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In the event that we are not able to sponsor Global Studies internships in China this summer, students are advised to consider applying to positions outside of China. Students who have already applied to positions in China are now eligible to apply to other positions outside if China, even if they have already applied to two positions.
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Host Organization: College of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University
Organization Profile: Zhejiang University is one of the leading education and research institutions in China. It is located in the city of Hangzhou, which hosted a recent G20 meeting and is well-known for the natural beauty of its surroundings such as West Lake and tea plantations. It is also the location of Alibaba and many other hi-tech companies. The College of Chemical and Biological Engineering is home to strong research laboratories in biotechnology, polymer science, catalysis, and nanomaterials.
City: Hangzhou, China
Number of Opening(s): 2
Work Hours and Internship Start/End Dates: (Monday to Friday, June
22 –August 14, 2020): The internship working hours are typically 8 hours/day with Saturday and Sunday free for sightseeing and other activities. Interns are housed, at no cost, in a dormitory reserved for international students and are mentored by professors and their senior postgraduate students or postdoctoral fellows. The working language for Stanford interns in English. The interns will be provided with spending money to cover expensed for meals.
Work Attire: Casual attire that is appropriate for laboratory work at Stanford is required.
Local Language: Mandarin, not required, but the spring quarter survial Chinese is recommended.
Additional desired intern qualifications: Some familiarity with junior-level chemical engineering classes will be great but it’s not required.
- Applicants must be currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and coterms who are undergraduates in all majors, including undeclared. Coterm students must still have undergraduate status. MA students in the Center for East Asian Studies are also eligible to apply.
- Applicants must be current Stanford students during the internship period. 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 spring quarter.
For more internship positions provided by the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program, please see our internship listing.
Each applicant can apply for a maximum of two program-arranged positions. If you apply more than two positions, we will only accept the first two applications based on the time of your submission.
For more information, please see Eligibility and Stipend.