Internship at FAPA

 

FAPA is a grassroots and educational organization which headquarters is located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1983, FAPA’s main mission is to promote international support for the right of the people of Taiwan to decide their own future.

 

1. General Internship Position

  • Description
    FAPA headquarters provides 6 paid full-time policy research internship positions each year. The intern is responsible for helping research Taiwan-related issues, facilitating grassroots advocacy events, and providing administrative support.Interns at FAPA are expected to carry out to day-to-day organization operation, as well as visiting the Capitol Hill with senior staffs. Students with interests in Taiwan-related issues and US-Taiwan relations are strongly encouraged to apply. Both undergraduate (Sophomore/Junior preferred) and graduate students are welcome.
  • Duration
    Applicants can choose between one-month and two-month internship. Please notify
    us your expected internship duration in the application letter.
  • Pay Range
    $1,500 per month for undergraduate students.

    $1,750 per month for master students.
    $2,000 per month for Ph.D. students.
  • Responsibilities
    The duties and assignments for the internship position include but are not limited to:
    1. Congressional visit with senior staffs.
    2. Think tank visit with or without senior staffs.
    3. Policy and news research on issues related to Taiwan-US-China relations.
    4. Help editing FAPA newsletter, mailings, and others.
    5. Filing or digitalizing documents (including petition letters).
    6. Publish at least one Op-Ed on Taiwan-related issue during the internship.
    7. Provide administrative support and other related duties as assigned.

    Ideal candidates will be graduate or undergraduate students with a demonstrated academic or extracurricular interest in International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, Laws, Economics or related fields with excellent English proficiency. (Mandarin proficiency will be considered as an advantage.)

  • How to Apply
    Please e-mail an application letter, resume and one recommendation letter in Word or PDF format to hr@fapa.org with “Internship Application” as the subject. Please specify for your internship duration in the application letter.

 

2. Professor C. T. Chen FAPA Internship Fund(陳秩宗教授FAPA實習生獎學金)

陳秩宗教授FAPA實習生獎學金由FAPA南德州分會的會員Bill Chen(陳瑞昌)博士於2018為紀念其父親,前台大化工系教授——陳秩宗博士所設立,每一年提供一位在美國讀書的博士生在FAPA實習兩個月的獎學金。希望能夠透過這個獎學金的成立傳達陳秩宗教授熱愛鄉土的精神,也繼承他作育英才的志業。

陳秩宗教授簡介:

陳秩宗教授生於1922年,逝於2018年六月。是新竹一個教育世家的長子。從小就極為聰明靈敏,在校年年名列前茅。在高等學校畢業後前往日本進入京都大學工學院。二戰結束後返台進入台大化工系任教,是當時最年輕的教授。

陳教授並於1950年受台大校長推薦公費赴美進修,是早期留美學者中搭乘第一班台美航線去美國的。學成返台後,陳繼續任教於台大化工系,是全校中少數擁有美國博士學位的教授。也因此許多化工業界找他當顧問,曾經擔任津津味素、義芳/大洋塑膠、新光合纖以及日本、韓國、泰國、德國及美國多家公司的顧問。退休之後,陳教授仍與那些公司和他的學生保持美好的個人及專業上的關係,極受人尊崇。

在1970年代,陳教授受聘於Princeton University,經歷多年的研究,他發表了上百篇的學術論文,也擁有多項專利。在美期間親眼看到海外台灣人的台獨運動,加上親身經歷過228事件年代,因此台灣人的意識深植其心。

 本獎學金頒發對象是在美各校唸法政,國際關係,外交及經濟的博士班留學生,實習時間為兩個月,每個月美金$2000。

有興趣的學生請將英文Application Letter、Resume、與一封推薦信以Word或PDF檔形式寄至hr@fapa.org,標題為「Professor C. T. Chen FAPA Internship Application」。