A new summer internship program allows U.S. undergraduate students — and Indonesian students enrolled in U.S. degree programs — to study, live, and work in Indonesia while learning about the administration of not-for-profit organizations. The internships include positions in fields such as environmental protection and public health.
The Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program is a 9-week educational opportunity that stretches from 15 June through 17 August 2010. The program includes a unique partnership feature, where 10 Indonesian students seeking degrees at U.S. colleges will be paired with 10 U.S. undergraduates. Interns will live in the cities of Jakarta, Bandung, or Yogyakarta and be immersed in Indonesian culture.
Awardees will gain real-world experience working in an Indonesian not-for-profit organization. U.S. students are required to complete a credit-bearing Indonesian language and culture course in Indonesia during the internship. Indonesian students are required to complete an online course related to nongovernmental organization administration. Once American students return to the United States, they are expected to share their experiences with others, and find ways to incorporate the skills that they learned into their careers.
Arranged by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and Indonesian International Education Foundation, the program is open to U.S. and Indonesian citizens who are enrolled as full-time sophomores or juniors in U.S. degree programs. Applicants should be pursuing their first bachelor’s degrees at U.S. colleges or universities. All program-related expenses will be covered.