Featured Opportunities in ASEAN

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Connect and the US-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC) have developed the U.S.-ASEAN Internship Program to highlight internship opportunities for Southeast Asian students at top U.S. companies operating in Southeast Asia. The internship program will offer local students an opportunity to better understand the U.S. style of doing business and potentially secure employment after graduation, while also helping U.S. companies to recruit the best future employees. Internship opportunities will be updated regularly on internships.usasean.org.

The U.S.-ASEAN Internship Program online platform and support materials connect leading U.S. companies with ASEAN’s brightest young people for internships that launch careers and develop the next generation of young professionals. Through the program website, internships.usasean.org, top U.S. companies including Access Partnership, Becton Dickinson, Cisco, Expedia, General Electric, Microsoft, Seagate, Procter & Gamble and others internships available at their offices across Southeast Asia. The website allows students to search for internships by country, company, and area of specialty.

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In collaboration with ASEAN and the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council, supported by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), we launched the ASEAN SME Online Academy (http://www.asean-sme-academy.org/). This one-stop resource links small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to regional and global supply chains and allows users to take courses on topics ranging from finance to technology.  Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft and MasterCard have contributed to the development of the academy’s coursework. A resources section links users to more than 300 business associations, corporate initiatives, financial services and government services. Learn more.

The United States Department of Interior—International Technical Assistance Program (DOI-ITAP) has a dedicated line of funding to send experts to Mekong countries through 2023. Possible engagements include hydrology, hydropower optimization, fish passage, sedimentation, sand mining, riverine plastics, or any other topics that are related broadly to water management in the region.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science AAAS Overseas Fellow program is an excellent way to bring cutting-edge scientific and technical expertise to support abroad. The Fellows can serve in roles such as Science & Technology Advisor, Technical Experts, or Program Managers. For more information on how to host a Fellow, please email stfellowships@usaid.gov. Learn more here.

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor announces an open competition for organizations that promote and defend freedom of expression and improve the equal participation and protection of women environmental defenders in the Indo-Pacific region, with a specific focus on mainland Learn more here.

Subscribe to the Department’s Programs and Grants listserv to learn more about funding opportunities. Learn more https://www.state.gov/statements-of-interest-requests-for-proposals-and-notices-of-funding-opportunity/

U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh announces an notice of funding opportunity ($31,600 USD) for organizations to submit grant applications (by Aug 30) to hold a series of events that strengthen efforts to combat wildlife trafficking (CWT) online in the Mekong region, engaging civil society and other responsible stakeholders to be responsive to community concerns surrounding CWT efforts and by relaying the findings to improve transparency and accountability promoting good governance. Completed applications are due no later than August 30, 2021. See grants.gov site for full project description and requirements. Funding Opportunity Title:  Counter Wildlife Trafficking NOFO and Funding Opportunity Number:  PAS-CB-600-21-PAS-0002