The Taiwan Public Policy Internship Program is a six-week research internship for academic credit. The internship will be with a department or agency in the Taiwanese Government (Republic of China) or private organisation.
The internship program is coordinated by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) through the School of Politics and International Relations, and supported in Taiwan by the National Academy of Civil Service, Taipei. The internship will take place from the end of December - mid February 2017 (with specific dates to be confirmed) in Taipei, Taiwan.
The funded internship program is open to Australian National University (ANU) undergraduate students (aged between 18 and 28) in their third year of study or honours. Students must be Australian citizens and preferably have some Mandarin language skills. Students undertaking this internship will be enrolled in a 12 unit ANIP coded course and must ensure that they are able to count this course towards their degree.
Admission to this course will be highly competitive as there are only five places for the 2017 intake. Successful applicants will receive funding (of up to $3,000) to cover airfares, accommodation, visas and meals. Applicants who do not meet the criteria for funding but who are able to self-fund will also be accepted however preference will be given to funded students.
During their internships students will begin a research project which they will complete during the first semester back at ANU. The internship offers students the opportunity to develop their research skills and project management skills in any specialised area of public policy and/or field of public administration. Students will gain valuable real world experience during their placements in national institutions such as government departments and agencies, working on a project of mutual interest to the student and the host organisation.