Think-Tank Research Internship

Internship Code: TPNGO02

Company Description:

This Foundation is a think tank and not-for-profit education foundation working to make Taiwan a more sustainable, diverse, and inclusive place. Their policy research and public advocacy focuses on areas of particular importance to the sustainable development of Taiwan, with a particular emphasis on the 1) New Southbound Policy, 2) Taiwan’s Soft Power, and 3) 2030 Bilingual Country Plan. They believe in evidence-based policy, and thus conduct systematic, logical, objective, and empirically rigorous research on issues of particular relevance to the development of Taiwan. In addition, their think tank focuses on policy generation, recommendations, public discourse, and deliberation. They host various types of public events, forums, panels, and boot camps, to unlock the value and talents of grassroots movements. They trust that their in-depth engagement will generate public policies that will best serve the needs of the Taiwanese public and its prosperous future.

Internship Position:

NGO Research Intern

Internship Description:

Researching and monitoring current topics related to Taiwan’s domestic politics and its foreign relations using English and Chinese sources, where applicable:

  • Assisting Research Fellows and Non-Resident Fellows with ongoing research projects
  • Tracking news and developments in Taiwan, Cross-Strait relations, and the Asia-Pacific region
  • Attending relevant events in Taipei and reporting back to the think tank’s staff
  • Compiling drafts of publications
  • Facilitating the organization, planning, and implementation of think tank’s events, meetings, and programming
  • Additional publishing opportunities may be available
  • Additional duties may be assigned to facilitate the daily operations of the think tank

Internship Requirements:

  • Current student or recent graduate (within one year from the date of degree completion)
  • Preference will be given to students pursuing studies in political science, international studies, communications, other social science, public policy, economics, statistics, Asian or Chinese studies. Degrees in other subjects may be considered if other relevant skills apply
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Experience with policy research or editing a publication highly desired
  • Interest in Asia policy issues: demonstrated interest in Taiwan, cross-Strait issues, or Asia-Pacific studies preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with colleagues at all levels
  • Strong problem-solving and critical reasoning skills
  • Chinese language skills are preferred, albeit not required
  • Working knowledge of a Southeast Asian language will be considered an advantage