There are four requirements for the Taiwan Capstone Program internship:
- Students are required to work full time (40 hours a week, including the 2-hour weekly class time) for four months.
- In order to get the most out of the internship, Mandarin must be used a minimum of 85% of the time in the company providing the internship.
- Due to both visa restrictions and Language Flagship policy, internships must be unpaid.
- A student’s internship must be located within a distance that allows the student to attend the Friday weekly class meetings on the National Taiwan University campus.
Once an internship that meets these requirements and satisfies the student’s professional interests has been located, the application process will begin. First, the internship must be approved by the Internship Coordinator.
Then, under the supervision of the Internship Coordinator, students are required to:
- write a cover letter, in Chinese, applying for the position
- create a culturally appropriate resumé and biography, in Chinese
- learn how to conduct themselves at the interview for the position
- take part in an orientation course to learn workplace etiquette, how to best interact with colleagues and workplace supervisors, communication tips (both speaking and writing), and other important aspects of Chinese professional life
In this way, students will apply and be best prepared to intern at a Chinese business or organization.