Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Programs | FAQs

FAQs


Q. I am a graduating senior/graduate student. May I apply for the FINIP Program?

A. No. You must be a sophomore or junior to be eligible to apply. Please see our Eligibility section for eligibility criteria.

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Q. I am a U.S. permanent resident. May I apply for the FINIP Program?

A. No. Only U.S. citizens or Indonesian citizens are eligible to apply. Please see our Eligibility section for eligibility criteria.

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Q. What does good academic standing mean?

A. The term “good academic standing” is defined differently by each university or college. Your Study Abroad Adviser will need to certify on the Adviser Nomination Form that you are in good academic standing as determined by your university or college.

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Q. Is the FINIP Program limited to students of specific majors?

A. No, students pursuing any major may apply.

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Q. Am I limited to pursuing an internship in specific fields?

A. No. IIE has listed several potential fields of interest, but applicants may also specify other fields of interest in their application, keeping in mind that the internship will take place at an NGO.

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Q. I am a U.S. applicant. Do I need to have Indonesian language background in order to participate in this program?

A. No, an Indonesian language background is not required. U.S. students will complete a course in Indonesian language and culture in Indonesia as part of the internship experience.

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Q. Who may nominate my application if there is no Study Abroad Adviser on my campus?

A. An Internship Adviser or Academic Adviser/Counselor who is willing to verify and support your application may nominate your application. If you are unable to identify an appropriate adviser on your campus, please e-mail finip@iie.org.

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Q. By what date must I submit the FINIP application?

A. The application deadline for Summer 2011 is March 1, 2011. Campuses may set an earlier deadline.

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Q. What should I do to ensure that my application is properly submitted for consideration?

A. You must make sure that IIE receives the following by the application deadline.

  • The completed and submitted on-line FINIP student application. The applicant should save the electronic e-mail confirmation that is sent to the applicant at the time of his/her on-line FINIP application submission.
  • The on-line nomination of your FINIP application by your Study Abroad Adviser. The applicant should save the electronic e-mail confirmation that is sent to the applicant at the time when his/her Study Abroad Adviser submits the electronic nomination form.

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Q. When should I expect to hear from the Institute of International Education (IIE) after I have submitted my FINIP application?

A. All eligible applicants will be notified of the selection results by e-mail within 4-6 weeks of the application deadline.

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Q. What should I expect if I am selected to participate in the FINIP Program?

A. Selected participants must complete additional paperwork to finalize their internship placement. Instructions and forms will be attached to the selection notification e-mail.

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Learn more about the following topics:


Internship Credit


Q. Are students required to receive internship credit for participation in the program?

A. No. However, U.S. students are required to receive credit for the Indonesian language and culture course to be completed in Indonesia. Indonesian students are required to complete a non credit-bearing course related to nonprofit administration.

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Indonesian Language and Culture Course


Q. Where can I find more information about the Indonesian language and culture course so that my institution may evaluate and approve it?

A. More information and the course syllabus can be found at the Indonesian Language and Culture Course Information page. Further questions regarding the course should be directed to finip@iie.org.

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Q. I am typically the person who submits nominations/certifies applications for similar nationally competitive programs, but I am not authorized to approve credit for the course. Should I still submit the nomination?

A. Yes, you may submit the nomination and certify that the home institution will consider awarding credit for the course (i.e. the course will be pre-approved for credit or under review for credit approval post program completion).

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Q. My institution is unable to award credit for the Indonesian language and culture course. Is it possible to waive the credit requirement?

A. Unfortunately, we are unable to waive the credit requirement. Students selected to participate in the program must receive credit for the Indonesian language and culture course.

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Q. Is home institution tuition for the course also covered by FINIP?

A. No. Students are responsible for any home institution tuition associated with receiving credit for the Indonesian language and culture course. Tuition and academic expenses charged by the Indonesian host institution will be covered by the program.

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Nomination Process


Q. Can an institution/adviser nominate more than one student for the program?

A. Yes. An institution/adviser may nominate as many students as desired for the program.

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Q. Who can nominate a student?

A. Study abroad advisers typically nominate students, but in some cases, it may be more appropriate for fellowships/scholarships advisers, career services/internship advisers or academic advisers to nominate a student. Individual institutions may determine the best person(s) to submit nominations.

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Q. Must all students from the same institution have the same adviser nominate their application?

A. No. FINIP does not require that institutions designate a single adviser to nominate all FINIP applications from an institution. Appropriate advisers are determined by individual institutions.

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Q. What is my role as an adviser?

A. Advisers are responsible for reviewing the student’s application for errors, certifying that the student is in good academic standing, and evaluating the student's suitability and strength as an applicant for the program. For U.S. students, advisers will also be certifying that the home institution will consider awarding transfer credit or home institution credit for successful completion of the Indonesian language and culture course (i.e. credit will either be pre-approved or approved post-program completion).

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Q. What will be my user name and id to access applications?

A. Advisers will not have one user name and id to access all student applications. Advisers will access applications and the online nomination form using their student’s email address and password.

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Q. What can I expect once the student has submitted his/her online application?

A. When the student submits his/her application, a nomination request email from finip@iie.org will be automatically sent to the adviser’s email address that the student listed on his/her application. Advisers should access the student’s application and online nomination form through the link provided in the email and log in using the student’s email address and password.

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Q. What is the deadline for submission of the online adviser nominations?

A. The deadline for the submission of student applications as well as adviser nominations is March 1, 2011. Campuses may set an earlier deadline for submission of student applications.

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Q. Will advisers be notified of selection decisions?

A. Yes. Students will be notified of selection decisions via email 4-6 weeks after the application deadline. Advisers will also be sent email notifications regarding their students’ status.

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