Internship at FAPA

FAPA is a grassroots Taiwanese-American organization with its headquarters located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1982, FAPA’s main missions are to promote US-Taiwan relations and the right of self-determination for the people of Taiwan. 

General Internship 

  • Description
    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. Whoever is a student or recent graduate 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.
  • Internship Period (available positions)
    Spring Internship: January – March (1) (Closed)
    Summer Internship: April – June (2) (Application Deadline March 1st)
    Fall Internship: Mid-July – Mid-September (2) (Application Deadline May 1st)
    Winter Internship: Mid-October – Mid-December (1) (Application Deadline August 1st)
  • Internship Duration
    We prefer applicants interested in two-month internship. If you are looking for a shorter internship, we encourage you to submit your application materials in case we have any available positions.
  • Pay Range
    $1,500 per month for Undergraduate students.

    $1,750 per month for Master’s students.
    $2,000 per month for PhD students.
  • Responsibilities
    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.

    Ideal candidates will be graduate or undergraduate students with a demonstrated academic or extracurricular interests 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 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)

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Application Letter、Resume、與一封推薦信以Word或PDF檔形式寄至,標題為「Professor C. T. Chen FAPA Internship Application」。