The Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program (FINIP), funded by the Freeman Foundation and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), aims to develop student leaders and strengthen the nonprofit sector in Indonesia. 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.
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.
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, organized by IIE’s partner organization, the Indonesian International Education Foundation (IIEF). Internships and coursework will be arranged by IIEF in three cities: Bandung, Malang, and Yogyakarta. All program-related costs will be covered.
Upon returning to the U.S., students will be expected to share their experiences with peers on their home campuses and to explore ways to incorporate what they learned over the summer into their academic and professional careers.
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.
Please see official website for details and for the online application.
See also Freeman-Asia Award.