TSS Internship Program | Fall 2017

Interested in becoming a key player at Taiwan Startup Stadium? We’re looking for interns who are ready to use their skills and take on a challenge! 

We are a National Development Council-funded organization that coaches Taiwan startups to go global and rock the world through intensive programs, strong leadership, and a broad network of global partners.

Our team is made up of dedicated and creative people with a common mission of supporting Taiwan startups. The pace here is rapid and the sense of accomplishment is great! Work at Taiwan Startup Stadium, and enjoy a collaborative, international work environment and the knowledge that you will enrich lots of startups. Let’s rock the world!

We will review internship applications on a rolling basis (先到先審) until June 30, so we’ll begin to interview and fill positions right away. This means the earlier you apply, the greater the chance you’ll have to be selected as an intern! So, apply as soon as possible! 


Duration & Time Commitment

  • August 7, 2017 - February 8, 2018 (6 months)
  • 2 full days + 1 half day each week (2.5 days/week)

Benefits & Perks

  • Enhance your understanding of the Taiwan startup ecosystem 
  • Get to know lots of cool people like startup CEOs, VCs, TSS partners, etc.
  • Build your network and enhance your soft skills
  • Get competitive pay!
  • Enjoy free snacks, beverages and cool swag

We are now recruiting interns to join us for six months in support of our Startup Development and Marketing teams. Please read the descriptions below for more details on each position. 


Startup Development

The Startup Development (SD) team deals closely with startups in Taiwan’s ecosystem working to both actively recruit new startups into our Starting Lineup membership program and help current members connect with the investors, mentors, partners, media, and other resources they need to go global. Members of the SD team focus on developing strong relationships with founders to better understand how TSS can better serve the needs of startups aspiring to enter overseas markets.  

The SD team is looking for an intern who has knowledge of startups and is eager to bring his or her knowhow to the team by assisting with scouting, outreach, and relationship management of Taiwan-based startups. Interns will be encouraged to contribute to discussions and are welcome to attend TSS events and select meetings. Ideal candidates will be strong in communication skills, research-savvy, able to work independently, and interested in the Taiwan startup scene.  

Responsibilities:

  • Apply research-driven methods in scouting for startups
  • Lead initial outreach for prospective startups
  • Actively manage TSS’s online startup community pages
  • Maintain database with the most current startup stats   
  • Event and general office support

Basic Qualifications:

  • Outstanding communication and organizational skills
  • Have passion for startups, technology and innovation
  • High level of energy, enthusiasm and commitment
  • Proven ability to read, speak, and write English fluently (We are an English-first work environment!)
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's program
  • Must hold a Taiwan ID or open work permit (許可證) via APRC or JFRV

Marketing

The Marketing team handles TSS’s branding, event promotion, content marketing, and social media presence striving to deliver a consistent, compelling message to all of our audiences across various channels. To achieve this, members of the Marketing team work closely with all other areas of TSS and take a leading role in positioning TSS as an organization.  

The marketing team is looking for an intern who has strong writing skills and is eager to generate clever, new ideas to engage our target audiences, enhance our branding, and deliver value through content. Interns will be encouraged to contribute ideas and are welcome to take part in TSS events and select meetings. Ideal candidates will be creative, detail-oriented, able to work independently, and interested in the Taiwan startup scene.  

Responsibilities:

  • Produce marketing copy across all channels
  • Engage on international social media platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Monitor social media analytics
  • Contribute to content marketing projects (e.g. blog posts, mentor interviews)
  • Update website content
  • Assist with graphic design elements (optional for those interested)
  • Event and general office support

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong creative writing skills in either English or Mandarin Chinese
  • Tech-savvy and comfortable using social media and learning new software
  • Passionate about startups, technology and innovation
  • Proven ability to read, speak, and write English fluently (We are an English-first work environment!)
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's program
  • Must hold a Taiwan ID or open work permit (許可證) via APRC or JFRV
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and/or Illustrator (not necessary but a plus)

在此提醒:

1. 我們相當注重英文能力,工作環境主要以英文為溝通語言,因此招募時也只接受英文申請表。請各位申請者填表時多加注意,以免失去資格喔!
2. 我們不提供國際學生申請工作證。


FAQ:

When will I find out whether I've been selected?

We will review applications on a rolling basis and close applications on June 30. Once positions have been filled, all applicants will be notified. 

I just graduated in 2017, can I still apply?

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor's program.

I'm a foreign exchange student, can I still apply?

Applicants must hold a Taiwan ID or open work permit (許可證) via APRC or JFRV.