Orient EuroPharma internship, Taiwan

This internship is for a senior commerce or science students interested in learning about sales and marketing at a Taiwanese company that imports food ingredients from New Zealand.

The latest application round for this internship has now closed.

Taipei from the sky

About the internship

The internship is for three months and will start at the end of November 2017 and continue into February 2018.

Successful candidates will be placed at Orient Europharma’s head office in Taipei, where they will be given meaningful work in a sales and marketing role. The intern will be assigned a manager to act as a mentoring supervisor.

Commerce students who are confident, mature and interested in developing a career marketing New Zealand’s primary sector products in Asia are strongly encouraged to apply.

Chinese language ability is not required as the intern would be communicating with staff and external contacts who speak English.

The intern's main task will be to provide support to sales and marketing team by communicating directly with distributors in the Asia-Pacific region. Other administrative tasks may also be required of the them.

This opportunity is a new internship. The Foundation is looking to recruit one intern for 2017. 


Applicants must be:

  • New Zealand citizens or have New Zealand permanent resident status
  • due to complete a commerce/management or business studies degree qualification by 2018
  • an enrolled student when you return from the internship - i.e. returning to continue studying at university in 2018
  • prepared to share information on the internship at business forums and other events on your return to New Zealand
  • able to demonstrate a strong interest in developing a career involving New Zealand and the Asian region
  • willing to participate in Foundation activities following the internship such as panel discussion, roundtables and school talks.

While Chinese language ability is of course useful in Taiwan, it is not a pre-requisite for this opportunity.

How are the costs covered?

The costs will be split between the Foundation, host and the intern.

The Foundation provides return airfares to Taiwan and a financial grant to cover insurance, living expenses and accommodation costs in Taiwan. Interns generally use online accommodation sharing services to secure affordable accommodation.

The host will cover the intern’s cost of commuting to and from the office.

The intern will be required to contribute $500 towards their own personal costs (e.g. weekend travel, evening entertainment).

Successful interns are asked to not apply to other New Zealand government-funded organisations to defray the costs of this internship; it is adequately funded by the Foundation.

How to apply

The latest application round for this internship has now closed.

Please email your CV, a succinct covering letter that outlines your motivation for applying and academic transcripts to: business@asianz.org.nzIn the subject line please insert: OEP Internship

For more information phone 09 369 5014.

Terms and conditions

Successful applicants will be required to agree to the standard Terms and Conditions for Asia New Zealand Foundation funding recipients.

Reporting Requirements

Foundation grantees are expected provide reports on their experience, and to seek opportunities to share their experience on their return to New Zealand, and to remain engaged with the Asia New Zealand Foundation. Sharing your experience with others is an important part of this initiative as it enlightens others about developments in Asia. 

Interns are required to write a 600 word article (with photos) on their internship experience (to be submitted during or no longer than a month after returning from the internship) that will appear on the Foundation’s website. Within a month of returning to New Zealand, the Foundation requires the intern to complete a 3-page narrative report about the internship.


For more information phone 09 369 5014.

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