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2024 NGO Fellowship Program

NGO Fellowship Program 2024 (29th September – 27th October 2024)

About the Fellowship

After a successful first edition in 2023, Taiwan AID is pleased to announce the second edition of its Fellowship Program.

You can read an article or watch a video about the first edition of the Program to know more about our project!

The NGO Fellowship Program is a one-month long opportunity for NGO professionals from South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Northeast Asia (including Japan, South Korea, and Mongolia) to gain first-hand experience in the Taiwanese NGO sector. The Program includes workshops, a three-week NGO placement, and roundtable events with the fellows’ Taiwanese counterparts.  

Key Program Features

- NGO Placement:  

The fellows will be placed in Taiwan’s NGO according to their professional backgrounds. The host NGOs will welcome the fellows for three weeks, where they will be able to engage in daily operations to get to know Taiwanese NGOs. Depending on the nature of the NGOs, fellows will engage in diverse activities, such as event preparation, project management, or fundraising activities.  

- Workshop:  

The fellows will attend a four-day workshop at the start of the program. The workshop aims to deepen the fellows' knowledge of NGOs

- Roundtable event:  

The fellows will join a roundtable event during the program. The fellows and the Taiwanese NGO professionals will have the opportunity to share their practical experiences and observations in the field.

- Future project collaboration:

Fellows will be expected to propose a project draft at the end of the program for future cooperation in their home countries. The program will give fellows and host NGOs opportunities to explore future cooperation.



Fellowship Schedule  

The fellowship will take place from the 29th of September to the 26th of October 2024.  

- Sept. 29: Taipei arrival
- Sept. 30 - Oct 3: Workshop and site visits  
- Oct. 4: Roundtable  
- Oct. 5 - 24: Field placement  
- Oct. 25: Wrap-up
- Oct. 26: Pride Parade in Taipei
- Oct. 27: Taipei departure  

Who is it for?

- Number of selected Fellows: 15

- Age: NGO professionals from 25 to 40 years old.

- Professions: Community development, environment, education, gender, human rights, media and information technology, LGBTQ+, medical service, and social welfare. Outstanding applicants from other NGO fields will also be considered.

- Experience: At least three years of work experience in the NGO sector. Demonstrated professional excellence, independent and self-motivated, able to complete an independent fellowship.  

- Nationalities:

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

- Language: Proficiency in written and oral English, and fluent in Mandarin is a plus.


Fellows’ expenses of flight, lodging (shared room), food, and transportation will be covered. Fellows will receive per diem during the three-week placement.

How to apply?

The application deadline is June 1st (TST, GMT+8).

You can apply here:

Applicants should fill in the registration form and upload documents, including:  

- A one-page CV, formatted to letter-size paper
- A personal headshot
- A personal statement (a one-page statement that explains the purpose of applying for the Fellowship, expectations, and a personal career plan)
- 2 recommendations letters  

We suggest that the recommendation letters can be provided by individuals familiar with your performance within your organization. Therefore, at least one recommendation letter should be issued by your supervisor or colleague. To gain insight into who you are as a candidate, we encourage your references to focus on describing your personality, creativity, leadership, and other relevant qualities. We do not have a preferred format for recommendation letters.

Please note that your application will be considered complete only after you successfully submit all required documents before the deadline. After you submit your application, our team will review it carefully. If you match our requirements, we will contact you before mid-July to proceed to the next stage of the selection process, which includes interviews.

More information

Program organizer: Taiwan Alliance in International Development (Taiwan AID)

Sponsor: American Institute in Taiwan, MingYi Foundation

If you need more information, please refer to our Q&A.

You can also contact Mr. Hu from the Taiwan AID Secretariat:

Secretariat of Taiwan Alliance in International Development (Taiwan AID)
Address: Rm.708, 7F., No. 54, Sec.4, Minsheng E. Rd., Taipei City 105017, TAIWAN
Tel: +886-2-27197188