The MA Program of Chinese Arts for International Students
National Taiwan University of Arts
1. Purpose of Internship
The major focus of internship for MACAIS students is on learning professional skills, abilities, and activities practiced in the institutions related to their specialties. Through an internship, students are expected to learn to make practical applications of their academic knowledge and skills; meanwhile, they also acquire additional knowledge, expand and improve their practical skills, and start to build professional networks in the field of their choice.
2. Credits and Requirements for the Internship
(1) Students may register the internship course in their third semester; they are required, however, to apply an internship in the second semester. The internship may be executed during summer break or the third semester and has to be completed before the end of the third semester for the ease of grading.
(2) The internship is an elective course. Once completing the training and passing the evaluation, students will earn the 3 credits from the course.
3. Internship Application
(1) Students are required to apply internship between March and May yearly.
(2) Students are required to fill in and submit the Internship Application Form (Appendix I) and the Internship Project Proposal (Appendix II), along with the required documents requested by employers, to the MACAIS and employers. The MACAIS may send an official document to the institutions by request. The internship application and project proposal may be altered in accordance with the rules of individual institutions.
(3) Upon the confirmation of the employers, the MACAIS will send the Internship Evaluation by Employer Form (Appendix III) and required documents to the employers.
4. Internship Projects
(1) Students are required to do their internships on-site.
(2) Students are required to do their internships for at least 200 hours. Working hours and projects need to be negotiated with the employers.
(3) Only if the internship proposals were proved by the Internship Committee may students do their internships at their current posts.
5. Possible employers for the internships may be local or international, public or private, and for-profit or non-profit institutions and organizations. If the employers are for-profit institutions or studios, students’ applications are required to be proved by the Internship Committee.
6. Internship Evaluation
(1) Students’ performances will be graded by both course instructors (Appendix IV Internship Evaluation by Course Instructor) and employers, 50% each.
(2) Four facets of performances will be evaluated by the employers and interns, namely attitude (25%), results (25%), attendance (25%), and self-evaluation (15%).
(3) After the internships completed, students are required to submit their Internship Final Report (Appendix V) to the MACAIS and employers.
7. Instructors of Internship Courses
(1) Full-time faculty of the MACAIS may act as internship instructors.
(2) During students’ interning periods (from applying to completing internship projects), Internship instructors are responsible to keep contact with the employers, have a hand in students’ performance, and help students to achieve their internship goals, if necessary.
8. The internship provisions will be revised at the College of Humanities Meeting.