AIYA Annual 2020 is out! Find out what different chapters were doing, and how AIYA adapted and rose above the challenges brought about by the pandemic.

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  • JOIN AIYA ON DISCORD! AIYA would like to cordially invite you to join our new Discord, an online group-chatting platform. We will be using Discord a digital hub for AIYA activities including:
    • FLEX – our online language exchange is shifting over to Discord from UniBridge
    • Games nights – AIYA will be hosting casual and impromptu gatherings on Discord
    • Ngobrol santai – any AIYA member will be able to join and chat with other members whenever you want.
  • 9 February – Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF) is hosting a special online screening of feature documentary film ‘As Worlds Divide’ and an open panel discussion at 6:30pm AEST. Book a ticket here.
  • 10 February – Language Exchange AIYA Victoria is starting again! 6 pm Wednesdays at Carlton Gardens, join in to practise your Bahasa Indonesia or your English. Check out @aiya_victoria for more information.
  • 11 February – Cross-curriculum STEM Education is a webinar sharing insights and case-studies of implementing STEM programs in international settings. If you are an Indonesian STEM or science teacher you can register here.
  • 11 February – Monash Indonesian Seminar Series (MISS) will have its first webinar in 2021 on “Identity politics and style in the Malay music and culture of Indonesia’s Riau Islands” This seminar will be held at 5:00pm to 6:00pm AEDT. Register here
  • 12- February- AIYA Jawa Barat x AIYA Yogyakarta Opening Event: Lets start a new journey with positivity! Join the two AIYA chapters on sharing knowledge about positive mindset to start the year! Follow @aiya.yogyakarta and @aiya_jawa_barat for more info.
  • 13 February – 13 March – Bali Poetry Slam Unspoken is an event a part of Southeast Asia Queer Festival, and provides a safe space for poets to share their experience and educate. More info here.
  • Suara Indonesia Dance are hosting online Indonesian dance classes via zoom. They’re held on Friday nights between 6:30pm – 7:30pm AEST. All ages and levels welcome. Read more and book via Paypal here
  • Listen to cosy and in-depth conversations between talented individuals about social and cultural issues in Indonesia and Australia. Explore the Sana-Sini Podcast here
  • Kremes Podcast provides lovers of Australia and Indonesia with a chance to listen to a range of Aus-Indo topics from casual chats about our shared cross-cultural experiences to more informative discussions like tips on living/studying/working in Australia. Listen here.
  • Indonesia Project Global Seminar – ANU’s Indonesia Project is bringing you a weekly series of seminars on COVID-19 right to your living room. Join in for live discussions, or surf through the archives of previous seminars here.


  • Perth USAsia Centre hosts semester-long internships (1day/week) for university students with experience in international relations; economics, business and trade; Asian studies; and/or international law. Apply by Feb 5 here
  • Center for Indonesia’s Strategic Development Initiatives (CISDI) is recruiting Provincial Supervisor and District Supervisor for COVID-19 aid programs in West Java. Apply before Feb 7 here
  • Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) mengadakan call for papers untuk jurnal ilmiahnya. Paper tersebut harus terkait isu kebijakan politik, ekonomi dan keamanan di Indonesia, dalam Bahasa Indonesia. Batas pengiriman naskah untuk kuartal pertama adalah 15 Februari. Info lebih lanjut klik disini.
  • Catalpa is seeking an International Services Coordinator, responsible for delivering social impact through technology and providing support for initiatives in Timor Leste and the Pacific. If this sounds like you, apply before 16 February here. 
  • Scope Global is hiring a People and Culture Administrator based in Adelaide. If you are able to multitask, solve problems effectively, have strong attention to detail and have outstanding organisational skills, apply to this position before 19 February. More info here
  • Arkblu Capital is hiring Bilingual Bahasa Indonesia/English Associate (Finance & Ops) to work closely in Sydney. If you’re passionate about business and curious to learn new things, apply before 19 February. 
  • Surabaya’s Direct Aid Program provides flexible small grants for East Java and Central Java. Applications should support COVID-19 recovery efforts or priority development sectors e.g education, health, gender equality and empowering persons with disability. Submit by Feb 20 here.
  • Peace Gen is hiring a Project Manager to monitor and report on multiple development projects to donors such as DFAT, USAID and UN. Eligible candidates will have good English skills and have experience in the NGO sector. Apply by Feb 20 here.
  • Prospera is looking for an experienced Communication Adviser to lead its Communications Strategy and to deliver outcomes. Candidates that possess strong qualifications and experience and have Indonesian experience are encouraged to apply before 22 February. Apply here. 
  • Cardno is seeking Deputy Director to lead KIAT’s water and sanitation programs, and establish relationships with the Government of Indonesia and Australia. Send your application before Feb 22 here.
  • Conciliation Resources is looking for a dynamic and organised team leader to fill the position of Program Director, Pacific Region, to lead the organisation’s peacebuilding and conflict resolution work in the Pacific. Apply by 28 February here.
  • ANU Data61 International Fellowship Program for Indonesian Civil Servants is a unique 3-month fellowship to support the professional development of 2 Indoensian data specialist civil servants. Applications close 28 February. More info here. 
  • Victorian Indonesian Language Teachers Association are calling for enthusiastic Indonesian teachers and linguists to present their knowledge and experiences to improve Indonesian language learning. Apply by Feb 28 here.
  • US CSIS Research Intern – Southeast Asia Program (Spring 2021) is seeking interns with a foundation in Southeast Asia studies and international relations/political economy. Apply here for this remote internship.
  • Gojek is hiring Programs & Communication Associate in charge of the Yayasan Anak Bangsa Bisa (YABB) program implementation. Interested candidates shall apply directly on the link here.
  • AIFIS-MSU Conference on Indonesian Studies is calling for abstracts with submission deadline on 31 March. The conference welcomes scholars with interests in history, culture, anthropology, sociology, language and arts of Indonesia. For more information click here.
  • Indonesia Council Open Conference has an open call for proposals. The ICOC will focus on the partnerships that underpin Australia-Indonesia relations. Instructions for paper and presentation submissions are available here.
  • Women’s World Banking is offering opportunities for Associate, Southeast Asia Public Policy Manager, and Research Specialist to be based in Jakarta. Apply soon on this link.
  • IDP education is seeking an Education Counsellor Australia based in Kebun Jeruk. If you hold a minimal Bachelor’s degree, preferably from an Australian university and or have experience in education counselling, apply here.
  • The Asian Trade Centre (AIC) is seeking Research Analysts to join for internships. Interns must have a background in policy research, trade, economics, law or related areas, and will contribute to the design, development and delivery of ATC’s trade research, capacity building, thought leadership and advocacy products. ATC will review & accept candidates on a rolling basis throughout 2020. More info here.
  • The Indonesian Film Festival Australia is open for submissions for 2021. This year’s theme, ‘Myopia’, is a celebration of all the little things that often get overlooked. More info here and apply here.
  • Have you got some stories to share about Southeast Asia? Pitch an idea to The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre. SSEAC is looking for a breadth of disciplinary focus including history, law, political science, agriculture, medicine, among others. For more info click here.
  • Inside Indonesia publishes original pieces on a wide range of political, social, environmental and cultural issues in Indonesia. They accept articles from a diverse range of people who have an interest in Indonesia. To find out how to contribute, click here. 

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