The National Science Council, in cooperation with Academia Sinica,Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission, Department of Health, Environmental Protection Administration, National Youth Commission, Council of Agriculture, National Applied Research Laboratories, and Taiwan Foundation for Democracy is pleased to announce an exciting internship program, Taiwan Tech Trek 2012 for overseas Taiwanese youths interested in hands-on internship or research experiences in Taiwan. Opportunities will be available to interns at outstanding research institutes, famous science parks, national laboratories, universities, national museums, and high-tech companies.
This summer program is part of the Taiwan government's overall effort to recruit new generations of overseas Taiwanese for the purpose of raising Taiwan's overall competitiveness. This generation possesses the language abilities, professional expertise, and international savvy that are advantageous to Taiwan's S&T industries and manpower needs. Building a strategic liaison with this generation can attract long-term returnees for the future, infuse fresh energy into Taiwan's workforce, and ultimately increase international support for Taiwan.
TTT 2012 has two internship terms. The summer term is an eight-week program beginning late-June 2012. Around 200~250 youths of Taiwanese ancestry aged 18~30 will be recruited from various countries through a selective application process. Interns will participate in a six-day group orientation (June 24th ~June 29th 2012) and thereafter proceed to their designated internship positions throughout Taiwan for seven weeks of internship (July 2nd ~August 17th 2012).
The winter term is a seven-week internship program beginning on December 3rd 2012, exclusively for the students from countries in the southern hemisphere (for countries wholly or partially located south of equator). Around 15~30 youths of Taiwanese ancestry aged 18~30 will be recruited through a selective application process. Interns will participate in winter orientation at Technology Building, National Science Council, on November 30th 2012, and thereafter proceed to their designated internship positions throughout Taiwan for seven weeks of internship (December 3rd 2012~January 18th 2013).
The deadline of summer term application was due February 5, 2012. A total number of 48 applicants have been successfully submitted by Houston S&T division. It is anticipated to have more than five hundreds applicants this time. Currently, the final selection is under going and the results shall be out by the end of March.