Local universities launch int'l internship program


TAIPEI, Taiwan -- More than 400 people from universities and industries across Taiwan attended the official launch of an international internship exchange program yesterday in Tunghai University in Taichung.

Tunghai University is promoting the international exchange program allowing Taiwan's student to do internships in other countries, with many local and foreign universities and companies participating. The Taichung-based university said the program, headed by Prof. Hsu En-te (許恩得), also arranges for foreign students to do internships in Taiwan.

The universities will select students to be sent to the participating companies, which will offer scholarships as well as internships.

Hsu said students doing overseas internships would work in very different environments, depending on which country they worked in. In Germany, interns could earn as much as NT$60,000 a month.

"It is important to combine the resources of universities and enterprises in Taiwan and other countries to let our students be more competitive in the world." said Peter J. Sher (佘日新), Chairman of the Corporate Synergy Development Center (CSDC, 中衛發展中心). CSDC is a key organizer of the program, which is responsible of finding local and international enterprises that are willing to accept interns to their companies.

Students are also positive about the program. "I did my internship in an accounting firm for one year," said Chung Chia-wen, a senior at Tunghai University, "Now I am going to graduate and the firm wants me to work for them and said they are willing to offer me a higher salary than other new colleagues."

Wu mei-fun, an international student from Vietnam who did her internship in Cheng Shin Rubber Ind. Co. (正新輪胎), said she would like to remain in Taiwan after her graduation. "Through the internship, I know Taiwan better and know what I am going to do in the future."

Local universities participating in the program include National Cheng Kung University, National Taiwan Ocean University, National Chi Nan University and Feng Chia University.


資料來源:The China Post