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. 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.

     

  • 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 hr@fapa.org 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。

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」。in ca