U.S.-Indonesia Marine Conservation Fellowship

The U.S.-Indonesia Marine Conservation Fellowship is a special Fellowship to support marine conservation efforts in Indonesia and its Maritime Conservation Zones, as well as support the United States and Indonesia’s ongoing commitment to the preservation of culturally significant marine heritage.  We are recruiting Indonesia’s brightest young professionals, with a focus on those with experience in marine conservation, archeology, cultural heritage management, oceanography, or a similar field.

This Fellowship is a collaboration between the United States Government and Atlas Corps, and is partially supported by the U.S. Embassy in Indonesia. The initiative will support the efforts of the Governments of Indonesia and the United States to implement capacity-building programs that develop the leadership and technical skills of Indonesians in cultural heritage management within the marine conservation sector. 

Fellows are placed in full-time fellowships for 12-18 months in the United States.  Host organizations may include scientific institutions, non-profits or museums that focus on marine archeology and underwater cultural heritage preservation.  

Atlas Corps sponsors fellows on the J-1 Trainee visa and covers most visa expenses. Atlas Corps also provides each fellow with a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing), a monthly phone plan, emergency health and travel insurance, and round-trip international airfare.

The U.S.-Indonesia Marine Conservation Fellows will participate in the larger Atlas Corps Fellowship program. The Atlas Corps Fellowship engages professionals committed to social change in 12-18 months of service with organizations online and in the U.S. to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global leaders. Specifically, The U.S.-Indonesia Marine Conservation Fellows can participate in the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab professional development series and enjoy networking opportunities with Atlas Corps Fellows from around the world.  Fellows can engage in group cultural activities like a D.C. Monuments Tour, sporting events, U.S. holiday celebrations, and more. 

Basic Eligibility Requirements

Candidates for this special fellowship must be Indonesian citizens, have a college degree, have 2-10 years of full-time professional experience, be highly proficient in English, be no older than 40, and be committed to applying their experience in Indonesia after the program. Candidates should also have experience in research, report writing, data analysis, or project/program management. Indonesian citizens from the Banten province are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Preferred Eligibility Criteria 
  • One or more years of experience in marine conservation, archaeology, oceanography, or a similar field 
  • Field research or data analysis experience
  • Familiarity with geographic information systems (GIS) using ArcGIS, QGIS, etc. 
  • Interest in environmental and cultural preservation, history, sustainable tourism, or marine biodiversity
  • Scuba diving experience or interest in scuba diving

*Please note: Applicants do not need to possess all of the preferred eligibility criteria. However, competitive candidates for this opportunity will meet some of the preferred eligibility criteria. 

Application Process

Applicants to this special initiative should go through the same online application process as other applicants for the Atlas Corps Fellowship. Visit apply.atlascorps.org to learn more and start your application.

The anticipated start date for this Fellowship is in July 2022. The deadline to receive priority consideration for a Fellowship within this special initiative is March 1, 2022. Any applications submitted after the priority deadline will be considered on an as-needed basis. 

Unsure if your professional background is the best fit for this opportunity? Before applying, email your resume to apply@atlascorps.org with the subject “Indonesian Marine Conservation Initiative” and we’ll let you know if you should apply or not. 

Application Tips

When applying for this special fellowship, applicants should list environmental issues as a social issue area and data analysis, program/project management, or research/report writing as the skill area(s). 
Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question isn’t answered there, please email apply@atlascorps.org.

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