team.

The Australia-Indonesia Youth Association is a non-government, youth-led organisation that aims to better connect young people in Australia and Indonesia to each other and to Australia-Indonesia opportunities by advancing education and culture through increased youth engagement. AIYA’s objectives are threefold:

  • Connecting young Australians and Indonesians to each other, and to opportunities – educational, cultural and professional – to engage in the bilateral relationship.
  • Informing young people about the bilateral relationship, and avenues to engage with Australia and Indonesia.
  • Inspiring business, government, educational institutions and other organisations to support and facilitate youth engagement with Indonesia in Australia.

Volunteer position: Communications Officers (3 positions available: Social Media, Graphic Design and AIYA Links)

Starting date: Immediate

Reports to: Director of Communications, Director of Operations and President

Role: The Communications Officers will work with the Director of Communications and communications team to manage AIYA’s communications on social media and its website. The communications officers will each fill the following key tasks:

  • Social Media management
  • Curating and editing the weekly AIYA Links newsletter
  • Graphic design

Time Commitment: Approximately 4-5 hours per week

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing updates to AIYA’s social media channels and website including:
    • Updating and monitoring AIYA’s profiles on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
    • Managing and updating the AIYA jobs board
  • Working with AIYA chapters to promote their events and initiatives through national channels
  • Graphic design for AIYA National and Chapters as required
  • Working with the Blog Team to promote and distribute AIYA blog posts and resources
  • Managing website content and updates
  • Maintaining the AIYA jobs board
  • Preparing and sending the weekly AIYA Links email
  • Liaising with third parties to distribute and promote AIYA’s website content
  • Assisting the director of communications in broader communications efforts


  • Bachelor’s degree (completed or enrolled)
  • Strong understanding of the Australia-Indonesia relationship
  • English and Indonesian language skills
  • Strong experience with social media
  • A background in marketing, journalism or writing would be beneficial

How to apply:

Applications for the communications officer positions are open until 21 July 2017.  To apply, please email a copy of your CV and a cover letter of up to 350 words addressing the key responsibilities and necessary skills for the role to communications@aiya.org.au. Please let us know what aspect(s) of the key responsibilities criteria appeal most to you, and whether you have a preference for Social Media, AIYA Links, or Graphic Design) and why.

The position is open to young people from Australia or Indonesia who meet the selection criteria outlined. The roles are best suited to current undergraduate/postgraduate students or those that have just entered the workforce. If you’re interested in the position, or not sure if you fit the bill, we suggest you get in touch with us anyway — we’d be happy to discuss other ways we could work together.

These volunteer roles in the communications team are a fantastic opportunity to get involved in AIYA at almost every level. You’ll be working directly with the existing Blog Editor, the Director of Communications, as well as with the other members of the AIYA Communications team. You will also have regular contact with the National Executive, as well as Chapter representatives, whilst assisting to boost the presence of AIYA in person and online.

Internship at Asia Society in Sydney, Australia

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 programaustralia@asiasociety.org

Please include:

  1. a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for the position and the days and hours you are available to work (1 page)
  2. a resume (maximum 2 pages)
  3. a short writing sample (maximum 3-5 pages on any topic)

Applications close on 1st July 2017. 

Euan Crone Asian Awareness Scholarship

aiia-logo-230x230The Australian Institute for International Affairs (AIIA) is now accepting applications for their Euan Crone Asian Awareness Scholarship. In 2013, Euan Crone, a member of AIIA VIC who participated in the AIIA VIC 2013 Study Tour of Myanmar, decided to establish a charitable endowment fund giving grants up to $5,000 per person to deepen awareness of Asia among young Australians.

Scholarships are open to young Australian citizens and permanent residents up to the age of 35 who are members of the AIIA in any Australian State or Territory at the time of application. Applicants should possess a genuine interest in Asia and a commitment to the deepening of knowledge and understanding of Asia in the Australian community. Ideally, they will already have had exposure to a country of Asia in a particular field or sector. Knowledge of the local language will add weight to any application. Applications should outline how the applicant will use the scholarship to deepen an understanding of an individual country of Asia or of an aspect of Asia.

For the purpose of applications, Asia encompasses India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka; China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines; and Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

The Euan Crone Asian Awareness Scholarship may be used for:

  • Carrying out self-study and research
  • Formal, specialised short-term study at recognised educational institutions
  • Cost of food, accommodation and travel expenses during the experience
  • Short-term work or research attached to an in-country organisation

At the conclusion of the program, the successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Submit a pro forma report, financial acquittal, an article to the AIIA’s blog and address AIIA members on their return.
  • The final $500 of the scholarship will be paid out once the recipient has met these requirements.

How to Apply: 

All scholarship applications should be made in writing and accompanied by a completed application form (Download the Application form:  DOC | PDF), a current CV, two written references with contact details and a copy of the applicant’s most recent university transcript.

Please email all supporting documentation to euancronecommittee@internationalaffairs.org.au. The subject line should be Euan Crone Scholarship 2017: [Your name]. It is requested that where possible attachments should be in PDF format.

For further information see internationalaffairs.org.au or contact euancronecommittee@internationalaffairs.org.au

The deadline for all applications is 30 September, 2017.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Volunteer for NAILA 2017 – Committee Positions Available!

Applications are now due at midnight (AEST) on Sunday 18 June.

Who are we?

The National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is an annual speech competition that rewards and fosters the development of Indonesian language learning in Australia at all levels.

We invite primary school students through to executive level speakers to submit videos of themselves speaking in Indonesian on certain topics and annual themes. We work closely with the private, government and not-for-profit sectors.

We are a fun and energetic group of young Australian & Indonesian professionals who are dedicated to improving the bilateral relationship and Indonesian language studies in Australia.

Who are we looking for?

  • Professionals or students with an interest in the Australia-Indonesia relationship
  • Commitment to attend weekly committee meetings (1 hour) via Skype and to attend the three-day NAILA Award Ceremony weekend
  • Individuals with strong time management, written and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a small team and autonomously to carry out tasks to deadlines

NAILA is committed to diversity and aims to create an environment that values the contribution of people from different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Our flexible online environment allows our volunteers to balance their work, study, volunteer and personal responsibilities.

We provide a supportive and flexible work environment that caters to individuals’ circumstances no matter what sex, gender, ethnicity, age, disability, or religion they may identify with.


We encourage expressions of interest (EOIs) from individuals who would like to join the NAILA team. Here’s how you can apply:

  1. Submit an application for one or more of the position descriptions outlined here, or
  2. If your background / experience / areas of interest do not align with the specific position descriptions, tell us why you want to join the team and how you can contribute to our program.

Applications should be sent to Maighdlin Doyle (maighdlin.doyle@naila.org.au) with a covering letter of no more than 500 words and a current CV (no more than 2 pages).

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications are now due at midnight (AEST) on Sunday 18 June.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact Maighdlin.

East Asia Program Internship at Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia

The East Asia Program is looking to hire an intern who can work part-time, starting in July and continuing until mid-December at the Lowy Institute Office in Sydney, Australia.

The successful candidate will assist the program’s Southeast Asia research fellow with research and events on Indonesia, Myanmar, and the United States’ role in East Asia. Much of the work will involve collaborative, quick turn research on these subjects. There will also be substantial opportunity for interns to pursue their own research on an area to be determined in coordination with the research fellow, and to publish the results of their research on the Lowy Institute website.

The internship program aims to connect talented international policy students and professionals with our research staff and programs. Typically you will be enrolled in, or have completed, the final year of undergraduate studies, honours or postgraduate studies. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated strong English research and writing skills who have a familiarity with the politics of one or more of the countries of Southeast Asia, and with geostrategic issues in the region. Proficiency in Indonesian or Burmese or another Southeast Asian language is valuable but not required.

Start date: Flexible, 1 July through 1 August

Hours: Part-time, Equivalent of two days a week, but these can be organized around a student’s schedule. Ability to attend a midday Monday team meeting is preferred. A small stipend will be paid to cover daily travels and meals.

To apply, please prepare:

  • A CV detailing your professional/academic experience and achievements (strictly two pages maximum).
  • A one-page cover letter detailing why you should be considered for an internship with the Lowy Institute.
  • A 500-word original blog post on a topic (and in a style) that you believe would be suitable for publication on the Lowy Institute’s digital magazine The Interpreter (www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter).
  • Contact details for two referees

and attach them when filling in your application form here.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until 15 May 2017.

Head of Public Policy at Facebook in Jakarta, Indonesia

Facebook is currently seeking an individual to work as Head of Public Policy for the Facebook office in Jakarta, Indonesia. The individual will be the primary contact with the Indonesian government and policy-makers and will work closely with the Public Policy team in APAC and globally. The successful applicant will become part of a team that is dealing with some of the most interesting public policy challenges of our times including privacy, safety, freedom of expression, the impact of the Internet on established business models, and new opportunities for public service delivery.


  • Monitor the Indonesian political and policy environment for issues that interest and impact the company
  • Work with the Government of Indonesia, private sector partners and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on issues of privacy, safety and security, intellectual property, e-governance, content policy and other technology-relevant public policy concerns
  • Actively promote the uses of Facebook with policy-makers and influencers in both electoral and governing bodies
  • Represent Facebook in meetings with politicians and policy-makers
  • Build industry coalitions to help advance and support Facebook’s policy agenda
  • Communicate Facebook’s positions in public presentations and with media
  • Enhance the policy community’s understanding of the Facebook platform bette
  • Advise Facebook teams on public policy matters emerging in Indonesia

Minimum Qualifications

  • 12+ years of demonstrated experience managing legislation and/or government relations and advocacy work
  • Keen understanding of Indonesia’s political system, environment and institutions
  • Outstanding judgment and persuasive skills, creativity, and the ability to work in a dynamic environment
  • Experience in policy work for a multinational corporation or government preferred · Interest in emerging technologies and policy work
  • Superb written and oral communications skills
  • Proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia and the English language in both conversation and writing
  • Advanced degree in public policy, a related field or law degree preferred
  • Fluency in technology and a passion for Facebook

To apply, click on the “Apply” button on the Job Advertisement. Applications will close once the suitable candidate is found.

Volunteer with AIYA – National Web and IT Officer

AIYA is currently seeking expressions of interest for a Web and IT Officer. The role requires a voluntary commitment of approximately 5 hours per week.

The Web and IT Officer oversees and maintains the AIYA National website and IT systems (include email and database management). This person in this role will primarily work closely with the Director of Communications and other officers in the AIYA National Communications team. This role will also involve overseeing the redesign of the AIYA website. Key responsibilities include:

Executing a redesign of the current AIYA website

  • Maintaining the AIYA website
  • Managing AIYA email administration
  • Maintaining the online membership process
  • Supporting other members of the AIYA team with their technology needs
  • Supporting AIYA initiatives including NAILA
  • Liaising with AIYA chapters to assist with video editing for post-event content to upload onto YouTube (desirable only)
  • Scouting job opportunities relating to Indonesia/Australia to post on the website

Necessary skills for this position are:

  • Experience with WordPress, and ideally a background in web design including HTML and CSS
  • Some familiarity with collaboration and productivity tools such as Zapier, Wufoo, Google Drive and Basecamp
  • Ability to handle day to day cPanel web server and WordPress maintenance
  • Experience managing website development projects
  • Familiarity with email marketing tools such as MailChimp would be beneficial
  • A background with marketing and analytics tools such as Google Analytics would be highly valued
  • Access to video editing software such as Final Cut or Adobe Premiere and experience with basic video editing is desirable but not crucial
  • A demonstrated interest in the Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationship

To apply, please email a copy of your CV and a cover letter of no more than 250 words addressing the selection criteria for the role to communications@aiya.org.au.

Applications for the positions close on 20 May 2017.