University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jobs, Conferences, and Scholarships for Southeast Asian Studies

Internship Announcement: Auditsi Consulting Group

The Auditsi Consulting Group, a management consulting company based in Jakarta, is looking for candidates for internships in professional companies in Indonesia.
Ideal candidates shall be willing to attend up to 12 months of internship, he or she shall have interests in subjects such as; Marketing, Communication, Business Development, Social Study, and Human Resources, Social Media Management will be an added value.
For more info, contact Daniel Fabien at

Job Announcement: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Application Deadline: April 30 2017

Department ‘Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia’ at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is offering
2 PhD positions
(starting 1 October 2017)
The positions are offered within the research group “Political and Economic Anthropology of Southeast Asia” and will focus on the theme of electric statemaking in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

More info

Job Announcement: Lecturer in Asian American Studies 

Application Deadline: May 12 2017

The Asian American Studies Program at UW-Madison is hiring two lecturers for Fall 2017. View full posting, deadlines and how to apply.
Working Title: Lecturer in Asian American Studies 
Official Title: Senior Lecturer (D80BN) or Lecturer (D80DN) or Assoc Lecturer(D80FN)
Degree and area of specialization: Minimum of a Master’s degree in Asian American Studies or a related field required. PhD preferred.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: University/College level teaching experience preferred.

Principal duties:
Responsible for teaching Asian Am 150: Literature and Cultures of Asian Americans and/or Asian Am 540: Special Topics (Hmong American Studies topic preferred) for Fall 2017.

Duties include preparing syllabus, course materials; presenting lectures and facilitating classroom discussions; preparing, administering, and grading papers and exams; and holding office hours. Class size will be approximately 35 students.

Call for Applicants: GEEO Teacher Travel Programs For This Summer

Travel the world affordably, earn professional development credit, and bring global understanding into your classroom!
Founded in 2007, Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that has sent over 1600 teachers abroad on adventurous travel programs. With GEEO educators can earn professional development credits and optional graduate credit while seeing the world. GEEO’s trips are 7 to 21 days in length and are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers. In addition to amazing tour leaders, many of the programs are accompanied by university faculty that are experts on the destination. The deposit is $250 for each program and then the final payment is due 60 days before departure.

GEEO also provides teachers educational materials and the structure to help them bring their experiences into the classroom. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and university educators, administrators, retired educators, as well as educators’ guests.

GEEO is offering the following travel programs for 2017: Bali/Lombok, Bangkok to Hanoi, Costa Rica, Eastern Europe, The Galapagos Islands, Greece, Iceland, India/Nepal, Bhutan, Ireland, Armenia/Georgia, Multi-Stan, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Peruvian Amazon, Peruvian Andes, Southern Africa, Vietnam/Cambodia, and the Balkans. The registration deadline is June 1st, but space is limited and many programs will be full well before the deadline.

Detailed information about each trip, including itineraries, costs, travel dates, and more can be found at GEEO can be reached 7 days a week, toll-free at 1-877-600-0105 between 9 AM-9 PM EST.

Call for Panelist: Social Science History Association 2017 Conference

Columbia University is looking for a Vietnam person to join the panel for the 2017 Social Science History Association Conference in November on the history and theory of emergency government in Asia.
We’re especially interested in papers that think about emergency as less a liberal legal problem (ie, how to uphold legal norms in an emergency) than a mode of government, a political ontology, or a technical rationality.

 7th  South and Southeast Asian Association for Culture and Religion Conference

“ASEAN Region’s Culture and Religion by the end of the 21st Century: A Dialogue of Past with Present?”

Vietnam Buddhist University, Ho Chi Minh City, July 09-12, 2017 More Info

Southeast Asian Language Teaching: New Directions Workshop

Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Friday September 8 noon – Sunday September 10 noon

Talks and panels on topics of interest across the languages of the region as well as about specific languages, including reports from the Content-based Instruction Working groups Some travel funds will be available for participating language teachers. More information will be available in due course at: 
Questions can be addressed to

Hosted by the Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University in collaboration with COTSEAL, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin, and UC Berkeley-UCLA NRC for Southeast Asian Studies, with generous support from the Henry Luce Foundation


Additional Links and Opportunities
Job/internship opportunities: Turn area studies into an internship or a career. See job listings at NGOs, think tanks, government, and private-sector employers.

Chinese Mutual Aid Association
Interns: Pan-Asian social service organization accepting candidates for interns for business development grant writing and workforce development and outreach liaison duties. Contact Michelle White at or 773-784-2900.

U.S. Department of State
Student internship program: Internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at Washington headquarters and US embassies, consulates and missions worldwide.

Room to Read
Positions open: San Francisco-based organization that helps develop literacy skills among primary and secondary school students.

Asia Society
Career opportunities: Internships and jobs posted regularly on website.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Jobs listed under Opportunities tab of ASEAN website.

Devex: Do Good. Do it Well
International aid and development jobs in 1,000 agencies, companies and NGOs in 100 countries.
International development jobs and consulting opportunities.

Hess International Educational Group
Teach English across Asia: Taiwan-based organization offers free training, benefits, and flex scheduling. Email NIU alum Derek Wright at or seewebsite.
Privately funded website offers searchable database of nonprofit international jobs and volunteer opportunities.

Specialized digital service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs that posts jobs regularly.

World Health Organization
Global health agency in the United Nations system encourages online applications for potential employment.