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SEAP Kelabit Community Museum Summer Internship

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2023
Application Timeframe: Spring
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The intern will spend six weeks working with the local highland indigenous Penan community in the village of Bario to curate exhibitions at the Kelabit Community Museum. The intern will work with local community members, in conjunction with on-going projects at IBS-the Institute for Borneo Studies (and ISITI-the Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations) to promote the museum's activities focused on community-based heritage management. Both institutes are based in Kuching at the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS).

Student Requirements

  • Southeast Asian Studies, Asian studies coursework and /or experience
  • History of Art and curatorial training
  • Indigenous studies background
  • Design, and digital design skills with a participatory design focus also possible

Internship Eligibility

  • Must be a rising sophomore, a rising junior, or a rising senior at Cornell University.
  • Must be in good standing academically and have no unresolved disciplinary charges or sanctions.
  • Must have completed at least a year of coursework with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at the time of the internship (e.g., not on LOA).


  • Priority Deadline: January 15, 2023 - 11:55 P.M (ET)
  • Secondary (and final) Deadline: February 28, 2023 - 11:55 P.M (ET)    


  • Students must commit to the duration of the internship. Most are 6 weeks – 30-35 hours per week over the summer (6-7 hours per day, 5 days per week); some internships are 8 weeks. 
  • Full participation in pre-departure and post-experience sessions.

  • Completion of required reflections and evaluations.

  • Applicants shortlisted for interviews will be asked about competing commitments over the summer.


All Einaudi Center summer interns receive an award totaling at least $3,000 for airfare, transportation, and living expenses. A portion of the stipend may be paid directly to the in-country host to support housing, food, and local transportation.

View the full list of Einaudi Global Summer Internships offered this year.

Additional Information

Funding Type

  • Internship


  • Student