I was recently accepted for an unpaid summer internship at AIT. I’m still debating my options but as of now, the internship is high on my priorities list. I have a few questions I wanna get answered about it before I commit, so has anyone ever gone through that internship or know anyone who has?[/quote]
For some nationalities (no third world countries obviously), you could apply for “working holiday”, which means you could do internship in many Taiwanese companies with meagre salary (I’d say around minimum wage), for up to 6 months.
In my current company, since last year, a German and a Spanish nationals already did this.
roc-taiwan.org/CA/ct.asp?xIt … =165&mp=77
Not sure what you might actually gain, though.
Some requirements for Taiwan Working Holiday Visa:
Citizens of the following countries are eligible for a working holiday visa for Taiwan: New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, Japan, Canada, Germany, Republic of Korea, United Kingdom and Ireland. (Slovakia added in 2015)
Qualifications for Visa Applicants:
Nationality: Applicants shall be citizens of contracting countries and shall have not been a previous recipient of an ROC working holiday visa.
Applicants must prove to the ROC Embassy, Consulate and overseas missions issuing the visas that their primary intention is to holiday in the ROC, with employment being an incidental rather than a primary reason for the visit and will leave the ROC before the visa expires.
The age of applicants shall between 18 and 30 years, both inclusive, at the time of application.
Family members of working holiday visa holders, including spouse and children, shall not apply for visas as dependents to come along.
Validity of passport: When submitting an application, the applicants’ passport should be valid for more than 12 months upon planned arrival in the ROC.
Valid flight ticket: Applicants must hold a round trip flight ticket or have financial proof of the capability to purchase it.
Living expenses: Applicants shall be required to have at least NT$ 100,000 or an equivalent amount of foreign currency as their living expenses during their stay in the ROC.
Medical insurance: Applicants shall have full medical and hospitalization insurance during their stay in the ROC.