2013 China Internship Program

Biodesign, in partnership with the School of Engineering, is helping administer a set of internships in China with medical device companies. Aimed at giving Stanford engineering, medicine and business students a global work opportunity over the summer, these internships will bring Stanford undergraduate and graduates students to work in a medical device company in China in the summer of 2013.

Overview of China Internship Program

The School of Engineering Summer Internship Program in China aims to enhance engineering education by providing undergraduate, Coterm, Master's, and Ph.D. students an opportunity to learn about China and to gain real-world work experience in a culturally diverse and international environment. Each intern must commit to full-time work (please see job descriptions for details) for the duration of the internship.


We welcome applications from all students that 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 equivalent) will be required to take a language class in the spring quarter to prepare them for a summer in China.

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

Further Information from School of Engineering website


I M P O R T A N T    D A T E S

Date Activity

December 15, 2012

Application Available

February 11, 2013

Applications due

February 18, 2012

Stanford faculty selection committee screens applications and interviews potential internship candidates.

March 2012

- Stanford forwards the files of the finalists to host organizations for interviews & approvals.
- Companies provide concrete project plans and direct supervisor’s contact information.
- Stanford notifies the students of the selection results.
- Students confirm acceptance one week after the company approvals.

Companies with China Medtech-related Internships

  • MicroPort Medical, Shanghai, China
  • Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsnichu, Taiwan
  • MedicusTek - Taipei, Taiwan
  • NCD Labs - Beijing, China


Summer 2012 - we had one student accept an internship at Microport for our pilot year.

His experience:

"Thank you for recommending me the internship opportunity at MicroPort. I have completed my program there and returned to the States. It truly was a pleasant, fruitful experience. The people were very friendly and helpful, and I have made many friendships with my coworkers. I highly recommend MicroPort for future internship applicants. Personally, I would be very interested in entering medical device industry in the future."