Summer Engineering and Technology International Internships (SETII)

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Learn more about the internship program from Stanford students who have participated in the program.

And read more about students' experiences from Stanford Engineering's profiles of Michael Si in Shanghai, Joel Aguero in Beijing, and Mengyao Yuan in Taiwan.

Program Overview

The Summer Engineering and Technology International Internship (SETII) Program aims to enhance engineering education by providing undergraduate, Coterm, Master's, and Ph.D. students with an opportunity to learn about developing economies and to gain real-world work experience in a culturally diverse and international environment. We work closely with companies to create internship positions offered through this program. Each intern must commit to full-time work (please see internship job descriptions page linked below for details) for the duration of the internship. 


We welcome applications from all students who are declared engineering majors (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, Coterms, Master's and Ph.D.). In addition, we encourage engineering students that are seeking their "first" experience abroad as interns to apply as well.

Students who have not taken at least one quarter of Mandarin or Japanese (for NEC internships placements only), or equivalent, will be required to take a language class in the spring quarter to prepare them for their internship placements.

Although summer enrollment is not required, students are only eligible to participate in this program if they have not yet graduated. Students who apply for summer quarter degree conferral will be considered eligible, but students whose degrees are conferred in winter or spring quarters will not be.

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. Other sources of information and advice are: the Student Services Center for university requirements and procedures, and, for undergraduates, Darlene Lazar (Engineering Office of Student Affairs), and the VPUE.

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify although funds are limited.

Internships for Summer 2015

Please click "Internship Opportunities" in the right hand bar to see a lsting of the available positions for Summer 2015.