Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internships for Undergraduate USA and Indonesia Students

Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program

Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Undergraduate (Internships)
Provider: Freeman Foundation
Country to Study in: Indonesia

Scholarship Description
The Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program (FINIP), funded by the Freeman Foundation, aims to develop student leaders and strengthen the nonprofit sector in Indonesia.

The Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program will provide American and Indonesian students with a hands-on experience in understanding the vital role that nonprofits can play in advancing Indonesia’s development, while creating opportunities for learning and exchange among service-minded young leaders in both countries. In addition, there will also be some coursework.

Eligible applicants are American and Indonesian undergraduates pursuing U.S. degrees in any field of study. All program-related costs will be covered.

Applicants must meet ALL of the following eligibility requirements:
  • be a U.S. citizen or Indonesian citizen
  • be currently enrolled as a full-time sophomore or junior pursuing their first bachelor's degree at a U.S. college or university
  • be in good academic standing in their undergraduate university or college program
Applicants must also agree to complete:
  • for Indonesian students: a course related to NGO administration in Indonesia during the program period
  • for U.S. students: a credit-bearing Indonesian language and culture course in Indonesia during the program period
Applicants must also share their experiences with their peers upon returning to their U.S. campuses.

Eligible groups
Citizens of Indonesia and the United States

Participating Institutions
Internships and coursework will be arranged by IIEF* in three cities: Bandung, Malang, and Yogyakarta

*The Indonesian International Education Foundation (IIEF) is IIE’s partner organization

Fields of study
Internships may be available in, but are not limited to, the following fields: Arts, Economic Development, Education, Environmental Protection, and Public Health. All fields of study are considered.

In addition to the practical internship experience, U.S. participants will be enrolled in an Indonesian language and culture course which will provide intensive language instruction (60 contact hours). It is expected that the American student’s home institution will award credit for successful completion of the language and culture program. Indonesian participants will complete a course introducing them to NGOs, their purpose and their administration.

Number of awards
Institute of International Education (IIE) will select and pair 10 Indonesian students pursuing U.S. degrees with 10 U.S. undergraduates and arrange internships for them to work together in an Indonesian nonprofit organization.

Sponsorship duration
As part of the 9-week experience, from June 15 to August 13, 2011, the Freeman Interns will participate in a three-day orientation and a final capstone seminar in Jakarta

Scholarship benefits
The program will cover the following costs: Visa fees, Round-trip transportation, Housing expenses, Meals, Local transportation, Tuition and academic expenses charged by the host institutions in Indonesia, and Health and accident insurance.

Students will receive a stipend to cover basic living expenses. Other program-related costs will be paid directly on behalf of students or reimbursed to students.

Students will be responsible for the following additional costs: Passport-related fees (if applicable), Travel vaccinations (if applicable), Tuition charged by the home institution (if applicable), Non-program related expenses, and Personal expenses.

Method of Application
Applicants must make sure that the electronic nominations from their Study Abroad Advisers have been completed and submitted to IIE by the deadline date below. IIE must receive both the student application and adviser nomination by the deadline date above for applications to be considered complete.

Study Abroad Advisers may set earlier campus deadlines for submission of the FINIP application. Thus, applicants should contact their advisers about specific campus deadlines before proceeding with the FINIP application.

Applicants must indicate in their application the fields in which they are interested in being placed for their internship. Applicants may also specify other fields of interests not listed above (see Fields of study), keeping in mind that the internship will take place at an NGO. IIE will make an effort to match interns with an organization in their preferred fields. However, we cannot guarantee that students will be placed in one of their preferences.

The program flyer, which includes basic information on the Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program, may be downloaded and copied for posting or distribution from the official website (link to it is below).

The Summer 2011 application deadline is March 1, 2011

FINIP is sponsored by the Freeman Foundation, a private foundation with offices in New York, NY, Stowe, VT and Honolulu, HI. The Freeman Foundation's major objectives include strengthening the bonds of friendship between the United States and countries of East Asia. Through education and educational institutes, the Foundation hopes to develop a greater appreciation of Asian cultures, histories, and economies in the United States and a better understanding of the American people and of American institutions and purposes by the peoples of East Asia.

Application Deadline: 1 March 2011
Open to International Applicants: No

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