Apply for the INSPIRASI programme

Before you fill out the application form please take your time to look through the prospectus and application criteria below. 

You will be asked to write three short essays about your work, your interest in INSPIRASI and a particular development challenge faced by your community or in your area of work as part of your application. These essays are a crucial part of the recruitment process so take your time and carefully consider them. You will be able to save your progress and come back to your application. 

Applicants must

  • be aged 20-30 years
  • be living and working in East Indonesia (East and West Nusa Tenggara, Maluku and North Maluku, Papua, West Papua and all Sulawesi provinces)
  • be working for a community-based organisation or NGO such as a women’s organisation, labour union or environmental group
  • intend to continue working for your organisation for a minimum of one year after completing the programme
  • have support to participate in the programme from the organisation you represent or work for, including flexibility to attend study sessions during office hours
  • have English language proficiency equivalent to ≥5.0 IELTS or > TOEFL 35-45
  • Be available to participate in a full-time residential of 2-4 weeks
  • Not be enrolled in any other full-time courses of study during the SDC
  • Talk to UnionAID before enrolling in any other part-time courses during the SDC
  • Hold, or be able to obtain, a passport issued by the Government of Indonesia valid until 1 December 2023

In selecting participants, the following criteria will also be considered

  • demonstrated leadership and future potential commitment to development and community work
  • identification of a clear and relevant development challenge or area of interest that you wish to explore through the programme
  • commitment to working with other ethnic and religious groups
  • open-mindedness and maturity
  • ethnic, faith and gender mix of the group

Application form available here 

To apply please submit your application by 24 February 2022, 11:59pm East Indonesia Time. 
If you have any queries please email info@bakti.or.id OR caroline@unionaid.org.nz