The US-Taiwan Business Council Intern Program
Our intern program allows the Council to provide additional value-added services to our members, while providing an opportunity for students to gain experience in Asian-American business affairs in a real-life office environment. Interns will develop a solid knowledge base of Taiwan and Asian corporate affairs and policy issues, and will gain valuable office and networking skills.
The Council is dedicated to developing a mutually beneficial intern relationship, one that will further the student’s goals while promoting the Council’s growth. Each intern opportunity is unique in that it is specifically created around the student’s interests and needs. During the interview process, the candidate and intern coordinator will define a set of goals (personal and professional) and decide whether the needs of the Council are indeed a match with those goals. Upon selection, the intern and coordinator will develop a program profile outlining the goals, duties, and special projects that will make up the internship.
Current Internship Opportunities
Location: Arlington, Virginia (right outside Washington, D.C.)
Hours: Full or Part Time
Corporate Affairs/Asian Affairs Interns will assist in the research of business and policy issues impacting the climate for U.S. companies doing business in Taiwan. They will compile useful news and information into meaningful formats for the Council’s staff and membership base. Interns will work on a myriad of short and long-term research projects as well as conduct some general office work. Interns will be afforded opportunities to participate in discussions, seminars, and networking events in the D.C. area.
The Council’s internship program is tailored towards upperclassmen undergraduate students, and we do not accept applications from students in Master’s degree programs. Since all interns work together on group projects, the disparity in experience tends to make for an uneven group dynamic that negatively affects output.
- Internships are not salaried
- Interns do not receive health benefits
- The Council is unable to sponsor H1B or any other visas
- We do not provide intern housing
- Outstanding research skills
- Comfortable using the Internet
- Writing and composition skills
- Excellent English language skills
- Able to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
- A team-oriented attitude
Applications and Deadlines
Interested candidates should submit the below application form. Please attach your resume and cover letter. Please also indicate the semester desired for an internship, and the dates you are available. (We no longer provide Fall Semester internships.) Applications are due well in advance of the semester/term requested:
Summer Internship (June-August): Applications accepted January 1 – April 1
Winter/Spring Internship (January-May): Applications accepted October 1 – December 1
All internship applications must include the following materials:
- Cover letter describing your interests/experiences as they pertain to the internship
- Semester/Term desired
- Dates of availability