U.S.-ASEAN Connect, USASEAN’s Public Affairs team, and the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) hosted a promotion event on March 21 for the U.S.-ASEAN Internship Program. Over 100 Indonesian students filled the @america venue in Jakarta, with another 100 students from Bangkok joining via DVC to discuss the impactful internship in launching career. Executive Director of the ASEAN University Network Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti opened the event discussing what qualities students need to succeed, including a combination of advanced knowledge, cross-functional skills and abilities. Human Resources managers from Microsoft and Marriott led discussions on the importance of experimenting and networking during the internship period, and the leadership and interpersonal communication qualities an intern should have. USASEAN Connect Director Peter Thorin demonstrated the internship program’s website (internships.usasean.org), which highlights internship opportunities at U.S. companies in the region. There are 11 leading U.S. companies participating in the program with 148 internships currently open for application.