Eden Social Welfare Foundation
Internships
Social progress begins by increasing our exposure to other lived experiences.

We learn through service: striving to help service users to be able to live a life with dignity and confidence.

 

We explore and comprehend the agenda of diversified United Nations sponsored Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path.

We experience life and grow together: believing that everyone is equal in this inclusive global society.

Love is our starting point

 

Starting from 2008, Eden Social Welfare Foundation has cooperated with universities and INGOs across the globe, offering young adults a 4-8 week internship program, stimulating actions in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet on five key themes: people, prosperity, planet, peace and partnership. We recognize that eradicating poverty and in all its forms and dimensions represent the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.

 

  

【We want YOU!】

【Description of our internship program 】

 

Eden structures internships on two broad branches: Professional Experience and Personal Growth and Development

1.    Offering services according to requirements of underprivileged communities and 

       service centers, experiencing local culture and lives of the region.

2.    Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for

       sustainable development.

3.    Assisting learning opportunities and activities in local areas (content of services might

       differ according to circumstances).

 

Professional Experience

1.    Age:  20 years old and above

2.    Education: We seek students from a broad field of study, including social work,

       physical therapy, occupational therapy, drama therapy, art therapy, psychology,

       nutrition, diplomacy and international relations.

3.    A detailed internship plan including the length of the internship is required.

4.    Research on related information and a final report is required, submitted after the

       completion of the internship.

 

Personal Growth and Development

1.    Age: 18 years old and above, interested in the issues of underprivileged groups and

       disabilities. 

2.    Education: students from all education background are welcome.

3.    A detailed internship plan including the length of the internship is required.

4.    Research on related information and a final report is required, submitted after the

       completion of the internship.

 

Contact:Ms. Nina Chu

Tel:+886-2-22306670 ext.2104

Email:eden4646@eden.org.tw, ieden.info@gmail.com

Twitter:https://twitter.com/edenfortaiwan  "@edenfortaiwan"

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/edenintel/

YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/user/EdenTaiwan

Website:http://eden.international/

 

Eden sincerely welcomes interns from across the globe to work with us. Here is a list of universities which Eden has the partnership with in the past:

 

No.

 Nationality  

University Name

Major

1

 USA

 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 Global Studies Major Chinese Minor

2

 Canada

 Simon Fraser University

 Psychology

3

 USA

 University of California San Diego

 General Biology

4

 Canada

 University of Toronto

 Honors Bachelor's of Arts (French) and Bachelor's of Education

5

 USA

 UC Berkeley

 Intended Public Health

6

 Canada

 University of British Columbia

 Undetermined

7

 USA

 University of California, San Diego

 International Studies - Anthropology

8

 France

 Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle-MBA

 Tourism and Services Management (option Hospitality Management) 

9

 USA

 University of Southern California

 Master of Social Work

10

 USA

 University of Maryland, College Park

 Studio Art

11

 USA

 The Pennsylvania State University

 Sociology

12

 USA

 University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Psychology, Human Development & Family Studies

13

 USA

 Baylor University

 MIS (Management Information Systems)

14

 USA

 University of Texas at Austin

 Applied Science and Development Ec6th
 Generalist

15

 France

 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

 B.A. Modern languages

16

 USA

 University of California, San Diego

 Human Development

17

 France

 ESSEC Business School (Paris, FRANCE)

 Business Administration

18

 USA

 San Francisco State University

 Dietetics

19

 USA

 University of Pacific

 Speech Language Pathology

20

 USA

 Binghamton University

 Psychology

21

 USA

 Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA  

 International Studies

22

 France

 Aix-Marseille University, Aix-enProvence

 MA in International and cross-cultural negotiations

23

 France

 INSEEC Business School, Paris, France

 Preparation for a Master of Science in Management

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Testimonies from interns with spring internship 2018

 

Joseph Winkler

While at Eden I had the honor of helping out with the planning of certain volunteer events as well as some publicity through proofreading and other facets. In addition, I occasionally had the opportunity to work directly with the careusers through volunteer work. When planning events I was able to use my experience as a resident assistant at my school dorms effectively plan events according to the careusers’ needs, as well as planning preparation for the volunteers. Additionally, I helped in the landmine workshop event preparation and execution which was a great experience and has really helped prepare me for the future since I was able to work directly with professionals in my desired field of work.

 

I am really quite glad that I was able to take part in this internship as it helped me get some experience in an international NGO, and in the international affairs department nonetheless. This was really important to me as I want to work in international affairs or international relations in the future. I really did not know what to expect when I first came here, except that this organization was dedicated to helping disabled and disadvantaged people. I did not know whether I would be working directly with careusers or in the office, but I am glad that I got the chance to work in both facets. However, I am especially glad that I got to work in the office as much as I did, to get some experience for possible future work, and to understand through first-hand experience how important the office work is to the successful running of the more public volunteer events.

 

This internship has helped me in more than just office work and preparing for events, but also in giving me experience which will be useful for the working world after graduation from university. I think that one of the most important skills I improved while here is the ability to speak Chinese. When I first came to Eden I had a tough time making even basic sentences and having a conversation seemed an arduous task. Now, I take most of my instruction in Chinese, and even received my directions for work today and supervision in Chinese. However beyond the ability to speak Chinese, the ability to plan events and work effectively and efficiently in an office are skills that will stay with me the rest of my life. I think it goes without saying that I have spent most of my life in school up to this point, and so have become used to the routine of school and being able to create my own work preferences. However, working here at Eden helped prepare me for some aspects of office work, especially working in NGOs. All in all though, this was a great experience that I would do again in a heartbeat.

 

 

 

Bertille Jarry

As a French student, I needed to do an internship in order to graduate my master degree. Also, when I got to know about Eden, I thought that join this foundation was the perfect opportunity for me to be active in a humanitarian association. Also, the wide range of action of Eden was definitely an opportunity to get to know more and to see more about disabilities. I had the chance during this internship to go to several services of Eden. I join the daycare center, the early intervention center, Dalong and Yishou elderly center. So I could acknowledge different age, different caring methods, and different disabilities.

 

I was really impressed by everything I could observe during my stay in Eden. I think that these persons are amazing, and I want to thank them to share this time with me. They are more than their disabilities; they are persons with their personalities, but also with their capacities. All these people, can it be elder or toddler, they try to overcome their differences to get the best of themselves.

 

But more than just accomplish social work, I had the chance to participate in amazing events with Eden. We had small animation like one in Yishou center, which was a cultural introduction of volunteers country to the elder of Yishou. We’re also about to hold a summer camp for the visually impaired teenagers. But my favorite one was the Asia platform to ban landmines. This event was impressive, and everybody helps with the preparation. But more than that, it was awesome to be part of this international meeting. Organizations from all over the world fighting together for the same purpose. Victims sharing their hardships with all of us. More than touching, it was so powerful, it has given me the impulse to join the fight.

 

 

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