AIYA-Asialink Business 2017 Internship Program – Apply Now!

Every year, Asialink Business’ Sydney office offers a fantastic voluntary internship opportunity to the AIYA network. For further details about the internship’s responsibilities and selection criteria, please see the position description.

Location: Asialink Business (Sydney), Level 21, 56 Pitt St, Sydney
Attendance: One day per week (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) commencing week 1 May 2017.
Hours:9.30am to 5pm, with option to attend occaisonal events outside those hours.
Reporting to: Asialink Business Manager of Partnerships and Development

Asialink Business was founded in 2013 with a mandate from the Federal Government to develop Asia capabilities within the Australian workforce. Its capability development programs, research products and advocacy initiatives allow businesses to develop essential knowledge of Asian markets, business environments, cultures and political landscapes to engage more effectively with Asia. For over 25 years the Asialink Group has been Australia’s leading centre for building Asia capability, public understanding of Asia, and appreciation of Australia’s role in the Asian region.
An Asialink Business internship is an opportunity to be involved with this leading organisation, and to expand the knowledge of issues across government, arts, education and business. It is also a valuable opportunity to develop Asia-Australia contacts and capabilities.

How to apply

To apply for the voluntary internship and make an important contribution to Australia’s engagement with Asia, please email your resume and a cover letter to

AIYA will review the applications and determine a shortlist of candidates. Asialink Business will select an intern after interviewing the shortlisted candidates.

In your cover letter (no more than one page), please explain why you would like to intern for Asialink Business in Sydney and why you are suitable for the role.

Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Applications close 7 April 2017, and interviews will take place in mid-April.

Volunteer with AIYA – Blog Co-Editor Position

AIYA is currently seeking another volunteer Blog Co-Editor to help manage the AIYA Blog. If you’re a young person with an interest in the Australia-Indonesia relationship and experience in journalism, editing or social media, we’d like to hear from you.

As Co-editor you’ll be responsible for working in a team with the existing Blog Editor to plan and develop content for the AIYA Blog — with a focus on day-to-day tasks like commission articles, editing, working with authors and scheduling posts for distribution.

Since it launched in early 2013, AIYA’s blog has provided a platform for young people to share their views on the bilateral relationship — from education, film and society to career profiles and scholarship tips.

Ideally, you’ll have a Bachelor’s degree (completed or underway), strong English and Indonesian skills, and a background in writing or journalism.

Key responsibilities

  • Promoting and commissioning content for the AIYA website
  • Commissioning and posting articles for the AIYA blog, including copyediting and proofreading
  • Responsible for developing and implement new content ideas
  • Preparing career champion profiles
  • Liaising with third parties to distribute and promote AIYA’s website content


  • Bachelor’s degree (completed or enrolled)
  • Strong understanding of the Australia-Indonesia relationship
  • English and Indonesian language skills
  • A background in writing, journalism, or content marketing — working online particularly valued

How to apply

Applications for the blog editor position are open until 2 April 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

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 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 for Postgraduate Students at Australian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia

The Australian Embassy Indonesia are currently seeking applications from Australian and Indonesian postgraduate students to undertake an internship over the period 29 May to 21 July 2017.

The Internship Program at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta provides a unique opportunity for postgraduate students to gain valuable international relations experience working in Australia’s largest overseas post. As strategic partners, Indonesia and Australia enjoy an extensive framework of cooperation and interns will gain first-hand experience in strengthening this partnership.

Internship positions will be available across a range of disciplines related to the work of the Embassy including; economic and trade, political, corporate, public diplomacy, international development and education. Interns will work closely with Australian officials as well as locally engaged staff.

The internships will be for a period of 8 weeks.

Interns will be responsible for a discrete project that is meaningful to both the Embassy and the intern’s learning and development. Duties may include:

  • research and reporting on economic, political, agricultural or education issues;
  • supporting public diplomacy campaigns and events;
  • supporting finance and corporate management;
  • reporting on development outcomes; or
  • supporting the design of development interventions

There are a range of internship opportunities available.  Please click on each of the internship placements below to find out more:


To participate in the program students must meet the following criteria:

  • be an Australian or Indonesian citizen;
  • currently completing or recently completed a postgraduate degree;
  • be available for the full internship period; and
  • have Intermediate English (at a minimum).

Students with a connection to Australian or Indonesian international relations are preferred.


Internships are unpaid.

Interns will be responsible for all costs associated with the internship. These may include but are not limited to: transport costs to and from the Embassy, travel and living arrangements, travel and medical insurance valid for Indonesia, passports and visas.

Application and selection

The selection process is highly competitive with a limited number of positions available.  Applications should be thorough and demonstrate the student’s qualifications and suitability against the relevant criteria. For further information, please refer to the Internship Advertisement and Frequently Asked Questions section in the first instance.

To apply, please click here to complete the Internship Application Form and send the form to

Applications close on Sunday 26 February 2017. 

Research Officer at La Trobe University in Bundoora, Australia

La Trobe University is currently seeking a Research officer who will be expected to develop research expertise by working with the New Beats team on their study of the aftermath of journalism redundancies, with the project now being internationalized with parallel studies for the Netherlands, Canada, Indonesia and Germany.

The New Beats project, which has been funded by the Australian Research Council, is being conducted by a team of researchers at five universities. It is investigating what happens next to the more than 1,500 journalists who became redundant in Australia during or since 2012. And the project has now been extended to include similarly themed studies in Europe, Canada, and Indonesia. More details about the project can be found at

The main focus of this position will be the development of research outputs for both academic and general publications. This will require participation in the development of literature reviews, l producing article summaries, management of surveys, and undertaking survey, data and interview analysis. You will also attend meetings and undertake administrative functions, including updating of the project website as required.

Skills & Experience

To be considered for this role you have completed a Bachelor degree with Honours or the equivalent in journalism, media and communications, or a related field. You will have experience with research using qualitative and quantitative methods. A record of publications, conference papers, reports, or professional contributions which demonstrate research potential is essential. Experience collecting and analysing data is essential to your success in this role, as is familiarity with using referencing systems such as Mendeley and/or EndNote. You will possess strong communication skills and have the ability to work effectively as part of a diverse team.


Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits

Position Description below: PD-Research Officer Media & Comms- Research-Level-A (Fixed-term, part-time) (job no.552093).pdf

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

How to Apply

Please click on the Apply now button here to apply for the position. Please address Key Selection Criteria from the attached position description and attach these with your application.

Closing date for the position is 1 March 2017.

Position Enquiries, please contacy Professor Lawrie Zion, Phone+61 3 9479 2961 or

Indonesian Language Teacher in Canberra, Australia

The Institute of Modern Languages at the University of Queensland is currently seeking a Part-time Indonesian Teacher to teach in Canberra from mid-March to December 2017.

The position will focus on teaching adults working for government for a beginner level course. The role will be 25 hours per week for the first five weeks, then 8 hours per week. There will be a textbook provided, but some supplementary syllabus and course material development will be required.

The person

Applicants should possess a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or language teaching experience with adults and native level proficiency in Indonesian; Indonesian language teaching experience including syllabus design and course materials development.


$70.48 per teaching hour plus 9.5% employer superannuation contribution.

Position Description

500160_3031152_Indonesian Language Teacher.pdf


To discuss this role please contact the Director, Ms Georgiana Poulter on +61 7 3346 8201 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button here. All applicants must supply the following documents: Resume and responses to the Selection Criteria in the Position Description (one page). For information on completing the application process click to here.

AIIA WA Bursary for Studies in Asia

The Australian Institute of International Affairs for WA (AIIA WA) is currently offering two bursaries worth $2,000 to all young Western Australians under the age of 30.

The bursary was launched the AIIA WA Bursary for Studies in Asia program in December 2011 as an initiative to encourage and support students of WA universities to undertake educational activity in countries of Asia. However as of 2017 the Bursary is now open to all young Western Australians under the age of 30.

To apply, applicants must complete the official application form and attach their academic transcript and personal statement. It is important that applicants declare any other sources of funding for the proposed educational activity as it is not expected that the bursary will cover all necessary expenses. The application form and eligibility criteria form can be viewed here:

AIIA WA Bursary Application Form 2017

AIIA WA Bursary Selection Criteria 2017

A selection panel consisting of academic representatives from each of the five Western Australian universities (also members of the AIIA WA) review all applications and make a recommendation to the AIIA WA Bursary Committee.

Successful and unsuccessful applicants are notified as soon as the Bursary Committee has accepted the recommendations from the selection panel.

Successful applicants must provide evidence of the planned travel before the bursary is paid.

Following the funded educational activity, bursary recipients are required to provide a report to the AIIA WA Bursary Committee and may also be invited to give a short talk on their experience at an AIIA WA event. Upon return, bursary recipients are encouraged to attend AIIA WA events and to become involved with the AIIA WA Young Professionals Network to share their experiences and encourage other young Western Australians to apply for the bursary program. 

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application as soon as the selection process has been finalised. It is anticipated that this will be in late April or early May.

Applications for the 2017 will open on the 27th of February.

All applications must be emailed to by midnight on 30 March 2017, with the applicant’s name in the subject headline.

For frequently asked questions and information about previous recipients, please visit the Bursary Page.

Finance/Engineering Internship with Inenco Group in Australia

A 12 month Work Study Program is now available at Inenco Groups – one of the most well-known providers of engineered products and related services.

Inenco Group is currently offering a “Work Study Program” to Indonesian students studying in their final year of Engineering or Finance in Australia. This is the perfect opportunity for final year students to gain paid work experience in Australia, with the potential to work at one of their Indonesian operations on successful competition.

The paid work experience will be permitted by their visa condition (i.e. 40 hours per fortnight when during the semesters and unlimited hours during the break).

To get more information about the opportunity, be sure to attend the Open Days in Melbourne or Sydney.

OPEN DAY 1 – Melbourne
21 February, 2017
50 Permas Way
Truganina VIC

OPEN DAY 2 – Sydney
22 February, 2017
18 Worth Street
Chullora NSW


Indonesia Analyst at Office of National Assessments in Canberra, Australia

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. 

AFTRS & SBS Bilingual Radio Scholarship – Graduate Diploma in Radio

If you’re fluent in Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese, Kurdish, Hindi, Korean, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Italian, Greek or Nepalese you are eligible to apply for Australia’s first bilingual radio scholarship, an initiative of the Australian Film Television and Radio School and SBS Radio.

The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition of a Graduate Diploma in Radio over approximately 32 weeks / 2 semesters, commencing February 27, 2017.

This course is designed to meet the needs of the Australian radio industry and is firmly based in practical craft development. The course is delivered in a supportive and challenging learning environment, which will prepare you for future professional roles in radio and multiplatform broadcasting industries. Graduates are qualified to work in commercial or public radio and will be capable of contributing to and shaping the broadcast industry.

In this course you will:

  • Spend one day per week at SBS Radio.
  • Learn how to produce compelling, high quality live content for broadcast.
  • Develop your confidence in your own creative ability.
  • Learn to work effectively and collaboratively in line with industry practices.
  • Learn to create innovative multimedia broadcasts for multiplatform delivery.
  • Experience four live broadcasts.
  • Have real world exposure through work attachments and station visits

For more information, please visit the Scholarship Advertisement on AFTRS website.


To apply, please click on the ‘Apply’ button on the AFTRS Scholarship Information Page. You will need to produce, record or write a five minute script which could be used for a radio broadcast at a station of your choice. Identify which station you have chosen. The item can contain any creative audio elements (submit as an MP3).

Applicants will be shortlisted based on their application task and resume. Shortlisted applicants will attend an interview.

Applications close 15th January 2017. 

Australia Awards – Short Term Award Courses

To begin the year, Australia Awards is seeking applications for two short-courses in international business readiness for fashion and textile sector as well as technology-enabled start-ups to be held in Australia soon. Both courses aim to encourage, support and advance the involvement of Indonesian entrepreneurs and innovators in global business.

International Business Readiness – A Course for the Fashion and Textiles Sector

This course aims to encourage, support and advance the involvement of Indonesian business people in international business and connect their business with market opportunities for international expansion.

Requirements for Applicants:

  • Candidates who run their own fashion or textile business (businesses must have been established for five years or more as shown in SIUP)
  • Managers of Indonesian fashion or textile companies (companies must have been established for five years as shown in SIUP)
  • Participant selection endorsed by the supervisor or Fashion and Textiles or Business Associations
  • Commitment to prepare and implement a development project as part of the course
  • Commitment to engage actively and foster networks with multiple stakeholders, including in Australia
  • Commitment to disseminate learning from the course with colleagues and peers
  • Minimum English proficiency level equivalent of IELTS 5 / TOEFL500 (preferred)

For more information, please read through the brochure.

Applications close 15th January 2017. 

Taking business to the next level – A course for leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators of technology-enabled start-ups

This 2-week course will focus on start-up companies in wide range of sectors including the application-based/mobile products or technology driven start-ups, and unique products and services delivered through technology.

Requirements for Applicants:

  • Be a founder or manager who is in an instrumental leadership role of a technology enabled start-up company (start-up must have been established and in operation for more than one year and less than 3 years) OR Be a representative (at Echelon III or IV level) from either the State Ministry of Cooperative and Small Medium Enterprises or the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Ministry of Trade and Department of Creative Economy
  • Be committed to prepare and implement a development project as part of the course; engage actively and foster networks with multiple stakeholders including in Australia and to disseminate learning from the course with colleagues and peers
  • Have a Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Have a minimum English language proficiency level equivalent of IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 500

For more information, please read through the brochure.

Applications close 20th January 2017. 

To apply for either course, please visit the Australia Awards Short Course Website and click on “Application Form” under your intended course.