AIYA National is seeking a new Partnerships Officer! Click on the link below and find out more about the position.
In the news
- Australia and Indonesia will sign a free trade agreement next Monday, ending months of uncertainty.
- The collapse of an unlicensed gold mine in Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province has buried dozens of people, a disaster official said Wednesday, as emergency personnel used their bare hands and farm tools in a desperate attempt to reach victims calling for help from beneath the rubble.
- Indonesia’s second presidential debate might be a source of amusement for many Indonesian voters due to colourful exchanges between Jokowi and Prabowo Subianto. Yet such a debate-turn-banter reveals a bigger problem: the lack of policy details to address structural socio-ecological issues.
- Plastic pollution and the consequences of large-scale land reclamation projects are among the most pressing environmental problems in Indonesia today. Listen to this week’s episode of Talking Indonesia where they discuss the links between environmental activism and art.
- The world’s largest bee – a giant insect roughly the size of a human thumb – has been rediscovered in a remote part of Indonesia in its first sighting in nearly 40 years.
On the blog
- Don’t forget to read the 2018 AIYA Annual here!
- Adelaide, 7 March – Join AIYA SA at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and watch the Gamelan Orchestra with Traditional Indonesian Dances from Mataram, as presented by Sanggar Mendur Putiq & The Garage International. Please note, tickets are sold by Adelaide Fringe and must be purchased before the event! AIYA have also received an exclusive invitation to MEET AND GREET the artists and take a group photo after, so don’t miss out!
- Adelaide, 12 March – Join AIYA SA for LX at Victoria Square from 5:30pm!
- Bandung, 9 March – Come and join AIYA Jawa Barat for a footy (Australian Rules Football) session at Parahyangan Reksa Raga from 5pm. The session is open for everyone (Rp. 10K for members & 15K for non-members)! It will be held by Bayu Pratama, Director of Player Development for @KrakatoasFC based in Melbourne. So, join in, bring friends, learn, and have a kick with AIYA JaBar!
- Canberra, March 2 – 21 – The Indonesian Student Association (PPIA) ACT are holding FREE Angklung (traditional Indonesian instrument) and Jaipong (traditional dance) classes at the Indonesian Embassy every Saturday from 9-11am (4 FREE classes in total). Registration has now been extended to AIYA members. To register, contact one of the three names on the information poster here.
- Jakarta, 11 March – On behalf of the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), the AIBC invites you to the 2019 REGIONAL INVESTMENT FORUM (RIF) held at Nusantara Hall, Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia. Express interest by contacting IIPC Sydney at [email protected] or call +61 2 9252 0091 before 5 March 2019. Learn more here!
- Kupang, 2 March – Join AIYA East Indonesia (NTT) for LX at AussieBanget Corner – Nusa Cendana University from 11am onwards. This week’s theme is internet!
- Melbourne, 6 March – Come to AIYA Vic’s LX every Wednesday at 6pm, RMIT Building 80.
- Melbourne, 12 March – Come along to the Australian Institute of International Affairs’ (Victoria) seminar entitled ‘Asleep at the Wheel? Australian Economic Engagement in Indonesia’. Hear guest speaker Andrew Parker, Partner and Asia Practice Leader at PwC share his insights on the obstacles to a stronger Australia-Indonesia relationship. Get your tickets here!
- Castlemaine (Victoria), 25 – 27 March – Abdi Karya’s motto is “Don’t think. Feel.” The performance artist, theatre-maker and cultural manager from Makassar, Indonesia, has created a truly tactile performance for the Castlemaine State Festival. Learn more about Abdi Karya and purchase your ticket here.
- Sydney, 7 March – Commemorating International Women’s Day 2019, AIYA NSW’s first event for 2019 is an all-female panel discussion themed “Women Who Lead: Stories of Success”. Hear the guest speakers share their personal journeys and describe what it means to be a female leader. The night will close with networking and canapes with the panellists. To learn more about the speakers and to register your attendance, click here.
- Yogyakarta, 3 March – Feel like going for a jog? Join AIYA Yogya from 6.30AM @ GSP UGM Sayap Barat for some early morning exercise.
- Yogyakarta, 5 March – AIYA Yogya will host RRI Pro 2 Futsal from 5 – 7pm every Tuesday. It is 15k for members and 20k for non-members. #YukOlahraga!
- Yogyakarta, 6 March – Come along to AIYA Yogyakarta’s LX from 6.30PM @ AoA Resto & Creative Space.
- AIYA National is seeking a new Partnerships Officer! Read the position description here. To apply before midnight 18 March 2019, please send your current CV to Sam Shlansky (Director of Partnerships and Memberships) at [email protected] along with a short cover letter responding to the questions outlined in the position description.
- AIYA Queensland is accepting Expressions of Interest to join the 2019 committee for a variety of roles. If you’re a passionate, motivated young person seeking team and leadership experience, send your CV and a short introduction of yourself detailing why you want to join the committee (max. 200 words) to [email protected] by TONIGHT.
- Volunteers required! FBBI 2019 is the Festival Bahasa dan Budaya Indonesia 2019 and aims to celebrate and share Indonesian language and culture with high-school students across Victoria. To register your interest to present at one of the workshops across Warrnambool, Wodonga, Melbourne City or Clayton, click here.
- Saksara Research is currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified graduates to join its field research team in East Java (Surabaya based). Research Assistant positions are for a one month contract, with the possibility for an extension. Information about how to apply for this opportunity is available in the position description.
- Applications for internships at the Australian Embassy Indonesia are now open. The Embassy welcome applications from Australian and Indonesian postgraduate students to undertake an internship for an 8 week period from 1 July to 23 August 2019. Applications close on Sunday 17 March 2019. To learn more and apply, click here.
- Australia Awards Scholarships for Master’s and PhD degrees have officially opened and close 30 April 2019. If you dream about studying in Australia with a full scholarship, apply online here. Applicants must also complete an Additional Information for Online Application. If you have any questions regarding the applications, please contact the Australia Awards in Indonesia office via WhatsApp – 081289804911, Phone – 021 5277648 or email. For further information, please click here.
- Call for Volunteers – Indofest 2019, South Australia. The Australian-Indonesian Association of South Australia Inc. (AIASA) is looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to assist in the 2019 Indofest event on Sunday, 28 April 2019 at Victoria Square (South side). The Indofest Committee will provide take-away lunch on the day, and a certificate of acknowledgment should you require one. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the expression of interest form here.
- The City of Melbourne is calling on innovators, entrepreneurs, students and community members to take part in Open Innovation Competition 2019. Submissions open 7 March and close 18 April 2019. To celebrate the Open Innovation Challenge 2019, you’re invited to attend a free launch event ‘Melbourne Conversations: safety and the city‘ at Accenture on Thursday 7 March. Registrations are now open. One of the major prizes includes a trip to the Bandung Institute of Technology. Follow the competition here.
- English First (EF) Indonesia is looking for Australian teachers for teaching posts in Indonesia. EF Indonesia is also offering sponsorship for a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate valued at over $500 to successful candidates as well as full reimbursement for flights to/from Australia. If you would like to apply, please email [email protected] describing why you are applying for this role (100 words max) and attach your CV.
- Indonesia’s Ministry of Education and Culture is inviting all foreign students to apply for 2019 Darmasiswa Scholarship, with a chance to study in the University of your choice among 71 Universities across Indonesia. For more info, head to their application page. Applications close 1 March 2019.
- Balai Bahasa dan Budaya Indonesia (BBBI) of NSW is seeking people from NSW interested in joining their 2019 executive committee or becoming advisors/supporters. Balai Bahasa help promote the value of learning about Indonesian language and culture across NSW. If you’re interested, contact the acting Chair of BBBI, Jane Ahlstrand via email: [email protected] or WhatsApp at: +61439248958. Please note that all positions are voluntary.
- Applications for the Hamer Scholarships are now open! They offer Victorians the opportunity of a 5-6 month intensive in-market language study and cultural immersion in Indonesia, China, Japan or Korea with scholarships up to the value of $15,000. See how you can take your career/business to the next level with a Hamer Scholarship in Indonesia! Further information and program guidelines can be found here. Applications close 17 March 2019.
- The 2018 – 2019 Short Film Competition for the 14th Indonesian Film Festival has begun. The competition is open to everyone and closes on the 3rd of March 2019. This year’s theme will explore “The Unknown”. Show off your creative skills for the chance to win a grand prize of AUD $750! For more information regarding competition rules and regulations, head to their website.
- Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.