The Stanford School of Engineering offers Global Engineering Programs that are designed to enhance engineering education by providing undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to have an immersive experience in a culturally diverse and international environment. We do this, in part, because we understand that engineers are expected to work globally and we want to prepare our students appropriately.
The Global Engineering Internship (GEI) Program provides students with an opportunity to learn about developing economy's rapidly expanding role in global business and technology and to gain real-world work experience in a culturally diverse environment. More than 100 host companies have partnered with us in a dozen cities in China, India and Thailand such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Bangalore, Pune, Hsinchu and Bangkok. The hosting organizations range from multinational to local companies, from giant corporations to small start-ups. In an effort to serve as many Stanford students as possible, we strive to cover a wide range of engineering fields including Aeronautics and Astronautics, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Management Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Product Design. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for this program.
The host company would provide stipend so that students can live comfortably, and travel a small amount (on weekends). In some cases, companies provide housing as part of the package. Either the host organization or Stanford GEI program will cover international airfare.
Note: The internships are intended to be in-person pending university travel policies. They may need to pivot to online or subject to cancellation due to travel constraints and other uncertainties.
Some example projects (among 100+ potential positions):
1. 20+ internship positions in R&D, IC Design, Manufacturing, and Quality & Reliability functions at TSMC, Hsinchu, Taiwan (direct apply: https://bit.ly/3jBo88M Please also complete application via SOLO so that the GEI staff can help to follow up with the company. )
2. Software engineer interns at ByteDance (TikTok), Shanghai, China
3. Wind Turbine Design at GoldWind, Beijing, China
4. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Intern at Lenovo, Beijing, China
5. Graphics/ Vision/ Animation Algorithm Engineer at Tencent, Shenzhen, China
6. Front-end Engineer Intern at Alibaba, Hangzhou, China
7. Game Test Engineer at NetEase, Hangzhou, China
8. Smart Devices and Flexible Display at Royole, Shenzhen, China
9. Cancer Biomarker Screening Project at ABMart, Shanghai, China
10. Multicrystalline Silicon Growth at Trina Solar, Changzhou, China
11. Sensor Fusion Platform for Autonomous Vehicles at KPIT, Pune, India
12. Conversational AI and ML, Big Data Analytics, and many more positions at Infosys, Bangalore, India. For complete project list, please review and direcly apply: https://www.infosys.com/instep/internship/projects/Pages/index.aspx (Please also complete application via SOLO so that the GEI staff can help to follow up with the company.)
Note that the deadline is Jan 31st, 2021. Early submission is encouraged since application will be processed on a rolling basis.
What you will do
Conduct 9-12 weeks of summer engineering internship at host companies in developing economies.
Eligibility and Requirements:
Stanford undergraduate students in good academic standing are eligible to apply.
School of Engineering graduate students are eligible to apply.
Students are required to have completed at least two engineering fundamentals-approved courses (excluding CS 106A) prior to departure or have a significant educational background in engineering. See the Undergraduate Engineering Handbook for more details and information on engineering fundamental courses.
Priority will be given to students declared within the School of Engineering.