Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER)

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Host Organization:    Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER)

Website:    http://english.tier.org.tw/

Organization Profile:

The mission of TIER is to conduct economic, industrial and innovation policy research, and make policy recommendations to Taiwan Government.

  • TIER was Established in 1976 by Dr. Chen-Fu Koo with Dr. Sho-Chieh Tsiang (Nobel Economic Prize Nominee) being the first President
  • The first private independent think tank in Taiwan
  • TIER has around 500 full-time staff with 33.5 million USD revenue in 2019.
  • The current President of TIER is Dr. Chang, Chien-Yi
  • Ranked 2nd in Taiwan and 19th overall in Top Think Tanks in Southeast Asia and the Pacific (Source: TTCSP 2018) 

City:    Taipei City

Internship format: Virtual/Remote or In-person (pending Stanford, host country, and host organization travel policies)

Internship Department:     Division III

Department Profile:

Division III is led by Dr. Xinwu Lin, it has around 30 FTE researchers. The main research focus:

  • National and regional Innovation Systems and Competitiveness
  • Policy design and evaluation
  • National Digital transformation Strategy for Manufacturing Sector
  • Innovation Indicators
  • Innovation Policy and National IP policy Studies
  • Taiwan Start-up Ecosystem
  • Social Enterprise policy
  • Skill Policy

Project description:

Monitoring and Mapping Specific Technology Development Trend and Keywords (e.g., Smart Manufacturing) through various keyword analysis methods and data metric:

  • Perform keyword extraction and text categorization on existing databases and policy documents to determine specific technology development trends and mappings
  • Find keywords/companies/development cost associated with various technologies to help further research efforts about those technologies
  • Work with other projects to determine other sources for data/text extraction and analysis
  • Verify and refine results related to specific technologies with the help of TIER colleagues

Building and Analyzing Cases Studies for Instant Public Policy making base on real-time data: 

  • The main purpose for the research is to establish analytical framework and use cases for analyzing how government use/experiment real-time data and platform for policy making.
  • The scope of case studies includes but not limited to government’s data strategy, decision making process base on real-time data etc.  
  • TIER colleagues can provide sources/ list of relevant candidates for case studying, while the intern can also choose his/her own.
  • TIER colleagues will continue to discuss with the intern to provide necessary guidance and know-how of the project
  • Verify and refine results with the help of TIER colleagues

Building and Analyzing latest Cases Studies for Enterprise practices in Social/ Sustainability Accounting:  

  • The main purpose for the research is to build up real cases and practices/ methodologies for companies to measure and report on their sustainability performance.  
  • Key issues related to cases studies are Natural Capital Protocol and Social Capital Protocol
  • TIER colleagues can provide sources/ list of relevant candidates for case studying, while the intern can also choose his/her own.
  • TIER colleagues will continue to discuss with the intern to provide necessary guidance and know-how of the project
  • Verify and refine results with the help of TIER colleagues

Number of Opening(s):      1

Work Hours and Internship Start/End Dates: (Monday to Friday, June 

20 –August 12, 2022):   Full time/Five days a week.

Taiwan (ROC)
United States of America (Stanford off-campus)
City or Cities:
Taipei City
  • You need to log in with your SUNet ID at the upper right corner on the application platform before you can start the application process. 
  • Preference is given to undergraduate students majoring in East Asian Studies.

  • For summer 2022, proof of vaccination will be required for all undergraduate travel, with no exceptions. The final decision to proceed with the international learning opportunities is dependent upon factors such as a continued decline in case numbers and increase in vaccinations in specific locations. Policies regarding travel (domestic or international) and international internships will be updated as University policies evolve. Visit Health Alerts for Stanford travelers for the most current travel guidance and restrictions due to COVID-19.

  • Travel Reservations Requirement: All interns are required to utilize Stanford Travel, a centralized booking program, when booking airfare, hotels, or rental cars for their internship experiences.

  • Students must be enrolled at Stanford in the quarter when they apply for an internship opportunity (Winter), and will need to be enrolled in undergraduate study in the quarter when grant funding is disbursed (Spring). Applicants participating in off-campus Stanford programs are welcome to apply, but it is the responsibility of the applicant to compile, collate, and submit a complete application.

  • Internship participants must certify that they are in good academic standing, and may not participate in the program or receive or retain internship stipends if they are on suspension.

  • International students must consult with Bechtel about interning in the U.S. or abroad in the summer. 

  • The Program is open to all undergraduate students. Seniors and coterm students are eligible as long as they do not confer their undergraduate degrees until after they complete their internships to remain eligible. 

  • Participants must be current Stanford students during the internship period. Graduating seniors must postpone graduation paperwork until the internship ends, but may participate in commencement. For summer graduation requirements, including details regarding enrollment requirements and information about participation in the June commencement ceremonies, students should contact their major department's student services office and Registrar's Office for graduation quarter petition.

  • Preferably, before beginning their internships, selected candidates should have taken at least one course regarding the internship region. The course can be taken in the quarter prior to the internship. 

  • Interns must commit to full-time work (a minimum of 35 hours per week) for at least 8 weeks. 

  • To be eligible for a stipend, students must maintain health insurance for the duration of their internship.

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