Taiwan AID NGO Fellowship 2024 | Fully Funded | Apply Now

Are you an NGO professional in the following regions: South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Northeast Asia? If so, you’re invited to apply for the Taiwan AID NGO Fellowship Program, scheduled to run from the 29th of September – to the 27th of October 2024.

Taiwan AID NGO Fellowship 2024
Taiwan AID NGO Fellowship 2024

Following the success of the inaugural edition in 2023, Taiwan AID is thrilled to announce the second edition of this prestigious program. Apply to participate in a month-long journey of learning, collaboration, and cultural exchange as you explore the vibrant Taiwanese NGO sector.

Details About Taiwan AID NGO Fellowship Program

The Taiwan AID NGO Fellowship Program is an initiative by the Taiwan Alliance in International Development (Taiwan AID) in collaboration with the MingYi Foundation. Taiwan AID’s mission is to provide NGO professionals with a unique platform to gain invaluable insights and hands-on experience in the Taiwanese NGO landscape.

Through workshops, NGO placements, and roundtable events, participants will deepen their understanding of key issues and forge meaningful connections with their Taiwanese counterparts.

Key Program Features

  • NGO Placement: During the three-week NGO placement, fellows will be assigned to host NGOs in Taiwan based on their professional backgrounds. This immersive experience will allow participants to contribute to daily operations, gain practical skills, and cultivate lasting relationships within the Taiwanese NGO community.
  • Workshop: The program kick-start’s with a four-day workshop designed to enhance your knowledge of NGOs’ roles, challenges, and best practices. Led by industry experts and thought leaders, the workshop covers a range of topics, including project management, advocacy strategies, and sustainable development goals.
  • Roundtable Event: Participate in a roundtable event where fellows and Taiwanese NGO professionals come together to share insights, experiences, and innovative ideas. Exchange perspectives on pressing issues, explore potential collaborations and build bridges across borders.
  • Future Project Collaboration: As part of the program, fellows will have the opportunity to develop and present project proposals for future cooperation in their home countries. Be it launching community initiatives, advocating for policy change, or implementing sustainable solutions, this initiative aims to catalyze impactful projects that address pressing societal needs.

Who’s Eligible for the Taiwan AID NGO Fellowship Program?

The Taiwan AID NGO Fellowship Program is open to dedicated NGO professionals aged 25 to 40 with a minimum of three years of relevant work experience. Taiwan AID welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to:

  • Community development
  • Environmental conservation
  • Education
  • Gender equality
  • Human rights
  • Media and information technology
  • LGBTQ+ rights
  • Medical services
  • Social welfare
  • Outstanding applicants from other NGO fields are also encouraged to apply. Our selection criteria emphasize professional excellence, independent thinking, and a commitment to driving positive change.
  • Proficiency in written and oral English is essential, while fluency in Mandarin is considered advantageous.

Eligible Nationalities

Taiwan AID invites applications from the following regions:

  • Southeast Asia: Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Myanmar
  • South Asia: Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan
  • Northeast Asia: Japan, South Korea, Mongolia

Sponsorship – Benefits

Selected fellows will receive full sponsorship covering flights, accommodation, meals, transportation, and per diem allowances during the placement period.

How to Apply

To apply for Taiwan AID NGO Fellowship 2024,  interested candidates should complete the online registration form via this link https://forms.gle/iLpLRn94UykwFyuM6 and submit the following documents before the June 1st deadline:

  • A one-page CV
  • A personal headshot
  • A personal statement outlining your motivations, expectations, and career aspirations
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Upon submission, our dedicated team will review each application carefully. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by mid-July and invited to participate in online interviews as part of the selection process.

For more information, visit Taiwan AID NGO Fellowship Program at http://www.taiwanaid.org/en/news/567?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR38YQAiglBilz2BJ3Zsl_pYC0MgIPjt4EDAmoAipTpj57M787e6NZVrGnY_aem_AXOYU6LqKjK7p1YwJIv3cE7zeAsBYz13YPc14uoKg20u0_sb5mpI0iYHGUnDlJ9ua87lvKbDd6qJqkTIDqd2oD8Y

Fellowship Schedule

The fellowship journey runs September 29th to October 26th, 2024. Below is the schedule breakdown:

  • 29: Arrival in Taipei
  • 30 – Oct. 3: Workshop and site visits
  • October 4: Roundtable event
  • October 5 – 24: NGO placement
  • October 25: Wrap-up session
  • October 26: Pride Parade in Taipei
  • October 27: Departure from Taipei

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Am I still eligible to apply if I don’t meet all the requirements perfectly?

Absolutely! All interested individuals are encouraged to apply, regardless of whether they meet every eligibility criterion.

Who should I ask for recommendation letters?

Taiwan AID recommend obtaining at least one recommendation letter from your organization, such as from a supervisor or colleague, and another from someone who knows you personally and can attest to your character and abilities.

Is the recommendation letter confidential?

Applicants have the option to upload recommendation letters directly to the application form. While confidentiality is not mandated, applicants may choose to treat the letters as confidential at their discretion.

When will I hear back about the application review and interview selections?

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by mid-July and invited to participate in online interviews. Please await further instructions via email, as Taiwan AID are unable to respond to individual inquiries about application status.

When will I receive the final outcome of my application post-interview?

Following the interview process, successful candidates will be notified of their acceptance via email. Taiwan AID appreciates your patience as they finalize the selection process.

Do I need to apply for a visa?

Taiwan AID will handle visa applications for selected fellows, alleviating the need for individual visa applications.



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