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CNA launches second edition of overseas internship program

2018/11/20 23:29:51

Taipei, Nov. 20 (CNA) Taiwan's Central News Agency launched Tuesday the second edition of its "I'm an Overseas Correspondent" program which offers college students in Taiwan a chance to intern in overseas locations where CNA has reporters.

CNA's overseas internship program provides students with great learning opportunities and a broader perspective on the work of an overseas correspondents, CNA President Chang Jui-chang (張瑞昌) said Tuesday.

According to Chang, the 2019 internship program will build on the success of this year's initiative.

In a speech delivered at Chinese Culture University in Taipei, Chang said the "I'm an Overseas Correspondent" program provides students with an experience that is different from studying at school, and an opportunity for them to learn about the importance of international news gathering.

The first program was launched in May, starting with workshops across the country to select candidates for overseas internships.

From the 2,700 students who attended the workshops, a shortlist of seven was chosen in June and three finalists were later selected to go to Kuala Lumpur, Indonesia and Washington in August.

The second program will cover internships at CNA overseas bureaus in Europe, the United States and Southeast Asia, Chang said.

As part of the program, several seasoned CNA correspondents will visit colleges and universities across the country to share their experiences with students.

These events will take place at National Chung Hsing University in Taichung Nov. 22, National Chengchi University in Taipei Dec. 11, and Fu Jen Catholic University in New Taipei Dec. 12.

(By Phoenix Hsu and Ko Lin)
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