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

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 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 or contact

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 ( 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 (
  • 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

Applications for the positions close on 20 May 2017.

Opportunity to attend 2017 International Maritime Youth Program (IMYP) in Makassar, Indonesia

The West Sulawesi University invites students of university and young people with age 17-30 years for International Maritime Youth Program on “Learning, Exploring and Sharing as well as Caring on the Maritime” which will take place on July, 24-30, 2017 in Majene, West Sulawesi, Indonesia. Around 40 participants will gather to learn, explore, share, and discuss diverse topics related to maritime, get to know various perspectives and see matters a bit differently. The International Forum will be organised by West Sulawesi University and Local Government of West Sulawesi as well as Regency of Majene and Polman.


  • Meet a diverse range of young students from different countries
  • Know challenging topics related to maritime from experts
  •  Enjoy the traditional culture of Mandarnese
  • Involve in Seminar and Conference
  • Discover West Sulawesi by visiting historical places and maritime site in Majene and Polman Regency, West Sulawesi and feel the spirit of the local land
  • Enjoy some of the programs and varieties of fantastic and unique events that are being organised for you

This is a free program. Airfare will need to be covered by the participant at their own expense. All international and local participants arriving at the Sultan Hasanuddin Airport, Makassar on July 23, 2017 will be met by the Organising Committee and transferred to the Majene.

To apply, please fill in the application form here and send it to this email using the title format: IMYP APPLICATION FORM_2017_NAME OF APPLICANT

Applications close on 20th May 2017. 

Research Coordinator (Australia-Indonesia Centre) at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia

The Australia Indonesia Centre is currently seeking a Research Coordinator to support the overall research program outcomes of the centre. Based at Monash University, the centre is a prestigious grouping of Australian and Indonesian research institutions, which brings together influential leaders in government, industry and academia to develop and deliver high impact research in key areas of shared national interest.

As the Research Coordinator, you will be responsible for providing expert research administration and oversight in relation to the management of the research-related activities for the centre. You will collect information from a range of research teams then refine and streamline this raw information before providing key reports to third parties.

Further information about the position can be read here in the Job Description.

To be successful in this role you will have excellent demonstrated skills in high level reporting across a wide range of disparate projects. Your ability to be across a wide range of information will be supported by your skills in collating and analysing information. This position also calls for high level interpersonal skills, with the role maintaining local and long distance two-way working relationships with researchers and key stakeholders.

You will ideally have a degree in a relevant field with substantial subsequent relevant experience.

The ability to speak Indonesian would be an advantage in this role.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

To apply, please fill in the job application here.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs“.

Applications close on 8th May, 2017. 

Consular & Passport/Administration Assistant at the Australian Consulate General Office in Makassar, Indonesia

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
of correspondence
• 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, 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.

Volunteer for Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth (CAUSINDY)

Calling for passionate young Australian and Indonesian professionals!

Are you looking for a interesting and rewarding way to build closer relations between Australia and Indonesia?

CAUSINDY is looking for ambitious young leaders to join the team as a volunteers. The team is made up of young professionals that work in management consulting, defence, technology, law and journalism. Causindy is looking for:

  • Program Officer
  • Logistics Officer
  • Recruitment Officer

Email for more details if you’re interested.

To find out more about CAUSINDY check out this video: