Employment/Fellowship Opportunities

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Program Associate, Global Policy Programs department/Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI)

Position Open Until Filled.

The Program Associate provides administrative support to the Global Policy Programs department/Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), and assists with the logistical coordination of events for ASPI, a new independent, non-partisan, global institute focused on tackling the critical political and economic issues facing Asia and
the United States (launching in April 2014).

• Provide overall administrative support to the department, including meeting
scheduling and preparation, coordinating travel arrangements, and
drafting/editing correspondence;
• Assist in coordinating operations of the Asia Society Policy Institute;
• Develop and maintain systems and procedures to ensure timely and efficient
administrative workflow;
• Oversee and maintain the Institute’s database of contacts and mailing lists
• Process and track reimbursements and invoices;
• Prepare meeting/conference materials (PowerPoint presentations, meeting
documents/materials, correspondence, etc.);
• Assist in coordinating private and public events and meetings, including
booking facilities, arranging catering, drafting and distributing invitations, and
collecting/tracking RSVPs;
• Provide research assistance to the department, including trip preparation and
project-related background and analysis;
• Provide clerical support, including faxing, photocopying, filing, and
maintaining office supplies;
• Other duties as assigned.

For positions in New York, please email your cover letter and resume indicating position reference code and salary requirements to: globalpolicyjobs@asiasociety.org

Indicate job title and job code in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be accepted. No phone calls, please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Please regard your resume as having been received unless your email is bounced back.


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Indonesia Project Internship, The World Justice Project

Application open until filled.
Seattle, WA



The successful candidate will provide crucial support to WJP event-related research and database tasks for an upcoming Country Sortie in Indonesia in Fall/Winter 2014. This is a 10-15 hour per week position, supervised by the Chief Engagement Officer.

The position will be based in the Seattle office of the WJP, and is expected to start in mid-June and continue through mid-August.

The World Justice Project plans to convene a two-day Country Sortie in Indonesia, designed to advance the rule of law through pragmatic engagement with diverse stakeholders in that country. A Country Sortie is a meeting that convenes leaders from multiple sectors to identify rule of law weaknesses in the country and collaboratively design solutions to strengthen the rule of law.


• Provide research support to identify 80 potential invitees from key stakeholder groups – business, civil society, academia, government and media – and to filter participant recommendations received from external sources;
• Assist with navigation of logistical planning by utilizing language skills and cultural knowledge;

• Enter new Indonesian organizations and contacts in WJP database, update and maintain existing Indonesia contacts; and
• Assist with research on agenda topics, as time allows.



This internship is open to undergraduate or graduate students, or recent graduates, with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Candidates should be committed to the WJP’s mission and principles. Successful applicants will be bright, highly motivated individuals with the ability to work independently as well as in group settings, manage their own workload, and be able to prioritize tasks and work under deadline pressure. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications:

• Bachelors or Master’s degree or currently pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree;
• Advanced Indonesian language skills;
• Superior internet-based research skills;
• Excellent attention to detail;
• Minimum of one year’s professional work experience in the setting of a legal, non-profit, government, or international institution would be preferred;
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel), with preference given to those with proven ability to work in large databases;
• International experience and understanding of rule of law issues a plus.

How to Apply:

The World Justice Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Please send your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to jobs@wjpnet.org. Please put “Application for Indonesia Event Research Internship” in the subject line.

This internship will remain open until filled. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up directly with candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls please.


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Education and Volunteer Manager, Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC)

Application Deadline: June 23, 2014
Siem Reap, Cambodia


Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC) is seeking a full time Education and Volunteer Manager in Siem Reap, Cambodia to start in August 2014.

Job Description:

The Education and Volunteer Manager will report directly to the Managing Director (and indirectly to the Executive Director), and has overall responsibility to ensure development of Free Classes Program and volunteer initiatives:

Responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive strategy to provide quality educational opportunities; and
Maintain standards of teaching and training with national staff and Free Classes students of all ages.


This position relies heavily on independent initiative and motivation to provide as many quality educational opportunities as possible to Cambodian students and staff. The Education and Volunteer Manager will be responsible for running, improving and managing activities at JWOC's extra-curricular community school. This will include a wide range of responsibilities including but not limited to the below list.

Managing and developing JWOC Free Classes Program including class schedules, testing, materials, new initiatives and class observations;
Organizing and running workshops for various training initiatives for staff and scholarship students;
Oversee JWOC library activities and the professional development of the Librarian;
Staff management and developing appropriate training for professional growth;
Coordinating closely with the national Program Manager to ensure overall management and implementation;
Finance and administrative duties related to the program, including input to reporting and submitting monthly budgets;
Participate in appeal and media efforts, working closely with the Fundraising and Communications Manager;
Volunteer management, contact and orientation for foreign groups and individuals, including matching their abilities with appropriate activities at JWOC; and
Serving as the JWOC Child Protection focal point, providing training to new staff and volunteers on applicable laws, practices and codes of conduct.


Bachelor's degree (relevant field preferred);
Highly developed training skills, especially with EFL speakers;
Native level English oral and written communication skills;
Demonstrated analytical skills;
Ability to conceptualize and develop new training/learning resources;
Concern for detail and accuracy, with a professional and efficient approach;
Strong interpersonal and team building experience in a multi-cultural setting;
Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines;
Experience working in low resource settings;
NGO experience, preferably in Southeast Asia;
Experience working with and/or managing volunteer programs; and
Experience living and working overseas.

Terms and conditions:

JWOC provides a local experience for international staff, and pays a salary that covers living expenses. The incumbent is responsible for all costs associated with traveling to Siem Reap, in addition to proof of health insurance. The selected candidate will undergo a police background check before being offered a contract. The contract is a full time position for 12 months with the possibility of extension. Remuneration is $800 per month. The work week is 5 ½ days per week. Start date is August 2014.
How to apply


If you meet the above criteria, please send your updated CV and cover letter including contact information for three referees to info@journeyswithinourcommunity.org with "Education Manager Position" in the subject line. All application documents must be in English and only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until 23rd June



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Temporary Senior Program Officer, Southeast Asia Programs, Freedom House

Application now open.

Location: Washington, DC

 Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, Nations in Transit, and Countries at the Crossroads. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.

Position Summary

The Temporary Senior Program Officer will assist in designing and managing all program aspects for the Southeast Asia (SEA) regional portfolio to include strategic program design, oversight of program activities, fundraising, backstopping field offices, staff supervision, financial management, monitoring and evaluation, advocacy, and outreach. This is a temporary position based in Washington, DC and reports to the Director for SEA programs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in political science, international relations, human rights, international development, or related field
  • Minimum 6-8 years of directly related experience with 2 years of experience as a lead or supervisor
  • Strong 4-6 years track record in writing winning proposals, fundraising, and donor cultivation
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences
  • Strong knowledge of human rights principles and mechanisms, and understanding of democracy promotion, with a focus on SEA; expertise in Burma/Indonesia/Vietnam preferred
  • Mastery of MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proven ability to write effective reports, procedures, complete required forms, and maintain complete and accurate documentation
  • Strong knowledge of USG and international donor funding sources
  • Strong knowledge of financial management, developing budgets, and grants-related compliance requirements
  • Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and multi task to meet tight deadlines under pressure
  • Strong ability to deal with and negotiate conflict effectively while advancing organizational priorities
  • Ability to consistently apply good judgment in problem solving and decision making
  • Strong ability to initiate, foster, interact, and maintain relationships with contacts and stakeholders in a diverse and multicultural environment, with sensitivity and a high degree of courtesy, discretion, tact, and professionalism
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to conform to the highest professional standards in developing programmatic materials and resources
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact successfully with and motivate a diverse group of individuals
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times.


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Part-time Administrative Assistant, Mobilities Outreach International

Application now open.

Mobility Outreach International (MOi) is an international, nonprofit organization committed to helping physically disabled people live independent, productive lives. We strengthen the capacity of low and middle income countries to provide prosthetic and orthotic services, physical rehabilitation, orthopedic surgeries and the treatment of children with clubfoot. By offering training and facilitating the in-country production of prosthetics and orthotics, we ensure the long-term sustainability of our innovative approach to care.

MOi works in the most neglected areas of the world, including Vietnam, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, and Haiti. We have empowered more than 20,000 people to walk, providing them with not just mobility but hope.

MOi is looking for a new member of the team to ensure the smooth administrative functioning of the headquarters. This part-time Administrative Assistant position reports to the Director of Development and Communications. This pivotal position works with Board Members, Staff, volunteers, consultants and vendors and serves at the “go to” person in the office.

Duties and Responsibilities

Administrative (50%)

Answer, screen and route incoming telephone calls and reply as necessary
Sort and distribute incoming mail and e-mail to areas and staff within the organization, dispatch outgoing mail, and reply to e-mail as necessary
Write business letters or office memoranda using MS Word
Organize documents, photos and files, both paper and electronic, in a systematic manner
Assist in making copies and preparing for meetings; take minutes at meetings
Maintain and generate queries on electronic donor database (eTapestry)
Conduct research on individuals and institutional prospects
Prepare and send thank you letters to all donors and ensure properly recorded in eTapestry
Track and maintain donors and donor prospects in database
Prepare, process, and update mailing & mailing lists (e.g. annual appeals, newsletters, etc.)
Operate and maintain a range of office machines, including photocopiers and fax machines
Liaise with IT consultant/s to ensure proper functioning of office computer network
Order and manage office supply and inventory and ensure supply closets are organized
Assist staff with making travel and logistical arrangements and other tasks, as necessary
Greet and attend to visitors
Track office assets and keys
Maintain appropriate interpersonal relationships with all stakeholders
Financial (25%)

Maintain accurate daily accounting of fees, donations and other revenue
Perform banking duties and bookkeeping data entry
Prepare financial information for bookkeeper weekly which including but not limited to ensuring that documentation has proper signatures and scanning documents
Assist in preparation for the annual audit
Marketing/Events (25%)

Work with supervisor and consultants to update and maintain website
Monitor, maintain and expand online social media presence with assistance from interns and volunteers
Facilitate special event registration and execution
Represent the organization at trade shows, exhibits, as necessary
Assist with other tasks and duties as assigned
Qualifications / Experience

High school diploma or equivalent required, Associate's degree preferred
Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in the administrative field
Organized and detail-oriented
Able to multi-task and prioritize work effectively
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Proficient in MS-Word, MS-Excel and Internet-based communications
Experience working with database programs; working knowledge of eTapestry preferred
Experience with social media preferred
Experience with WordPress a plus
Able to work independently in a team environment
Self-starter; willing to take the initiative as appropriate

This part-time position (~20 hours/week) requires presence in the office Monday – Friday with flexible working hours and reports to the Director of Development and Communications with some tasks assigned from the Executive Director. Some nights and weekends may be required. There is no travel associated with this position.

How to Apply

E-mail cover letter, résumé and hourly wage requirements to jwhitaker@MobilityOi.org. This position will be open until filled.

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Unpaid Communications Internship, PeaceTrees Vietnam

Application now open.

Intern Responsibilities:

The Communications Intern will support PeaceTrees Vietnam’s Communication and Marketing efforts by maintaining our online presence. Create and maintain editorial calendar; make necessary updates to website; edit posts for style, grammar and spelling; Select photos to upload with post; optimize posts for selected keywords; manage the daily and weekly posting of articles and load them into WordPress.

Depending on time and student interest, the intern’s responsibilities may include: (1) Assisting with development efforts through mailing, filing, data entry, and drafting correspondence; (2) assisting with events; (3) researching potential funding opportunities; (4) writing and communication for PeaceTrees Vietnam (newsletter, blogs, social media, press releases, grants, etc.)

Skills Required

Basic knowledge of/proficiency with WordPress
High-level of professional and interpersonal skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Able to work cooperatively, foster team spirit and maintain a sense of humor
Organized and detailed work habits
Hours & Duration:

This will be an unpaid internship, with a minimum time commitment expectation of 8-10 hours per week at our downtown Seattle office. The internship is designed to be an educational and career-advancing experience where students will be doing meaningful work. If possible, we would like students to obtain credit for their experience at their university.

To Apply: Please email Kait McDougal at kait@peacetreesvietnam.org with the following attachments:

Your resume
A cover letter that demonstrates concise and persuasive writing, explaining what you hope to get out of your experience at PeaceTrees Vietnam
Email subject line: “PeaceTrees Vietnam Communications Internship: [YOUR NAME]”

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Governance and Right Coordinator, International Rescue Committee

Application Deadline: June 1, 2014

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world's leading agencies working in post-conflict and development contexts, supporting communities in over 40 fragile, failed and developing states. In this capacity, we work to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted, struggling to endure and wishing to advance on a path of development. The IRC works to aid in the development of societies in which people have the opportunity to realize their full potential and are supported by institutions and practices that are just, transparent, accountable, inclusive, and which promote and protect rights.

The IRC has been working in Myanmar since May 2008, initially supporting emergency response and early recovery interventions for communities affected by Cyclone Nargis. Since then, IRC has responded to natural emergencies and ethnic violence in a number of states. Over the years, IRC has broadened its portfolio to include health, water and sanitation, livelihoods, and social development programs. The IRC is committed to a long-term presence in-country with the aim of improving the well being of vulnerable populations living the hard-to-reach areas, focusing on Rakhine, Chin, Kayah and Kayin States.

The IRC has embarked on a new phase of investment in its governance and protection-related work and is looking to bring new skills and expertise into the Myanmar Country Office. In this context, the IRC is seeking a skilled, dynamic and experienced Governance & Rights Coordinator working under the supervision of the Director of Humanitarian Programs and Strategy Development based in Hpan, Myanmar.

The ideal candidate for this position should have strong knowledge and experience in peacebuilding and community driven development along with a demonstrated capacity to work with and strengthen decentralized government structures. The candidate should also have previous experience in protection of rights and rule of law programming.

Please follow this link to apply:

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Asia Intern, Cascade Asia (initially unpaid)

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Job Description

Cascade Asia Advisors is seeking candidates to work with our in-country teams as a part-time intern for the next three months (extendable to six months) to assist with our current projects in Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, India or China.


Provide administrative and logistical support on assigned country projects;
Gather materials for country specific programs;
Assist in the preparation and drafting of periodic reports;
Support the activities of country team;
Collect domestic, regional and foreign media articles pertaining to specific issues;
Complete special projects as needed; and
Additional responsibilities based on demonstrated ability could include: proposal drafting and editing, drafting blog posts and contact lists.

Pursuing BS/BA degree or current MS/MA student;
Native fluency or working professional proficiency (reading and speaking) in local country language and/or English;
An interest in international business, politics, economics and/or communications;
Must be well-organized and skilled at prioritizing and managing multiple tasks;
Excellent oral, written and communication skills;
Capacity to work both independently and as a member of a team; and
Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc) and/or WordPress strongly desired.

This internship will start off as a part-time unpaid position though the possibility exists for developing into a paid position. We are currently recruiting for applicants available immediately. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

No phone calls please.

To apply, submit your resume to info@cascadeasia.com.


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Part-time Managing Editor of Southeast Asia Program Publications, Cornell University

Application now open.

The managing editor of Southeast Asia Program Publications (SEAP) is responsible for overseeing manuscripts from submission to acceptance, through the preparation process and on to publication. The managing editor works both independently and collaboratively, supervising all SEAP Publications employees with ultimate responsibilities for publication acquisition, editing, and production of semi-annual academic journal and academic books.

The managing editor also oversees warehouse management, fulfillment management, and business operations. The managing editor is expected to negotiate with distributors in the US and abroad and develop marketing plans, including but not limited to the creation and production of catalogues, an effective website and strong online presence for SEAP Publications.

In order for SEAP Publications to make any needed transitions in accordance with advancements in e-books and digital publishing, the managing editor will research current developments in digital publishing technology and make recommendations and implement any needed changes. These changes may include developing new workflow and style guides for digital products, identifying and advising on acquisitions or backlist products best suited to the electronic environment.

This is a benefits-eligible term part-time, 20 hours/week position (with a potential for later expansion of hours depending on program needs). The term of the appointment will be 3 years with the possibility of extension.

Web announcement: cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10164/jobdetail.ftl?job=23832

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Assistant Consultant, Kenan Institute Asia

Application Open Until Filled


We are looking to hire a full-time employee for an Assistant Consultant position under a two year commitment. The Assistant Consultant (AC) assists and supports the Marketing and Project Development team in communicating overall Institute messaging and in securing project funding, especially for corporate sector funded projects; and the AC supports the implementation of projects through research and editing. So the person we are looking for should understand business and have very good English skills, but does not have to be a business school graduate.

It would be ideal if the candidate had some Thai language / Thailand living experience.

The pay is only living wage for Bangkok, but the opportunity and experience will be amazing!

Best regards,

Richard Bernhard
Executive Director
Kenan Institute Asia

Queen Sirikit National Convention Center 2nd Fl., Zone D, Room 201/2,
60 New Ratchadapisek Road
Klongtoei, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

Tel +662-229-3131 or 3132
Fax +662-229-3130


Kenan Institute Asia is a knowledge and capacity building organization implementing results-oriented, social and economic development programming on a not-for-profit basis. With our headquarters in Bangkok, we conduct activities in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as regional activities in Southeast Asia. Our focus areas include business and economic development, education, public health, and corporate social responsibility.

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Thai Language Instructor, UCLA

Position is open until filled.

Thai Language Lecturer

The University of California, Los Angeles, invites applications for a full-time Thai Language Lecturer position for academic year 2014-2015. The position will be a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal on a yearly basis in accordance with University policies and regulations. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Thai and college level Thai language teaching experience. Preference is given to applicants who have a post-graduate degree in a related field and have demonstrated exceptional teaching achievement at all levels of Thai language instruction. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Send letter of application, vita, a video showing classroom teaching, recent course evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to Chair, Thai Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Asian Languages & Cultures, UCLA, Royce Hall 290, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1540. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2014 and continue until position is filled.

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Director, The Borneo Project

Position is open until filled.

The right candidate does not have to be an expert on Borneo, but does need to have a passion for international environmental justice, indigenous rights, and international solidarity campaigning.

This is a small organization. The right candidate must assume many roles and must be a highly organized self-starter. The successful candidate will be excited to work on both a local and international field.

The Director’s job encompasses

Fundraising; includes yearly mailings, events, major donor cultivation, grants.

Social Media and Online communications.

Management; includes managing staff, interns and volunteers, strategic planning, working with an active Board and Advisory Council.

Campaigning; includes organizing, developing and implementing campaign strategies. The Director will collaboratively design creative campaigns and initiatives that support indigenous-led activism in Borneo (in international forums and/or at the grassroots community level).

Communications/Media; includes the creation of stories, photo essays and short videos to inform and engage national (Indonesian or Malaysian) and/or international audiences.

Bonus skills:

Field Experience: experience with natural-resource dependent indigenous communities facing major challenges to maintaining their culture and livelihoods.

Language skills: Indonesian/Malay a plus, but not necessary

Experience working with non-profits.

How to Apply: In your cover letter, please answer the following questions (up to two pages). Also, please attach your resume and a salary history.

Why are you drawn to this job?

What specific experiences prepare you for this job?

Why do you believe that Americans should care about what is happening in Borneo?

The position is located in our lovely office in downtown Oakland, California. The Borneo Project is fiscally sponsored by the Earth Island Institute, a registered non-profit that manages our accounting, payroll, taxes, and benefits.

Please email your application and/or any questions to hiring@borneoproject.org.

Application deadline: We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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Program Associate, The Laurasian Insitute

Position is open until filled

Join The Laurasian Institution in creating the very best exchange environment for students, families and schools! The Laurasian Institution (TLI) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization specializing in cross-cultural exchange and citizen diplomacy for over 20 years. Take pride in working with colleagues who share your commitment to quality international education and exchange between the U.S. and East Asia.

We are currently seeking a full-time Program Associate with a passion for cultural exchange to join the high school exchange program team in our Seattle office. Team members work with high school students from China, Japan, Korea, and Thailand and their American host families and schools. Candidates must be highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented, with excellent communication skills.

Salary: DOE

Benefits: Medical, Dental, 401K, Paid Vacation

To apply, submit an online application at www.laurasian.org/apply.htm.

The Laurasian Institution
12345 Lake City Way NE #151
Seattle, WA 98125

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Volunteer Opportunity: Indonesian Document Translation for Reprieve


We assist prisoners facing the death penalty around the world and prisoners held as part of the ‘war on terror’. We are currently looking for some Indonesian translation help and I wondered if anyone of you may be interested in providing some voluntary assistance? We would need some help translating various types of documents, e.g. court documents, witness statements, letters etc., mainly from Indonesian to English for some cases that we are assisting on. The translation can be done remotely; it would be really great if you have some spare time to help with some documents occasionally.


There are different types and lengths of documents to translate. We will generally try to split larger documents between a group of people so no one is overburdened. Just to give you an idea, recently we split 15 pages of documents equally amongst three people as they signalled that they had capacity for about five pages each. If people wish to do more, then great, but equally, if someone is only able to do a page or two then we really appreciate that as well. In terms of turnaround, people tend to take a quick look at the document and then give us an expected completion date. This tends to range from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. Generally, we are building a pool of people that we occasionally send documents for translation to, so as to ensure that no one is ever overburdened.

Nina Hengl
EC Project, Death Penalty Team
PO Box 72054
London EC3P 3BZ
Email: Nina.Hengl@reprieve.org.uk

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Southeast Asia Analyst, Eurasia Group

Applications are currently open.

Eurasia Group is seeking an experienced and motivated analyst of Southeast Asian political affairs, to be located in the firm's New York or Washington offices.

In this position, you will assess the political risks associated with political, social, security and economic developments in Southeast Asia of relevance to Eurasia Group's financial, corporate, and government clients. You will either have, or will develop, the ability to analyze a number of countries in both the mainland and archipelago of Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. You will perform in-depth research and will write both short analyses and longer papers. You will frequently brief both private sector and government clients. You will therefore have excellent analytical and presentation (oral and written) skills. You understand deadlines and you write in a good, succinct style at native English standard.

You will have at least an MA in political science or a relevant field and a minimum of five years of relevant work experience. At least one year of relevant in-country experience is preferred. Proficiency in at least one Southeast Asian language is highly preferred (Tagalog, Thai, or Vietnamese preferred). Applications from more experienced candidates are also welcomed. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

To apply for this position, please follow the link. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

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Program Officer, International Partnerships
Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis


The Program Officer works with the Director of International Partnerships and as part of the overall IWHC Program team to identify, support and strengthen local non-governmental organizations (NGO) and leaders in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. S/he contributes to the design and implementation of a grants and technical assistance program; seeks and cultivates partnerships with leaders and leading organizations; maintains substantive knowledge of issues, policies and networks; writes and presents on a variety of topics; and collaborates closely with other IWHC program staff on policy work at the international and regional levels and in Washington DC. IWHC values teamwork and engages staff across functions; the Program Officer will therefore be expected to contribute to IWHC's overall programmatic and organizational development.


TO APPLY: Send cover letter (including ref. #PO1013 and salary requirements) and resume to: Liisa Sweet-Korpivaara @ fax 212-979-9009, or via email (in MS Word) to: recruitment@iwhc.org

We cannot respond to all inquiries—only candidates for consideration will be contacted. Regrettably we will not accept phone calls.

IWHC is an equal opportunity employer. IWHC strictly prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual's race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, HIV status or disability. This policy applies to all IWHC activities including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, discipline and discharge. We are committed to seeking qualified candidates who contribute to the diversity of the working environment.

For more information, please see http://www.idealist.org/view/job/dD5Cj9DmM7SP

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.


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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.

Programs include:


  • Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA)

  • Faculty Research Abroad (FRA)

  • Group Projects Abroad (GPA)

  • Seminars Abroad (SA)


  • American Overseas Research Centers (AORC)

  • Business and International Education (BIE)

  • Centers for International Business Education (CIBE)

  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

  • Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP)

  • International Research and Studies (IRS)

  • Language Resource Centers (LRC)

  • National Resource Centers (NRC)

  • Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access (TICFIA)

  • Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL)

To learn more about IFLE Programs, please visit our web site at www.ed.gov/ope/iegps


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Citizen Outreach Directors
For graduating seniors, applications are currently open

Organization: Fund for the Public Interest
Contact: Kristina Acevedo at 916-444-3327 or kacevedo@fundstaff.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.

For more information please click here or visit: http://www.fundforthepublicinterest.org/


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Part-Time Research Intern with Cascade Asia 
Position open until filled

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 info@cascadeasia.com.

More info at http://www.cascadeasia.com/job-opportunities/


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Southeast Asia Center
University of Washington
303 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
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

Mary Barnes, Program Assistant