Helping to place Capstone students in the best internship opportunities, and then ensuring that these students are prepared for the Chinese workplace and excel while interning, is the focus of the Taipei Center’s Internship Coordinator.
As finding an internship in a foreign country can feel quite daunting to students, the Taipei Internship Coordinator will be creating connections and developing relationships in all areas of Taipei’s bustling economy: finance, the arts, information technology, medical research companies, marketing, hospitality, manufacturing, and more. The Coordinator will also be working with the Office of Alumni at National Taiwan University (NTU), to seek out well-situated NTU graduates who are open to having an American intern placed in their office.
To ensure a good fit between student and internship site, the Internship Coordinator will take into close account the student’s responses to the internship questionnaire (a part of the Taiwan Program’s acceptance packet) and will assess both the student’s language proficiency and professional aspirations. The Coordinator will make pre-internship site visits to any potential internship providers, and help to make the best match between student and site.
Beyond this, to further support the interning students, the Internship Coordinator will, along with the in-service internship course instructor, share professional language document samples, continue to advise students about the nuances of workplace communication and etiquette, and read the students’ weekly reports and provide feedback.