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Know of any internships in Taiwan this summer?

February 6, 2021

Hello all,

I’ve been writing this blog since 2007 and though COVID shutdowns have slowed it some point, I have no intention of stopping any time soon.

I do, however, have a rare request. My oldest daughter, a proud Mandarin immersion graduate, is now in her second year of college at Wellesley and is looking for a summer internship in either China or Taiwan. Her spoken Mandarin at this point is good but she’d like to spend the summer in a Mandarin-speaking country. (that’s her in the picture above, on her first day at Starr King Elementary school.)

As she puts it in her cover letter, “My goal with this internship is to experience an international business environment, utilize my Mandarin in an immersive situation and prepare myself to work in Asia upon graduation. I am flexible, hard-working and not afraid to take on low-level jobs and do them with excellence.”

However COVID has shut down a lot of programs that might normally be open so she’s been having trouble finding opportunities. China seems a long shot given COVID travel restrictions so she’s focusing on Taiwan. She’s been working to save money so she can get herself to Asia and pay for housing, so this doesn’t have to be a paid internship.

Just this once, I’m asking those who follow my blog for a favor – if you happen to know of a company that might be interested in having a U.S. college student work for them this summer, she’d love to hear about it. It doesn’t have to be a formal program. She’s been studying economics and international relations and did an internship this winter as a research and analysis intern, but doesn’t have coding skills. (on the list for next year!)

If you know of any opportunities, feel free to email me and I can pass them along to her. I’m weise@well.com.

Thanks and next post we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Beth

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