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: 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.

Job Announcement: The Alliance for Tompotika Conservation

Position open until filled, posted April 2017

The Alliance for Tompotika Conservation seeks an Assistant Director. The Alliance for Tompotika Conservation (“AlTo”) ( is a small non-profit conservation partnership dedicated to healing the broken relationship between humans and the rest of nature, starting in one very special place: the Tompotika peninsula of Sulawesi, Indonesia. AlTo runs field projects to protect endangered species, rainforests, and coral reefs; outreach projects to build long-term support for conservation; and quality-of-life projects to promote the dignity and self-sufficiency of local communities.

Required Qualifications:
  • Fluent in English
  • Proficient in Bahasa Indonesia
  • Outstanding communication skills (written, verbal), esp in English
  • Excellent organizational skills, including ability to meet deadlines, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including cross-cultural sensitivities
  • High personal integrity and discipline
  • Physical flexibility and stamina to work long hours and weeks at a time in the field and in rough conditions
  • Strong commitment to nature and conservation, in word and deed
  • College degree (Bachelor’s or S1)
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office, PC or Mac)
The following attributes will strengthen your application:
  • Academic background in conservation biology, environmental science or related field
  • Experience with grantwriting and/or fundraising
  • Experience in rural Indonesia
  • Assist the Director with managing programs. The Assistant Director will likely take over leadership of AlTo’s sea turtle program, and will assist with program development and management of various other field and outreach programs.
  • Assist the Director with management of staff. The Assistant Director will be in close, regular communication via e-mail with AlTo’s Tompotikan staff, receiving reports, helping to manage teams, troubleshooting, and helping with training.
  • Organizational development and outreach. The Assistant Director will spend a significant proportion of his/her time writing and reporting on grants, as well as assisting with fundraising and communications of all kinds.
  • Assist the Program Assistant with operational matters as needed.
  • Other duties as schedules, needs, and abilities determine

Send CV/resume, cover letter, a writing sample in English, and 3 references to:
More Info

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.

 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.