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    1. Day school students enrolled in four-year programs after the 101st school year (currently sophomores) are required to participate in the new off-campus internship program.

2.
There are five types of internships in the new system (see Table 1), including workplace traineeship (new), ad hoc internship (new), summer internship, semester internship, and exemptions, as specified and described in the following:


Workplace Traineeship: This is held as a requirement for graduation. During the internship period, students are allowed to choose either the continuous mode or the intermittent mode, while the internship must include at least 80 hours in total. An internship institution must be a public or private organization or business entity registered with the government, with a well-established system to offer internship work that allows interns to bring into practice the knowledge and skills they have acquired at school. Students are required to complete the application form in advance and submit it to their individual departments for approval. Students should submit an internship feedback report and an internship certificate as proof for internship within two weeks after the internship ends (or one week after the school begins if the internship program is held during a winter vacation or a summer vacation. No credit will be given upon approval.

•Internship Project: This is also taken as a requirement for graduation. Students must first check if they are eligible for in-campus internships before they submit relevant supporting documentation to their departments. No credit will be given to students when they finish the internship program and obtain an approval by relevant units after review. The number of students applying for internship projects shall not exceed 40% of the total number of interns for each department.

Types of campus internship are as follows:
•Participation in a government or industry-university cooperation program (requiring hiring procedures and payroll proof for a minimum of 80 working hours).

•Participation in a college student project or any other plans by the Ministry of Science and Technology (requiring hiring procedures and payroll proof for a minimum of 80 working hours).
•Invention for patent acquisition (to be approved by the organizer).
•Participation in any national or international practicum project competition; the competition must be related to the participant’s major, and the participant must win a prize.

•Summer Internship: 2-3 credits will be given to participants in any summer internship program, which must be a full-time practice in one single institution/organization for 8 consecutive weeks and at least 320 hours. An Internship contract and related documents are required, subject to the regulations of “Vocation Regeneration Program” by the Ministry of Education.

•Semester Internship: 9 or more credits will be given to participants in any semester internship program, which must be a full-time practice in one single institution/organization for 4.5 months. An Internship contract and related documents are required, subject to the regulations of “Vocation Regeneration Program” by the Ministry of Education.

 Note: the number of students applying for both summer and semester internships shall exceed 20% of the total number of interns for each department.
•Exemption: Students with disabilities or serious injury may be exempt from any internship, subject to approval by the Division of Student Counseling.


Table 1: Types of new off-campus internship system  

3. Implementation of the new internship system

  3.1 Workplace traineeship
  
Workplace traineeship follows the procedures as shown in Figure 1. Students are required to complete an application form in advance (see Table 2) and submit it to their individual departments, along with either supporting documents (Figure 2 or 3), or downloaded documents from relevant URLs (Figure 4 or Figure 5) showing that the internship institutions are registered with the government. Any Internship is subject to assessment and approval by students’ individual departments.

  During the internship, student consultants shall have an telephone interview with each intern; student consultants can apply for a workplace interview with an intern, if necessary; the application should be in writing and subject to approval by the school authorities. Students consultants shall put down the counseling records in an internship feedback report (see Table 4), which is to be submitted, along with an internship certificate (see Table 3), to the department for approval within two weeks after the internship ends (or one week after the school begins if the internship program is held during a winter vacation or a summer vacation).

  Internship feedback reports and internship certificates, once approved by the department, are to be uploaded to the Off-campus internship management system for further confirmation by the Vocational Development Center. The confirmation signifies the completion of internship, but no credit will be given to the intern; whereas, failure to submit an internship certificate or/and internship feedback report means that the internship is not completed.

  The following are points to check for when filling up application forms and internship certificates for workplace traineeship:

  In both documents, the area within a thick frame is for applicants to fill in; all fields and columns should be filled in. It should be noted:

  (1) Name of the organization: fill in the full name of the company or organization that is registered with and approved by the government. Neither abbreviation nor any other shorted name is allowed.

 (2) Registered address of the organization: fill in the address of the organization or company that is registered with the government.

  (3) Industries for internships: general manufacturing, legal / accounting / Consultant/ R & D / design, electronics IT / software / semiconductor-related industries, culture/education related businesses, general services, construction and real estate related businesses, wholesale / retail / direct selling, banking/ investment/ insurance, accommodation / food / service industry, tourism / recreation / sports industry, health care and health sector, mass media related businesses, religious/ political / welfare related organizations, agriculture / forestry / livestock and fishery industry, hydropower resources, transportation and logistics, warehousing, minerals, and quarrying, etc.

(4) Company types: domestic companies, public and private enterprises, government agencies, overseas businesses, school units, medical units.

(5) Terms and durations for internships: choose one from different terms and durations as specified below; Neither trespassing nor overlapping is allowed without application in advance.

Applicants shall submit separate application forms. Applications will be accepted in accordance with terms and durations listed in the following:

(A) Internships applied in the first semester shall be implemented from 9/1 to 1/31.

(B) Internships applied in the second semester shall be implemented from 2/1 to 6/30.

(C) Internships applied in the first semester shall be implemented from 7/1 to 8/31.

For example, assuming that a student plans to be a workplace trainee from 8/1 to 2/15, which encompasses three terms (8/1 to 8/31 for the summer, 9/1 to 1/31 for first semester, and 2/1 to 2/15 for the second semester), he/she has to submit 3 separate application forms and will be required to submit both an internship feedback report and an internship certificate by the end of each internship.

 
   


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