According to Cheers Happy Working Magazine's "2022 Survey of Preferred University Students by Companies," when recruiting fresh graduates, 75.4% of companies prioritize whether applicants have internship experience in addition to their academic qualifications. Students who actively participate in clubs and gain work experience while in school shape a compelling profile that demonstrates practicality and maturity. On the other hand, students with no internship experience can easily become "implicitly disadvantaged" when searching for jobs.
Based on feedback from surveys of previous interns, the internship program has proven to enhance problem-solving abilities, workplace adaptability, and career orientation, with satisfaction rates above 90% for each aspect. Internship programs can unlock career potential and help clarify and explore future development directions.
Embark on the internship journey, collect the touching moments and laughter of transforming from a workplace rookie, and navigate towards an unlimited future in your career!
✨實習職缺從哪裡找Where can I find internship opportunities ？
Internship opportunities may vary depending on the industry's current situation. Students can regularly browse the following sources for internship openings, learn about the internship details, search for information about internship organizations online, and submit the required documents as per the department's regulations. After being evaluated by professors and approved by the department's internship committee, students will have the opportunity to enroll in internship courses.
Official websites of respective departments for job announcements.
Alumni center's official website for announcements.
Internship briefing sessions by companies (platforms for event information/announcements on GOOD JOB website of NKUST).
Students can also search for high-quality organizations that are legally registered with the government.
NKUST's exclusive job and internship portal website, " GOOD JOB website of NKUST " (https://goodjob.nkust.edu.tw/).
✨實習課程類別有哪幾種What are the categories of internship courses？
Internship courses can be divided into the following five categories. However, the actual offering of courses depends on the curriculum planning of each department. Students are advised to first check the curriculum planning table of their respective departments to understand the course availability and inquire about the application procedures from their department.
Summer (Winter) Internship
Academic Year Internship
1 credit with a minimum of 4 weeks or not less than 160 hours as a principle
18 weeks or more
(or not less than 720 hours)
36 weeks or more
(or not less than 1440 hours)
Not less than 320 hours
※專案實習Project Internship ：
Project Internship refers to short-term internships conducted in non-governmental private organizations or executing project tasks, professional services, or industry-academia cooperation projects commissioned by non-governmental private organizations.
Students participating in projects or programs commissioned by non-governmental private organizations to the university must have a project duration of at least six months, with a maximum of four students participating per project. Practical project courses cannot be recognized as workplace internships.
✨工作型實習和一般型實習是什麼呢 What are Work Type Internship and General Type Internship？
General Type Internship
Work Type Internship
During the internship period at the internship organization, interns are primarily focused on learning and are not engaged in providing services or performing work duties outside of the training program. Interns are recognized as students in the context of their internship at the organization.
During the internship period at the internship organization, interns are primarily focused on learning, but they also provide services or perform work duties in addition to training. Interns are recognized as having both student and worker status in the context of their internship at the organization.
Commercial accident insurance in accordance with the compensation limits prescribed by the Labor Standards Act for occupational accident compensation.
The daily internship hours should not exceed 8 hours, and training should not take place between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
The internship organization should arrange for the interns to have labor insurance, employment insurance, and contribute to the labor pension.
Internship duration, rest periods, leaves of absence, regular holidays, wages, labor insurance, employment insurance, and the contents of labor contracts shall comply with the relevant labor laws and regulations, and should not be lower than the provisions set forth in the labor-related legislation.
In the event of an occupational accident, compensation should be provided following the provisions for occupational accident compensation as stipulated in the Labor Standards Act.
Other Common Matters
The internship organization should be legally established or registered, have sufficient trained or instructed personnel, and possess adequate facilities. It should also comply with occupational safety and health regulations, as well as relevant laws stipulated in the Labor Standards Act.
The organization should be willing to collaborate in developing individual internship plans and workplace internship contracts.
It should allow the school to conduct on-site evaluations of the internship environment before arranging student internships and conduct on-site visits to monitor the progress of student internships.
The organization should cooperate in assigning guidance teachers to guide students, arrange pre-employment training courses and professional practical work, cultivate professionalism and practical skills, and assist in evaluating internship performance evaluation forms and conducting internship agency satisfaction survey forms.
The assigned tasks should not require students to engage in illegal activities.
When a student's performance or adaptation is unsatisfactory, the school should be immediately notified for appropriate counseling. If the situation does not improve after counseling, the internship may be terminated.
Discrimination based on nationality, race, class, language, ideology, religion, political affiliation, gender, or sexual orientation is strictly prohibited.
The internship agency must not take any adverse actions against interns who raise disputes or complaints.
The procedures and internship forms for workplace internships at our university can be found at: https://ascdc.nkust.edu.tw/p/412-1022-5708.php
Due to the difficulty in defining whether an internship involves the provision of labor services and the possibility of labor inspections by authorities, labor relations may be scrutinized more closely. It is recommended to prioritize “Work Type Internships” to safeguard the labor rights of interns.
✨實習生是否構成勞工呢 Does an intern constitute as a worker？
The theoretical definition of a worker is as follows: If the following three elements of subordination are met, it should be considered as fulfilling the criteria for being a worker.
Personal subordination：The intern, as a student, obeys the authority of the employer within the internship organization and has an obligation to accept discipline or sanctions (e.g., following instructions and supervision, having designated working hours, and personally attending work).
Economic subordination：The intern is not engaged in their own business but rather works for the purposes of others (e.g., receiving monthly or regular wages, having a fixed basic salary, and the work results being owned by the employer).
✨實習可以減免學雜費用嗎 Can tuition fees be reduced or waived for internships？
The implementation is based on the guidelines for student workplace internship courses.
For undergraduate and junior college students：
Students taking semester or academic year internship courses and completing the entire semester of off-campus internship are required to pay the full tuition fees and 4/5 of the miscellaneous fees for that semester, and they are exempt from paying the internet usage fee.
At the end of each semester, departments should provide the internship list to the office of financial affairs for the refund of reduced miscellaneous fees.
Students taking off-campus internship courses and returning to the campus with the approval of the internship organization and department to take other courses (including distance learning courses) are required to pay the full tuition and miscellaneous fees.
Students taking summer internship courses are exempt from paying the credit fees.
For daytime graduate students：
Students taking semester or academic year internship courses and completing the entire semester of off-campus internship are still required to pay according to the school's fee standards.
Students taking summer/winter internship and project internship courses during the summer/winter vacation should pay the credit fees according to the school's "Guidelines for Summer Class Teaching.
✨實習期間我可以返校上課嗎 Can I return to campus for classes during the internship period ？
The department may have specific regulations or restrictions for students going on internships (e.g., completion of compulsory courses, fulfillment of graduation credit requirements). It is advisable to consult with the department regarding the possibility of returning to campus for classes.
According to the guidelines for student workplace internship course implementation, students taking off-campus internship courses are expected to be engaged full-time in the internship organization. However, with the approval of the internship organization and department, they may be allowed to take distance learning courses. For graduating students and students with deferred graduation status in undergraduate and junior college programs, they may be permitted to return to campus for other courses with the consent of the internship organization and department.
✨實習期間可以請假嗎 Can I take leave during the internship period ？
When negotiating the internship contract with the internship organization, the provisions regarding student leave should be included in the contract.
Leave is possible during the internship period, but it must comply with the provisions of the internship contract. In case of special circumstances, students should communicate with their industry guidance teacher and school guidance teacher, explain the reasons, and obtain consent from both the internship guidance teacher and the internship agency.
1.實習就業達人網（ GOOD JOB website of NKUST ）：https://goodjob.nkust.edu.tw/
2.高科大實習手冊（ NKUST Internship Handbook ）：https://ascdc.nkust.edu.tw/var/file/22/1022/img/249/684114554.pdf