CAPRI Internship Program

CAPRI offers students and recent graduates at the graduate and undergraduate levels opportunities to intern at our Taipei office. The internship program reflects CAPRI’s mission and values to build a resilient world and develop the next generation of leaders in the Asia Pacific through our independent, interdisciplinary public policy research in the areas of health, economy, environment, and technology. 

Interns are selected based on CAPRI’s organizational needs and capacity as well as applicant qualifications.

Internship Experience

CAPRI welcomes interns on a rolling basis. We prioritize candidates who can commit to full-time internships for a minimum of 12 weeks. The most successful part-time interns typically commit 24 hours per week for at least 12 weeks.

We welcome interns from universities and colleges around the world

CAPRI collaborates with universities and initiatives worldwide to cultivate talent.

A CAPRI internship provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced environment on the cutting edge of public policy research in the Asia-Pacific region. Interns gain experience in:

Work in interdisciplinary fields, grow inter-personal connections

Interns work closely with staff on research across multiple issue areas and gain experience in communication, event planning, and program execution. CAPRI interns build substantive networks with policymakers, scholars, business leaders, and media by organizing and participating in CAPRI convening activities.

What our past Interns say


  • Work with a small team to carry out operational and administrative tasks
  • Support the work of the research team in coordinating projects and conducting research
  • Create content for and analyze CAPRI’s communication efforts
  • Search for and summarize current events, news, and literature relevant to CAPRI’s research and convening
  • Assist CAPRI staff with the planning and logistics of independent and joint events, both online and in person


Required Qualifications

  • Ability to work successfully as part of a team within a fast-paced, flat, start-up organizational structure
  • An intellectual interest or coursework in the Asia Pacific, public policy, or governance and long-term interest in working in the Asia Pacific
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and communication skills in English
  • Coursework in international affairs, political science, economics, East Asian studies, or another field in the social sciences or humanities
  • Creativity, flexibility, and strategic thinking


Preferred Qualifications

  • Speaking and reading skills in Mandarin Chinese or another Asian language
  • A basic understanding of systematic, objective public policy research

How to Apply

To apply, please send the following materials to [email protected]:

  • Your résumé

  • A brief statement of interest with the following information:

    • How you heard about the CAPRI internship program

    • Your proposed internship length and time commitment per week

    • The academic requirements the internship would fulfill, if applicable

    • How the internship would help you achieve your personal and professional development goals

  • Two academic writing samples in English (Chinese writing samples also welcome, if applicable)

  • Optional portfolio of other work products and accomplishments, including video, graphics, articles, public speaking, and event programming.

Join us to make the change you want to see in the world!