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NGO Fellowship Program

NGO Fellowship Program

About the Fellowship

The NGO Fellowship Program provides opportunities for NGO professionals from South Asia and Southeast Asia to gain first-hand experience in the Taiwanese NGO sector. The one-month-long fellowship contains an NGO placement, workshop, and roundtable event with their Taiwanese counterparts.


Key Program Features

NGO Placement:

Fellows will be placed in Taiwan's NGO according to their professional backgrounds. Fellows will work with the Taiwanese NGO and engage in daily operations for three weeks. Depending on the nature of the NGOs, fellows will engage in event preparation, project management, or fundraising activities.


Capacity building:

Fellows will attend a four-day workshop at the start of the program. The workshop aims at project management, fundraising, and advocacy. Fellows will also visit civil society sites related to Taiwan civil society.


Roundtable event:

Fellows will join a roundtable event on the sixth day of the program. The fellows and Taiwanese NGO professionals will together share their practical experience and up-to-date observation 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 provide opportunities for fellows and host NGOs to explore the possibility of future cooperation.


Fellowship Schedule (Oct.1-29, 2023)

Oct. 1 Taipei arrival

Oct. 2-5 Workshop and site visit

Oct. 6  Roundtable

Oct. 7-26 Field placement

Oct. 27-28 Wrap-up

Oct. 29 Taipei departure



  • Age: NGO professionals from 25 to 40 years old. An outstanding applicant whose age is not between 25 to 40 will be considered. 
  • Number of Fellows : 10
  • Professions:

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

  • Countries
  • Southeast Asia:

Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam

  • South Asia:

Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan

  • Language: Proficiency in written and oral English or Mandarin.
  • At least three years of work experience in the NGO sector
  • Demonstrated professional excellence, independent and self-motivated, able to complete an independent fellowship



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


How to Apply

Apply here:

The application deadline is July 31, 2023.

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


-Personal Statement (one page, including the purpose of attending the Program, expectations of the Program, and the plan of personal career. )

-2 recommendation letters

Organizer: Taiwan Alliance in International Development (Taiwan AID)
-American Institute in Taiwan
-Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan

For more information, please contact with Mr. Hu: