Internship at FAPA

General Internship



FAPA headquarters provides 6 paid, full-time policy research internship positions each year. FAPA interns are mainly responsible for assisting senior staffers in policy research, Congressional visits, project management, and administrative work. Students with strong interests in Taiwan-related issues or US-Taiwan relations are encouraged to apply. Both undergraduate (Junior/Senior preferred) and graduate students are welcome.


  • Spring (January – March): Closed
  • Summer (April – June): Remote Position
  • Fall (July – September): Remote Position
  • Winter (October – December) : Remote Position

Due to the ongoing pandemic, interns will work remotely and will not be required to be located in Washington, D.C. FAPA will provide a monthly stipend of $300.


The duties and assignments for the internship position include but are not limited to:

  1. Assist senior staffers in Congressional visits.
  2. Conduct policy and news research on issues related to Taiwan-US-China relations.
  3. Help editing FAPA newsletter, mailings, and others.
  4. Filing and digitizing documents (including petition letters).
  5. Provide administrative support and other related duties as assigned.
  6. Publish at least one Op-Ed on Taiwan-related issues during the internship.
  7. Submit one policy proposal to senior staffers during the internship.
The applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States. 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 a cover letter, resume, and recommendation letter in PDF format to [email protected] with “Internship Application” as the subject. In the cover letter, please tell us your motivation in applying for this internship and specify your expected internship period.

Professor C. T. Chen FAPA Internship Fund

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。


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。


有興趣的學生請將英文申請動機、履歷、與一封推薦信以PDF檔形式寄至[email protected],標題為「Professor C. T. Chen FAPA Internship Application」。