Opportunities

Exchange, Scholarship, and Fellowship Programs

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Exchange Programs

In this document, you will find a compiled list of various exchange programs available to US citizens that offer opportunities to visit or study in Taiwan.

Administrative Associate

GTI seeks an administrative associate to manage the daily operations of the office. The ideal candidate for this position will be someone with excellent office management and communication skills. Our vision for the administrative associate centers around professionalism as the person in this role will manage a high level of data, create and execute office processes, prepare expense and budget reports, and ensure optimal overall workflow efficiency. The position is full-time and located in GTI’s office in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities:

  • Generating and maintaining monthly and annual workflow finances on QuickBooks
  • Processing invoices, payments, records maintenance, and managing office budgets
  • Negotiating contracts and agreements with vendors, and ensuring vendor compliance with contract agreements
  • Managing office supplies, maintaining an inventory, and overseeing office repairs and maintenance
  • Preparing letters, presentations, and reports on administrative matters as needed
  • Organizing meetings and managing databases
  • Implementing and maintaining procedures/office administrative systems
  • Booking transport and accommodation when necessary
  • Acting as a liaison between the employees and the Board of Directors when it comes to financial and administrative issues
  • Organizing onboarding processes for new employees
  • Ensuring that health and safety policies are up to date
  • Dealing with external correspondence, complaints, and queries
  • Facilitating communication across the entire office 
 
Salary and Benefits: $40,000- $65,000 per year, with potential flexibility based on experience. Health and dental benefits are provided. 
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or a related financial field
  • Established experience in evaluating, onboarding, training, supervising, and motivating employees in administration 
  • Strong communication (both written and verbal), leadership, and time management skills
  • Proficient with the use of computers and software programs used in finance, business, and accounting such as Excel, Quickbooks, and Microsoft Office
  • At least two years of experience in an administrative position
  • Critical thinking, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills, detail-oriented and exceptional organizational and multitasking abilities
 
Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status
To apply, send a cover letter, resume/CV, and two professional references to jobs@globaltaiwan.org with “ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE APPLICATION” in the subject line. 

GTI Fall 2024 Internship

GTI accepts interns several times a year for periods of four months, though these terms may be shortened or extended at the discretion of the organization. Our internship program is a generalized one that will expose interns to the breadth of think tank operations, from research assistance to event planning, as well as administrative tasks. Internship duties will vary by term and by individual, as interns bring their unique skills, interests, and expertise to the organization.

The Global Taiwan Institute is seeking up to two Fall interns to assist with: current research projects and reports, production of the bi-weekly Global Taiwan Brief, and organization of our public seminars. Interns may also have the opportunity to publish in the Global Taiwan Brief. We are looking for energetic, flexible, highly motivated interns who are excited about our mission and work well as a part of a small team. Familiarity with regional issues, editorial and/or writing experience, social media proficiency, interpersonal skills, and a strong work ethic are essential. The internship term is for four months and in-person. While part-time applicants will be considered, candidates who can commit to working full-time are strongly preferred. The internship is paid.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in event planning and other logistics
  • Assisting with ongoing research and other projects
  • Assisting with data-entry and other administrative tasks
  • Assisting with social media and website posting/maintenance
  • Assisting with production of the Global Taiwan Brief
  • Writing at least one short (2-3 pages) article on relevant topics for potential publication in the Global Taiwan Brief
  • Attending relevant virtual/in-person events in Washington, D.C. and reporting back to GTI staff
  • Tracking news and developments in Taiwan, US-Taiwan relations, and the Indo-Pacific region
  • Additional publishing opportunities may be available
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited US institution or equivalent from a non-US institution (internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates)
  • Strong written, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft suite and social media platforms (eg: Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite)
  • Preference will be given to candidates with proficiency in Mandarin Chinese or other Asian languages
  • Experience with policy research or editing a publication highly desired
  • Interest in Asia policy issues: demonstrated interest in Taiwan, US-Taiwan, and/or cross-Strait issues preferred
  • Flexibility with handling different tasks
  • Candidates who can commit to working full-time strongly preferred
  • Foreign nationals must have employment authorization to work in the US
 
Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status
  • Resume
  • Name and contact information (email and phone) of two references
  • Cover letter (indicating why you want to intern at GTI)
  • Short Answer Essay (250 words each):
  • What do you see as the three most significant issues facing Taiwan today, and why?
  • If you were describing Taiwan to someone who knew nothing about it, what sorts of things would you highlight?

Please send these materials as an email attachment (one single pdf file) to internships@globaltaiwan.org with subject: “GTI Internship Fall 2024”. Your application will not be considered if it doesn’t have all of the required materials in one single pdf file.

Internship applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the August 5, 2024 at 5 pm (ET) deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please send inquiries and applications to internships@globaltaiwan.org. 

GTI Taiwan Scholarship Program

The Taiwan Scholarship will fund American researchers to conduct short-term field research in Taiwan. Through this scholarship, GTI hopes to encourage scholars, policy practitioners, and media professionals to pursue research-oriented projects related to Taiwan that are informed by their personal observations and experiences within the island and its vibrant democratic society.

Scholarship recipients will be granted USD $10,000 to support field research in Taiwan for a term of up to one year. The funding will be provided in three installments, to accompany benchmarks for project completion(If selected, applicants will receive a subsequent award offer letter with more specific information regarding funding disbursement, program requirements, etc.) Upon awardees’ completion of the field research, they will submit a 10,000 to 15,000-word occasional report of their findings; GTI reserves the right of first refusal to publish this work as a GTI research report, with the author properly credited for their authorship.

Researchers and professionals, who are US citizens or permanent residents, with a demonstrated interest in policy-relevant research related, but not limited, to Taiwan’s democratic development, politics, security, international relations, economics and trade, and social phenomena are welcome to apply. Preference will be given, but not limited, to researchers who have not previously performed field research in Taiwan. Doctoral students conducting dissertation field studies are also eligible to apply.

Please note that applicants must secure a partner institution in Taiwan (such as a university, research organization, NGO, etc.) prior to departure for Taiwan. Applicants should seek supplementary funding if the Taiwan Scholarship awarded by GTI is insufficient.

Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status

Application Materials and Review Process:

Please submit the following materials via one email to GTI at scholarships@globaltaiwan.org.

  • Project Proposal: Briefly describe the purpose of the project; identify the local institution(s) and location(s) where the project research will be conducted; describe the background and scope of the project, as well as the methodology and research questions to be answered; the expected outcomes; and the policy significance of the project.
  • Project Timeline: State the starting date, benchmarks for progress, and estimated completion of the project.
  • Budget: Include a narrative explanation of how the scholarship funds will be utilized.
  • Primary researcher’s (or researchers’) curriculum vitae or resume (no more than 3 pages).
  • Submit a statement of interest (one page).
  • Submit two professional letters of recommendations.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria: (1) the proposal’s clarity, the appropriateness of methodology, the investigator’s degree of familiarity with the research issues, and the potential for professional development; (2) the proposal’s contribution to the understanding of contemporary Taiwan affairs and to the field of Taiwan study; (3) the proposal’s alignment with GTI’s mission and goals, and its status as a non-profit organization; (4) the proposal’s feasibility; and (5) two letters of recommendation.

Scholarship applications must be received by 5 pm (ET) on September 1, 2024. Decisions will be announced in November. For inquiries, please contact scholarships@globaltaiwan.org.

GTI Visiting Fellowship

The GTI Visiting Fellowship will enable a scholar and/or activist from Taiwan to pursue in-person research activities in the Washington, DC area—where they will have proximity to US government officials and agencies, and ready access to a broad community of research institutions, academic institutions, and think tanks.

GTI will provide round-trip airfare from Taiwan, and a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses for a period of up to 3 months. The visiting fellow will be provided a workstation in GTI’s office, participate in GTI-sponsored events, and have the opportunity to engage with government officials, scholars, and other members of the Washington, DC policy community.

Fellowship outline 

  • Fellows will be based at GTI for a period of up to 3 months. 
  • Fellows will contribute articles to the Global Taiwan Brief; as well as a research report or policy backgrounder related to their topic of research during their fellowship. 
  • GTI will exercise first right of refusal to publish this document as a GTI report (with the author properly credited). 
  • Fellows will serve as a panelist / discussant at a public seminar hosted by GTI. Fellows will be provided with a work space in GTI’s office building in downtown Washington DC.

Taiwanese researchers and postgraduates with a demonstrated interest in scholarly research and/or activism—related but not limited to Taiwan’s democratic politics, economic and trade issues, social phenomena, and national security issues—are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to applications with clear research topics and goals for their time in Washington, DC. The fellow will be given a modest stipend of USD $3,000 per month to cover living expenses in the Washington, DC area.

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Citizen of Taiwan (R.O.C.) 
  • Possess a Master’s degree and/or higher degree 
  • Possess a valid passport (fellows will be responsible for their own travel documents) 
  • English language fluency 
 

Application Materials and Review Process:

Please submit the following items by email to fellowships@globaltaiwan.org

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae; 
  • Statement of interest in becoming a visiting fellow at the Global Taiwan Institute; 
  • Research proposal clearly outlining the fellow’s research focus, and reasons why s/he would like to conduct research in DC and with the Global Taiwan Institute; 
  • A writing sample of academic work not to exceed 5 pages; 
  • 1 recommendation letter

 

Selection Criteria 

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria: (1) proposal’s clarity, appropriateness of methodology, investigator’s degree of familiarity with the research issues, and the potential for professional development; (2) proposal’s contribution to the understanding of contemporary Taiwan affairs and/or US-Taiwan relations; (3) proposal’s alignment with GTI’s mission and goals, and its status as a non-profit organization.

 

Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status

Fellowship applications must be received by 5 pm on September 1, 2024. Please send inquiries and applications to fellowships@globaltaiwan.org.

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