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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.
  • 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 (food court underneath library). Follow @aiya_nsw on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
  • 3 July – AIYA QLD x ISAQ will hold a ‘As Worlds Divide’ movie screening. Filmed for eight years, the movie covers the lives of the Mentawai tribe who are losing connection with their land and cultures. Attend the screening at 3pm AEST in Queensland University of Technology, GP S512. Register here.
  • 7 July – SPARK Deakin is hosting a webinar on ‘Creative Approaches to Tourism,’ from experts in Melbourne and Bandung. This session aims to answer what tourism would look like in a post-COVID world. This will take place at 1pm WIB/4pm AEST, with more information here.
  • 8 July- NAILA is hosting an info night open to anyone who is interested in applying for NAILA. The event will be hosted online at 5pm AEST. Click here for more info.
  • 22 July Alumni Mental Health is hosting a Webinar on “The Importance of Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Strategies for Maintaining Resilience” featuring Australian psychologist Ms Chris Clay. Register here.
  • 7-9 September – RDI UREF x SUAKA is inviting you to join the Forced Displacement & Urban Management Conference. The Conference focuses on the theme of Right of the City, Space and Place, and Beyond Resettlement. More details here.
  • Bali Beat – Established in March 2020, The Bali Beat gathers together the biggest news and each day’s COVID-19 data on the Island of the Gods Subscribe. Follow Bali’s latest articles here.
  • 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 are welcome. Read more and book via Paypal 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.


  • International Internships has two Indonesia related positions open! They are looking for a Participant Engagement Coordinator and a Placement Coordinator. If you are interested in facilitating better Indonesia-Australia relations, this is the position for you! Apply by 5 July here. 
  • The Conversation Indonesia is filling two paid internships (3months) to work in its editorial and multimedia teams. Apply by 7 July here.
  • ACT Education Directorate is recruiting teachers that are keen to deliver foreign language programs to their students in Canberra. If you are fluent in Indonesian, French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin, or Korean, send your applications here by 8 July.
  • KIAT is looking for a Lead Adviser, Urban Mobility. The position will coordinate and lead the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and sustainability of KIAT activities in the urban mobility activity stream within the transport sector. Apply by 9 July here.
  • StartSpace has partnered up with Study Melbourne to present a year-long Future Founders Program aimed at international students and budding entrepreneurs which is completely free to participate in. Register here.
  • DFAT is currently recruiting for the role of Director, Historical Research Section, the ideal candidate should be a specialist historian, able to contribute to other historical publications, engage with academics and the public to enhance understanding of Australian foreign policy. Applications close on 12 July.
  • ANU is hiring a Lecturer in Indonesian Language and studies. This position will be based in Canberra, with teaching beginning in Semester 1 2022. If you are a scholar that is looking to making substantial contribution to ANU’s Indonesian language program, apply by 15 July here.
  • AASYP is opening various positions in the Operations team and Non-Executive directorate. Join a community of passionate young leaders in the ASEAN-Australia region. Apply by 15 July here.
  • Katalis is looking for individuals to join their panel of experts across a range of sectors to maximise the implementation of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. Check out the opportunity before it closes on 25 July here.
  • The Organizer of Forced Displacement and Urban Management Conference 2021 invites applicants to join our conference which will be conducted online from 7 to 9 September 2021. The Conference is organized by Indonesian Civil Society Association for Refugee Rights Protection. Register here.
  • Ruth Daroesman Graduate Study Grant is accepting applications. The award aims to encourage research on topics relating to Indonesia to be undertaken by students enrolled in a post-graduate degree at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. More info here. Apply by 25 July.
  • ReelOzInd! 2021 is receiving submissions for the sixth Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition until 1 August. Read the guideline here and submit your film here. Get a chance to win AUD15,000 prize pool!
  • NAILA 2021 competition is now open. With the theme ‘Travel’ or ‘Bepergian’ with 7 categories open to anyone from Kindergarten all the way to professionals. Make sure to submit your application by 31 August. More info here.
  • Lakoat Kujawas is calling for proposals for art residency program 2021-2022! The community of Taiftob Village, Mollo, NTT is open for collaboration with interdisciplinary artists and food activists. More info here.
  • Palladium is seeking an Education Consultant to work on their INOVASI program who will support the Ministry of Education and Culture by contributing to writing or the development of curriculum related documents, academic/research papers, reviews, guides, and other related documents. Apply here.
  • Australian Volunteers is temporarily suspending overseas placements but are continuing to support partner organisations through remote volunteering. If you’re interested in volunteering in-country then check-out a range of opportunities here.
  • OnlinePajak is looking for a Senior Product Analysis and Google Analytics, a Fullstack Engineer, and a Python Developer. These positions are based in Australia and have flexible working arrangements.
  • 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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