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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.
    • NOTE: Due to Easter and Ramadan, FLEX will be held on April 18 & May 2.
  • JOIN AIYA IN-PERSON LANGUAGE EXCHANGE! LX is back in multiple locations across Australia. Connect, chill, and converse with like-minded youth, meet new friends and engage in cross-cultural exchange. In-person language exchange is on:
    • WA: Every Wednesday fortnight, 6 PM, Old Shanghai Northbridge. Follow @aiya_wa on Instagram or Facebook for more info. 
    • NSW: Every Wednesday, 6 PM, Darling Square (in front of Messina). Follow @aiya_nsw on Instagram or Facebook for more info. 
    • Vic: Every Wednesday, 6 PM, Kathleen Syme Library & Community Centre. Follow @aiya_vic on Instagram or Facebook for more info
    • ACT:  Every Wednesday, 6 PM, Marie Ray Building. Follow @aiya_act on Instagram or Facebook for more info
  • PPIA Melbourne University x AIYA Victoria – The Forum: Indonesia Rising, a rare opportunity to interact with experts in government and business, through a policy case competition, workshops, a panel discussion, as well as a social night on different dates. Contribute tangible policy solutions and win $1500 worth of prize money! More info here and register before 9 April here.
  • AIYA NSW – Board Games Day at Good Games Town Hall – this is a chance to catch up with friends but also meet new people! The event will take place on 11 April from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm AEST. Free for AIYA members and $5 for non-members. Register here.
  • AIYA NTT  will host a Language Exchange  “How to Remain Productive?” on 10 April at 2 PM WITA. Have fun discussions and get insights on grammar for TOEFL and English common mistakes. Stay tuned on Instagram for the event!
  • Suara Indonesia Dance is 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.


  • CAUSINDY is currently looking for passionate and motivated individuals to join various exciting volunteer positions. Send your applications by 5 April, and check the opportunity here.
  • Celebrate Australia and Indonesia’s ethnic and linguistic diversity by participating in AIYA Harmony Day Writing Competition! Get your ideas to be published on the AIYA blog and win the prize in the category! Submit your entries before 11 April here.
  • Australia-Indonesia Muslim Exchange Program (AIMEP) is now open for applications! If you are an Australian or Indonesian Muslim aged 23-40 and are actively engaged in the community, we want to hear from you! Applications close 10 April (AEST). More info here.
  • Cardno is seeking a Project Officer to join the Economic Cooperation Program Collaborative Hub in Jakarta to assist the ECP Technical Leads. Application closes 4 April. Apply before 5 April here.
  • Helena College is looking for an Indonesian Language Teacher for students in Years 11 and 12. The position is on a part-time basis, stationed in Perth. Applications close on 16 April here.
  • Cardno is seeking an Agrifood (Grains) Adviser. Join the Katalis Collaborative Hub to undertake a rapid review, engage with the grains industry in Indonesia and consider and confirm plans for operationalising a grains partnership. Apply before 25 April here.
  • Asian Studies Association Australia is funding numerous prizes, awards and grants for publication, workshops, and postdoctoral writing in 2021. Applications open, more information here.
  • ANU is seeking a temporary Manager Global Programs. This role supports all aspects of the efficient and effective operation of quality Learning Abroad service delivery to ANU students and international students coming to ANU. Application closes 4 April. Apply here.
  • 98.5 fm Duta Nusantara in Sydney lagi butuh volunteer untuk jadi penyiar radio berbahasa Indonesia khusus di Sydney. If you’re interested in gaining experience as a radio presenter, please direct message the station here.
  • Cardno is seeking a Digital and Events Producer to join the Katalis Collaborative hub in Jakarta. Application closes 15 April. More info here.
  • University of Sydney Southeast Asia Centre is offering two $5000 writing grants for early stage academics to write an article on their PhD topics, and gain mentorship whilst doing so. More info here.
  • Bamboo Micro Credit is an Australian NGO offering loans to Indonesians in need. They are seeking a Board Director based in Perth. Read more here and email for more info here.
  • Palladium is advertising a Graduate Entry Route for graduates in Indonesia to fill an important role in supporting the delivery of a variety of projects and have an opportunity to frequently engage with clients and internal stakeholders. More info here. 
  • Monash University Indonesia is looking to appoint a number of professional positions across a range of areas and levels. Applications open for Chief Operations Officer, Educational Technology and Design Manager, and Senior Officer Community Engagement. Click here for the complete list.
  • Asia Group Advisors (AGA) is a strategic advisory firm and is currently seeking two Indonesian specialist roles: analyst and senior associate. More info 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.
  • 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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