1. Indonesia Council Open Conference: Assistant Program Organisers

Project duration:

5 weeks: Monday 21 June – Friday 23 July 2021

(some tasks can be done working remotely, but on-site attendance will be required 13-16 July, which is the day before and the 3 days of the conference).


A two-day conference (Indonesia Council Open Conference) on 15-16 July, with a postgraduate workshop the day before (14 July), held at the St Lucia campus of the University of Queensland. ICOC is the largest meeting of Indonesia researchers in the world outside Indonesia, and covers a wide range of disciplines and areas.

Scholars will:

- Provide research assistance to the project organisers; specifically with preparation for the postgraduate workshop’s thematic groupings;

- Assist with the preparation and running of the workshop and conference;

- Take notes during the workshop and at the opening of the conference; and

- Prepare a report on the workshop and conference.

Expected outcomes and deliverables:

Candidates will gain experience in research assistance in fields related to research on Indonesia, through the preparation of secondary research findings. Candidates will have the opportunity to take part in an academic workshop and conference. Candidates will be required to assist in the preparation and running of the workshop and conference, and will produce a short report on the events at the end.

Number of hours per week: 

30hrs (inclusive of the 3 full days of the workshop and conference, and the day before for event preparation)

Suitable for:

The project is open to any student in the 2nd year (or above) of their undergraduate studies, current Honours students, and coursework higher degree students.

Students with the following skills and background are preferred (but not essential):

- event organising and management

- managing social media and communications

- photography

- be undertaking a major or minor in Indonesian, or have some demonstrated interested in Indonesia/Southeast Asia.

Number of participants required: 


Primary Supervisor:

Dr Annie Pohlman

Further info: 

Please contact Dr Annie Pohlman via email