Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The United States-Indonesia Society: Summer Studies Program

USINDO: Summer Studies Program

USINDO runs an intensive ten-week language and cultural studies program held from May to August, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is open to U.S. university juniors or seniors, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, as well as recent graduates (within 6 months) of any U.S. college or university. Participants are selected in a competitive application process.
The 2016 Summer Studies program will begin on May 26 and end on August 4, 2016, including a 9-day term break to accommodate the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr.
In addition to the language course, field trip, and cultural program, the program will now include a possibility of short internship/volunteer work opportunities with local organizations in Yogyakarta.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and university juniors or seniors, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. They may also be recent graduates (within 6 months) of any U.S. college or university.


Application Documents

All of the following application documents must be submitted via email to
  • Application form: Please submit a completed and signed application form, available here.
  • Personal statement: Please submit a one (1) page personal statement explaining your interest in the program and how the program will benefit you.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume: Please submit a curriculum vitae or resume (not to exceed 10 pages).
  • Academic transcript(s): Please submit the latest academic transcript from the educational institution where you are currently enrolled or recently graduated from.
  • Letter of recommendation: One (1) recommendation letter is required. Recommenders must submit the letter of recommendation directly to Applicants are responsible for ensuring their applications are submitted on time. Only complete applications will be considered.



The program covers tuition, cultural activities, field trips, housing and board, airfare, student visas, and health insurance. Each student pays a fee of $2,000 toward these program costs, and the USINDO Summer Studies Program provides the substantial remainder of these program costs. All incidentals are the responsibility of the student.


Applications and transcripts must be received by USINDO no later than March 31, 2016. Applicants will be notified of the decisions at the end of April.

For the application and more information please visit

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Summer Internships at Stimson's South Asia/Nuclear Program

Summer Internships at Stimson's South Asia/Nuclear Program 

Stimson seeks interns for a professional and educational experience in discovering the way in which non-profit organizations can contribute to the understanding of issues in international peace and security. Stimson offers unique internship opportunities based on the values of education, participation, and hands-on practical knowledge.

Based on the Center's commitment to professional development, expectations for interns are high. In return, interns can expect a challenging environment which will prepare them for full time employment in a professional setting.

Internships are volunteer experience only. All internships are unpaid (transportation may be reimbursable.)

Cycle: Summer
Duration: June-September
Applications Reviewed: FEBRUARY 12, 2016

Major Responsibilities:
Internships at Stimson focus on the areas of research, professional development, and project administration. Internships may include:
  • Proofreading, editing, and distributing Stimson publications
  • Writing brief summaries of activities in the news
  • Helping to maintain the Stimson website
  • Tracking specific issue areas in the media
  • Taking notes in meetings, both on and off-site
  • Project coordination
  • Working as a team with members of the Stimson staff and other interns
  • Administrative activities which will contribute to a fuller understanding of how non-profit organizations operate
Applicants should be highly motivated and sincere in their desire for an internship that is challenging and professional in nature. Interns can expect close and constant interaction with program staff, including their respective program directors. Under the oversight of the project director, the supervising RA will be asked to prepare an evaluation of the intern's performance at the close of the internship. The intern will also be expected to evaluate the internship program at the Stimson Center and their individual experience.

For more information, including FAQs, please visit the following links: