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This summer, America’s Unofficial Ambassadors will once again host a unique service internship program in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Unofficial ambassadors will study Bahasa at Gadjah Mada University and support local grassroots organizations and schools in fields such as youth engagement, women’s empowerment, conflict resolution and education. Internship placements include:
Program dates: May 21 – July 3, 2014
Follow this link for a list of prospective internship opportunities.
The American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS) invites applications from graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are US citizens and wish to pursue their research activities in Indonesia. Contingent on funding, we are offering seven grants of $5,750 each for research in any field of contemporary and traditional Indonesian Studies, with preference given to applications focusing on science and technology, broadly understood; women’s empowerment; food security; and Islamic Studies and/or Indonesia-United States Relations. These grants can be applied toward travel, accommodation and support of research activities in Indonesia. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 14, 2013.
Funding for this program is provided by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State through a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). For further information or to submit an application please consult our website (aifis.org) or contact American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS), Kahin Center for Advanced Studies on Southeast Asia, 640 Stewart Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850 or email <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rice University, located in Houston, Texas, seeks a new Director for the T.T. and W.F. Chao Center for Asian Studies (established in 2007; see http://chaocenter.rice.edu/). Our goal is to recruit a person with a record of excellence in scholarship, teaching and professional service that would justify both a tenured professorship and a named chair (T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Asian Studies). Qualifications: Ph.D. in a humanities or social sciences discipline or department, with a specialization in one or more areas of East Asia (including Vietnam) or South Asia. The Director must have a demonstrated interest in transnational circulations (e.g. the movement of people, products, ideas, images, technologies, etc.) within and/or beyond Asia, and/or comparative studies. We are also looking for a person with demonstrated leadership abilities and excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. A joint appointment may be arranged in an appropriate academic department. Salary appropriate to qualifications. Appointment begins July 1, 2014. The search committee will begin to evaluate applications on December 13, 2013, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applicants must provide a letter of application, a current resume, three recent letters of reference, and a list of any additional references with contact information to Ms. Anita Norwig (email@example.com). Electronic submissions preferred. Rice University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
El Colegio de México Center of Asian and African Studies Tenure-Track Position in the Social Sciences of South East Asia
Application Deadline: January 17, 2014
El Colegio de México has an opening for a tenure-track position in its
South East Asia studies program. The principal duties of the
successful candidate will be: ongoing research on one of the three thematic areas described below, a program of teaching at the MA and PhD level as it relates to the candidates background in Southeast Asian studies, and, finally, supervising the research students at the graduate level.
This job opening is equivalent to a posting for tenure track full time assistant professor, with the requirement of at least three years prior to application for tenure review.
See full job description and application instructions here.
Helping Link Work Study and Volunteer Opportunities
Applications are currently open
Helping Link is offering work study and volunteer opportunities for a number of positions.
The UW Work Study website provides a comprehensive list of the available work study positions, all of which also are available as volunteer positions. (Speaking or understanding the Vietnamese language is NOT required.)
The two positions described below are a priority at this time. Both offer excellent opportunities to gain hands-on and rewarding experience.
1. Computer Instructor
Coach computer skills to adults in small classes of 6 to 10 students. The curriculum includes computer basics: creating and organizing files, sending/receiving email, Internet, and PowerPoint. We will provide you with technical support, resources, and materials as needed.
Any of these sessions: Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm or from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
2. Tutor for After School Youth Program
Tutors assist students ages 6-14 in completing their homework. Student-tutors with a talent and interest in art are a plus. Tutoring sessions occur on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. A minimum of 3 hours per session, twice a week is required (6 hours per week).
About Us: Helping Link is a nonprofit, grassroots, community-based service agency that provides educational, social, and cultural programs to empower and support Vietnamese-American immigrants and refugees in King County.
Mission Statement: Empower Vietnamese-Americans' social adjustment, family stability, and self-sufficiency while nurturing community service and youth leaders.
For more information about these opportunities, please contact us at helpinglink2003@gmail or call us at (206) 781-4246. For more information about
Helping Link, please visit our website at http://helpinglink.org.
Country Director position (Indonesia): Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Applications are open for review
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) seeks nominations and applications for a strategic, seasoned, and politically astute Country Director to lead CTFK's efforts to promote strong tobacco control legislation and implementation in Indonesia. CTFK is a leading civil society organization dedicated to the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. Qualified candidates will understand and have proven experience promoting policy change and will be a strategic partner to grantees, partners, and funders in preventing the devastating health impacts of tobacco use.
The Country Director will act as the coordinator for CTFK’s activities in Indonesia, managing CTFK’s Jakarta-based staff and programs and serving as the primary liaison with Indonesian civil society organizations and networks. S/he will lead efforts to develop a comprehensive strategy at the national and subnational level to support the adoption and implementation of effective tobacco control policies consistent with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in Indonesia in partnership with Indonesian tobacco control advocates. The new Country Director will coordinate legal, media, research, and grant activities in Indonesia, collaborating with CTFK staff, NGOs, stakeholders, and partners in the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use.
The Country Director will report to and work closely with the Director of Indonesia Programs in Washington, DC to develop annual and long-term strategic plans. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker and effective manager who can balance the broader program goals with the day to day coordination, program execution, and collaboration. S/he will have a strong knowledge of Indonesian political systems, processes, and players as well as the opportunities and challenges of advancing policy change at the national and regional level. This position is based in Jakarta, Indonesia and open to citizens of Indonesia.
More information about the position can be found at: http://nonprofitprofessionals.com/searches/ctfk-id.htm
Call for Peer Reviewers: International and Foreign Language Education Office. Modest compensation provided.
Applications are open for review.
Call for Peer Reviewers
International and Foreign Language Education Office
U.S. Department of Education
The International and Foreign Language Education office (IFLE) of the U.S. Department of Education administers a variety of international education programs. IFLE continually seeks qualified individuals, in particular language and area studies specialists, to serve as readers for grant competitions.
Readers participate in a panel review of applications, and are provided with modest compensation. Most reviews are conducted electronically, via the Department’s G5 system, and travel will not be necessary. In cases where travel is necessary, readers are provided with roundtrip travel, hotel room, and meal allowances. The review process involves orientation, reading of applications, and regularly scheduled discussions with other panelists. Scores are based on pre-determined selection criteria for each program. Panel reviews normally last one to two weeks.
If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, and feel that you have the appropriate qualifications, please submit an online application at opeweb.ed.gov/frs/index.cfm and click on the link for the FRS Registration Page.
Once online, you will be asked to submit your application, including your resume/CV and provide background information outlining your expertise and background. You will also be able to indicate which IFLE programs you are interested in being considered for. Your application to become a field reader will be reviewed by OPE staff to determine whether you have the subject area expertise and appropriate background needed for upcoming competitions.
TITLE VI OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT PROGRAMS:
To learn more about IFLE Programs, please visit our web site at www.ed.gov/ope/iegps
Citizen Outreach Directors
For graduating seniors, applications are currently open
Organization: Fund for the Public Interest
Contact: Kristina Acevedo at 916-444-3327 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fund for the Public Interest (aka “the Fund”) helps some of the top progressive organizations in the country work on issues such as clean water, equal rights for GLBT Americans, and ending subsidies to corporate farms. And we're hiring!
We're hiring graduating seniors to help run our campaign offices next year as Citizen Outreach Directors. It's a lot of responsibility, mainly focused on hiring, training and managing a staff that goes out into communities to build grassroots support for the above organizations and their campaigns. We’re looking for students who might be up for this challenge and would be passionate about working on environmental and social justice campaigns. We know that many students who would be interested in this work don’t necessarily know how to find jobs like ours.
Cascade Asia Advisors is seeking undergraduate and master’s candidates for a part-time internship assisting with business development by performing the following duties:
-Research and gather materials for country-specific analysis
-Provide administrative and logistical support on assigned country projects
-Complete special projects as needed
-Additional responsibilities based on demonstrated ability could include: analysis drafting and editing, business development, and marketing
Required Skills & Experience
-Senior undergraduate or graduate student; relevant degree programs might include, but are not limited to: business, political science, international relations, and Asian studies
-Must be highly knowledgeable of and interested in Southeast Asia
-Must have excellent writing and editing skills
-Must be well-organized and skilled at prioritizing and managing multiple tasks
-Must be flexible, diligent, and team-oriented
-Proficient in a main Southeast Asian language is desirable but not required
To apply, submit your resume to email@example.com.
More info at http://www.cascadeasia.com/job-opportunities/
International Crisis Group Program Director, Asia
Application Deadline: December 11, 2013
The Program Director will lead research, analysis, policy prescription and advocacy activities of the Asia Program. The Program Director will have overall responsibility for approximately 20 staff members located throughout Asia, spread across three sub-regional projects: South Asia, Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia.
For more information and full job listing, please visit the ICG website.
Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
Awards will be made to two junior scholars with a primary focus being contemporary political, economic, or social change in the Asia-Pacific region (including Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia), or topics in international relations and international political economy. Fellows must be in residence for the duration of the appointment. They must take part in center activities throughout the academic year, and are required to present their research findings in center seminars. Deadline: December 31, 2013. To apply, please visit the APARC website
|Southeast Asia Center|
|University of Washington|
|303 Thomson Hall|
|Seattle, WA 98195|
|(206) 543-9606 tel|
|(206) 685-0668 fax|
|Laurie Sears, Director|
|Rick Bonus, Director of Graduate Studies|
|Sara Van Fleet, Associate Director|
|Tikka Sears, Outreach Coordinator|
|Molly Wilskie-Kala, Program Coordinator|
|Chris Grorud, Program Assistant|