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International Internships

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The Global Engineering Internship (GEI) Program aims to enhance engineering education by providing undergraduate, coterm, master’s, and PhD 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 match Stanford students to internships offered through this program. In addition, we encourage engineering students that are seeking their “first” experience abroad as interns to apply as well.


  • Exciting summer engineering internship opportunities in developing economies such as China, India, Thailand, South America, etc.
  • Cutting-edge technology and impactful projects
  • Highly customized position to best match students’ interest
  • Support for self-designed opportunities available
  • Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible  

Program Dates

Late June  - Early September, 2021


  • 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 ENGR 70A and 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 who have not previously participated in a GEP program.

Additional Resources

Application Process
Internship Opportunities
Frequently Asked Questions
Program Structure
Program Recommendation
School of Engineering Global Engineering Programs Participation Agreement (PDF)


2020 Global Engineering Internship

Global, China (PRC), India, Thailand