Internship at the Government-supported Educational & Psychological Research Institution in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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  • Description

    Description

    How do you feel about; helping out in a psychological and learning center, making a difference in the lives of the indigenous, expanding your knowledge and gain new skills, making a name in the scientific community and having a vacation in an exotic country. All of those packed into one is very possible, in fact that's what we're offering.

    I'm a psychologist and researcher at a therapy and learning center, where I work with a team in giving personal therapy and coaching sessions. Currently I also hold a position as a Chief Learning Facilitator for Researchers at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI).

    This is an internship program. Our project is quite different than any other Indonesian projects registered on Workaway, since ours is government supported, which means that you'll be granted with facilities, such as expenses during your stay at our center will be totally covered and field trips to neighboring countries with all expenses covered (limited only for international conferences). The project really concerns with community development, where most of the time we have to conduct a medium to long period social intervention, coupled with evaluation researches.

    We present the research in international conferences, the most recent is the International Conference on Technology and Educational Science, December 2018). Should you be able to do so, by the time you finish your internship period, you'll be given a certificate of internship and an International Conference Certificate.

    Therefore to be eligible, we require prospective interns to tell us a little bit about themselves, maybe about educational background, working experience, etc. In the form of a CV and a motivation letter would definitely be great. Having experience and skills in statistics softwares (SPSS, Lisrel, AMOS etc) would be a plus, though not necessary. Please keep in mind though we based in Jakarta, but our loci are not only in Jakarta, we also serve rural areas throughout out Indonesia.

    Interns can select one from variety areas covered by this project:
    - Education & Psychology (EP)
    - Second Language Study (SLS)
    - Sustainable Integrated Farming (SIF)

    In Education and Psychology (EP), our clients ranging from the very young (5 y.o) to very mature (50 y.o), with different challenges and treatments. Our work can be classified into two categories, generative and curative. In generative works, we make clients to focus on their resources and how they can enrich them, instead of focusing on their problems, they'll automatically attract the resolutions to their problems at an unconscious level because clients are operating from the resolution space to begin with. In curative works, we transform clients disabilities / impairments / disorders into the state of resourcefulness. We make them to be able to increase their potential and to use it in daily activities; learning and working. Example of curative change is when we empower special needs clients (autism spectrum disorder), children or adults.

    In Second Language Study (SLS) we investigates the processes by which English is learned in Indonesia. We want to understand how children and adults learn English in Indonesia. We study factors contributing to the effectiveness of learning English as second language for Indonesian students (in big cities and in rural areas). The project adopts a broad definition of the term 'second language education'. It considers issues relating to the teaching and learning of English in Indonesian schools and communities. A special feature of the project is its broad-based fieldwork which enables interns to combine linguistic and social analysis in the research. The disciplines and perspectives that are heavily drawn upon in this project include applied/educational linguistics, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, sociocultural theory, bilingualism in education, and language teacher development.

    In Sustainable Integrated Farming (SIF), the project evaluates the sustainability of major types of tropical and temperate farming systems that have evolved globally, in relation to the prevailing agro-climatic zones. This project considers the influences of economic factors and changing local markets in Indonesia, from subsistence farming, through integrated and low input systems, to industrialised agriculture in relation to economic, environmental, social, cultural, food safety, and ethical considerations. Principles and practices of sustainable farming, of particular consequence to small, resource-poor farmers, are also explored.

    On weekly basis interns will be given a learning and evaluation session, as a guidance to finish the final task. At the end of the internship period, to be eligible for certification, Interns are required to submit a portfolio of his/her work, comprising periodic reports of clients observation. We also encourage and going to help interns to publish a scientific paper concerning the project.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    Farmstay
    Other
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    By internship in our project, the interns will be able to contribute to the live of indigenous and to learn gratitude for what they have in live, from seeing and experiencing what live really like in the most rural areas in Indonesia, away from the locus of development in the big cities.

    In addition to that, the interns with certain duration are eligible to get a formal certificate given from the Government and International Conferences

  • Help

    Help

    This project offers interns with practical hands-on experience and theoretical approach in each field of interest. Interns will be assisted to do the field work and make scientific publication in the area of interest.

    Interns can select one area of interest :
    - Education & Psychology (EP)
    - Second Language Study (SLS)
    - Sustainable Integrated Farming (SIF)

    In Education and Psychology (EP), our clients ranging from the very young (5 y.o) to very mature (50 y.o), with different challenges and treatments. Our work can be classified into two categories, generative and curative. In generative works, we make clients to focus on their resources and how they can enrich them, instead of focusing on their problems, they'll automatically attract the resolutions to their problems at an unconscious level because clients are operating from the resolution space to begin with. In curative works, we transform clients disabilities / impairments / disorders into the state of resourcefulness. We make them to be able to increase their potential and to use it in daily activities; learning and working. Example of curative change is when we empower special needs clients (autism spectrum disorder), children or adults.

    In Second Language Study (SLS) we investigates the processes by which English is learned in Indonesia. We want to understand how children and adults learn English in Indonesia. We study factors contributing to the effectiveness of learning English as second language for Indonesian students (in big cities and in rural areas). The project adopts a broad definition of the term 'second language education'. It considers issues relating to the teaching and learning of English in Indonesian schools and communities. A special feature of the project is its broad-based fieldwork which enables interns to combine linguistic and social analysis in the research. The disciplines and perspectives that are heavily drawn upon in this project include applied/educational linguistics, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, sociocultural theory, bilingualism in education, and language teacher development.

    In Sustainable Integrated Farming (SIF), the project evaluates the sustainability of major types of tropical and temperate farming systems that have evolved globally, in relation to the prevailing agro-climatic zones. This project considers the influences of economic factors and changing local markets in Indonesia, from subsistence farming, through integrated and low input systems, to industrialized agriculture in relation to economic, environmental, social, cultural, food safety, and ethical considerations. Principles and practices of sustainable farming, of particular consequence to small, resource-poor farmers, are also explored.

    Last but not least, because you're also going to intern in the special education facility, IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED FOR YOU TO:
    - I am aware of living conditions in Indonesia
    - If you're planning to choose Psychology 7 Education as your area of interest, please remember to :
    *️️️️ Have a lot of patience, remember you're going to work with special needs kids
    *️️️️ Learn a bit about special need kids; what kind of learner they are, what their needs are, how to effectively
    work with them, etc. Your prior learning, will help you a lot during your sessions

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    we accommodate interns with:
    - a place to stay during internship
    - daily meals (Indonesian food)
    - transportation, for participants to do sightseeing (on scheduled)
    - airplane tickets for traveling from island to island (work-related)
    - special retreat to the mountain, every weekend
    - Internet access
    - Certificate of recognition for internship work, sanctioned by Department of Education (only for internship period more than 6 months)
    - Certificate from International Conference on Education and Psychology

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We also have a laid-back retreat up in the mountain, where interns can experience the traditional live of Indonesian. This includes the experience for tradition farming.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week















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