Taiwan, India launch 'Intern India' program for Taiwanese students

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Charles Li (李朝成, right) and Vimala Britto. Photo courtesy of Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Chennai

Charles Li (李朝成, right) and Vimala Britto. Photo courtesy of Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Chennai

New Delhi, April 22 (CNA) Taiwanese students interested in working as interns in India now have the opportunity to do so through a program organized by institutions in the two countries.

The "Intern India" initiative launched this year by St. Britto's College in Chennai and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in the south Indian city will provide more than 100 internships at hundreds of companies and establishments there.

"Participating companies will include businesses in the logistics, hotel, education, and restaurant sectors and other establishments that have contacts with St. Britto's College," said Charles Li (李朝成), who currently heads Taiwan's office in Chennai.

Students wishing to participate in the program must first submit applications, Li said, and the process will also include an online interview with St. Britto's to ensure that the applicant is qualified for Intern India.

After completing the interview, candidates will be shortlisted and their names will be posted on the institution's website, where the school's placement team will determine the organizations that match their needs.

According to St. Britto's, after applicants have made it onto the shortlist, they will have to pay an initial deposit to officially enroll in the internship program and get help from their placement team on professional development, career counseling, and lodging.

Commenting on housing, Li said a newly renovated apartment was set aside by St. Britto's recently to accommodate interns from Taiwan.

"The accommodation, including food and transport, are available at a cost," he said, adding that various activities are also available on weekends for Taiwanese interns to learn about Indian culture, history, and religion.

St. Britto's College is part of the St. Britto's Group of Institutions headed by Mrs. Vimala Britto, who is also the founder of Seek Foundation, an NGO for the underprivileged in India.

Taiwanese students interested in the program can get an application form at: http://stbrittoscollege.edu.in/internship-application-form/, and select "internship" and "internshala."

(By Charles Kang and Ko Lin)

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