The AIC has an extensive alumni network and conducts its own research into skills needs and the two organisations were keen to learn from each other. The Australia Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) joined the briefing to ask questions about the program and young people.

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International scrutiny of the processes that produce batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) is inevitable — and already beginning.  The author of a recent Wired article on the topic joins the pod.  Also: Jeff and Kevin discuss the implications of a potential attempt by the chair of the Anti-Corruption Commission (KPK) to name former Jakarta Gov Anies Baswedan as a suspect, and a clear-cut case of a tourist-on-tourist stalking exposes law-enforcement frailties. Listen here.


  • AIYA Indigenous Engagement Events! The Kumpul Committee was established to connect with and celebrate the Indigenous cultures of both Australia and Indonesia.
    • Interested in joining our First Nations Book Club? Join the WA group here and/or the FB group here to keep up to date.
  • JOIN AIYA ON DISCORD! AIYA would like to cordially invite you to join our Discord, an online group-chatting platform. We will be using Discord a digital hub for AIYA activities including:
    • 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 FLEX – our online language exchange now moved to Zoom! It is open to anyone with any level of Indonesian and English, and held monthly on the first Sunday of the month at 1pm WIB/4pm AEST. Starting on 4 September, join FLEX here (a recurring link).
  • JOIN AIYA LANGUAGE EXCHANGE (IN-PERSON or ONLINE!) 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:
    • ACT: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Marie Reay Building, ANU. Follow @aiya_act on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
    • NSW: Every Thursday, 6:30pm, alternating between in-person and online on Zoom. Follow @aiya_nsw on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
    • VIC: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Gallery Room, Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000. Follow @aiya_victoria on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
    • YOGYA: Biweekly on Mondays, 7pm, Lokio Cafe. Follow @aiya.yogyakarta for more info.
  • Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia is on until 18 March. Check out the dates and the line up here.
  • Australian National University will host a webinar on ‘Linking economic nationalism with global value chain: Indonesia’s nickel sector industrial policies’ on 22 March at 12:30 AEDT. Register here.
  • AIBC TAS is hosting a networking roundtable with The Australian Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia Her Excellency Ms Penny Williams PSM at Austrade in Hobart at The University Club at 5:30pm on 14 March. Register here.
  • AIBC VIC is hosting a seminar with The Australian Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, Her Excellency Ms Penny Williams PSM who will provide an updated perspective on the political, economic, and business environment in Indonesia and outlines the opportunities and challenges to deepening our economic engagement. Seminar will be held at the Investment Centre Victoria on 17 March at 7:15pm. Register here.
  • AIBC NSW is hosting a networking event with The Australian Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia Her Excellency Ms Penny Williams PSM at Austrade in Sydney on 3 April at 5:30pm. Register here.
  • AIY ACT and AIBC ACT are hosting a networking event at the Duxton on 23 March at 6pm. Register here.


  • AIYA National is looking for a Publishing Coordinator, Social Media Officer and a Links Officer to join our team. Further information on @aiya_national and apply here by 14 March.
  • AIYA National is looking for a Kumpul Committee Officer to join our team. Further information on @aiya_national and apply here by 23 March.
  • AIYA Victoria is looking for more committee members for their 2023 committee. Apply and find more info here.
  • Find out if you are eligible to receive a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant here.
  • NAILA is currently looking for passionate individuals who are interested in the positions of Programs Officer, Partnerships Officer, and Communications Officer. More information here and apply with this form by 15 March.
  • DT Global is looking for an Administration Support Officer (ASO) to assist Prospera Management Support Team (MST) in ensuring various operation outputs are delivered professionally, more effectively and in a timely fashion. Apply here by 23 March.
  • CAUSINDY is back and looking for delegates to travel to Yogyakarta on 24-27 May for the conference. Apply here by 28 March.
  • Arkblu Capital is a multi-asset private investment firm primarily focused on the venture capital asset class in Indonesia. They are currently recruiting for an Executive Assistant to support a driven and high performing leadership team in the execution of business projects and strategy on a day-to-day basis. Read more on how to apply here by 31 March.
  • The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is looking for a Senior Program Manager who will be required to undertake work that is complex in nature and to work under limited direction, with the opportunity for reasonable autonomy and accountability. Apply here by 31 March.
  • International Internships is looking for university students wanting to intern in Indonesia. Apply here by 2 April.
  • Darmasiswa, a scholarship program from the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture is receiving applications from foreign nationals aged 18-27. See the requirements here. Apply by 7 April.
  • Indonesia Australia Language Foundation (IALF) is looking for AEF Program Manager to provide support on its international programs. More info here.
  • The Australian Awards Scholarship applications are now open. Apply here.
  • The Jakarta Bintangs is an Australian Football Club with membership open to women, men and children of all nationalities, ages and ability. Beginners are most welcome. The club organizes games throughout the year. Most games are played in Jakarta, with occasional games across Indonesia and overseas. Tours are planned to Bali, Batam, Vietnam and Thailand this year. Trainings are held mostly held at Lapangan Bola Aldiron in Jakarta on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. On occasion, trainings are also held Thursday nights in the GBK complex.To keep up to date with training schedule follow them on Instagram @jakartabintangs, or contact Han on 081119337855. For more information click here.
  • Would you like to travel, intern and make lifelong friends in Indonesia for free? Value Learning is sending out an Expression of Interest for the Australian Indonesia Youth Exchange Program. Register here.
  • USYD is looking for a Communications and Events officer responsible for producing all communications and marketing material in consultation with the Director and Deputy Director, managing our social media presence and website, coordinating, and promoting all events and activities, and liaising with other professional service units as required to fulfil these tasks. Apply here.
  • Mosaic Connections is looking for a Communications Manager to lead with planning and developing social media campaigns. Apply here.
  • The Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE School Partnerships Program will establish 10 new school partnerships between Australian and Indonesian schools. This will include 10 Australian schools and 10 schools from across Indonesia, including schools, madrasahs and pesantren from primary (SD/MI) and secondary levels (SMP/MTs, SMA/MA/SMK). Find the application form for Indonesian schools/madrasahs here and the form for Australian schools here.
  • The Australia Awards Scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders to obtain a Masters or PhD from an Australian tertiary institution. The Scholarships have been an important component of the Australian Government’s aid program in Indonesia since 1953. Through study, research and networking, scholarship recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australia. Applications for these scholarships are open now until the 1st of May.
  • Register now to take part in the 17th Indonesian Film Festival Short Film Competition. The theme for the Competition is “Magnum Opus”.
  • The Australia-Indonesia Centre is launching its online Talent Accelerator Program (TAP), aimed at increasing the impact and leadership of early career researchers across Indonesia and Australia. Apply here.
  • Do you have a great Indonesia-Australia business development idea that needs connecting and support? Submit your ideas to Katalis through its business portal here. Proposals can be submitted all year, and will be subject to approval from the governments of Indonesia and Australia.
  • Bukalapak, an Indonesian-based tech unicorn with over 100 million users, 2 thousand plus employees, and a brand new office opening right here in Melbourne! They are looking for multiple positions in Jakarta, Sydney and Melbourne. Apply here.
  • DFAT has established the Emerging Markets Impact Investment Fund (EMIIF) which seeks to support development ideas across the Indo-Pacific region. If you have a bright development idea consider applying for support here
  • DT Global (KIAT) is opening various employment opportunities and current tenders. Find out more here. KIAT works with its government partners across Indonesia to deliver a range of large and small projects to improve access to infrastructure for all Indonesians.
  • 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.
  • Australian Government is receiving applications for the Working Holiday Maker program that allows young adults to have a 12 month holiday, during which they can undertake short-term work and study. More info here.
  • The Australian National University is offering a course on introduction to Indonesia’s economy and policy environment. This is a chance to learn from world experts on the Indonesian economy in a two-day intensive course. More info here.
  • Inside Indonesia publishes original pieces on a wide range of political, social, environmental, and cultural issues in Indonesia. They accept articles from people who have an interest in Indonesia. To find out how to contribute, click here.
  • Career Insights: Graduate Programs in International Affairs In this article, YAIA has pulled together a curated list of graduate programs with an international focus, across federal Government departments and agencies, state and territory governments, and the private sector, that are available to apply for in 2023. Find out more here.

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