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Submissions open: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Application deadline: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 23:59

Since December 2019, there has been an emerging public health concern regarding an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus, 2019 Novel Coronavirus, which was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Warningto avoid all nonessential travel to China. Additionally, the U.S. Department of State has elevated its travel advisory for China to Level 3: Reconsider Travel. Stanford is concurring with CDC recommendations that travelers avoid all non-critical travel to China.

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.

The safety and wellbeing of our students are our top priorities, and Stanford University is actively monitoring the developing situation with respect to the spread of disease and potential impacts to university functions. Please visit this pageto see a list of frequently asked questions about Stanford’s response to, and prevention of, 2019 Novel Coronavirus on campus.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email

Host Organization:      PlusAI


Organization Profile:  PlusAI is a cutting-edge self-driving technology company with the mission to apply artificial intelligence into logistics industry. We aim at improving vertical industry efficiency, upgrading industrial products, and offering a comprehensive product solution to real –world problems. The company is founded in 2016 with offices in Beijing, Suzhou, and Silicon Valley. The company has developed proprietary full-stack L4+ autonomous driving technology and applied for 48 international patents in core technology domains related to autonomous driving.

The founding team includes senior technologies from Stanford, Google, Yahoo, Amazon, PARC, Tencent, Bosch and Heremap. We have attracted talents from all self-driving related domains including AI, robotics, automotive, manufacturing and HD mapping.

City:     Beijing /Suzhou

Internship Department:      Engineering

Department Profile:   Engineering is responsible for the research and development of the core technology and product of PlusAI.

Work description:  


  • Design and implement high-performance, high-availability distributed vehicle infrastructure
  • Work with multiple teams to help define and build vehicle and developer tools
  • Project including
    1. Interactive calibration tools.

2. Integrated on-vehicle tools for monitoring, visualization, data recording.

3. Improving Traffic light detection with China data.

4. Improving localization with Lidar in GPS-floating area.

5. Dockerization on-vehicle production environment.


  • Passionate about writing amazing, robust, safety-critical, efficient C++ and Python
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field
  • Deep understanding and practical knowledge of Linux system

Prefer candidates with experience in robotic systems (ROS) or real-time Linux systems

Number of Opening(s):    Beijing-4; Suzhou- 4

Work Hours and Internship Start/End Dates: (Monday to Friday, June

22 –August 14, 2020):    Full time/five days a week (8 weeks or longer)

Work Attire:     Casual

Local Language:     Chinese  

Not required:   English is the working language.

China (PRC)
City or Cities: 
Beijing /Suzhou
  • 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.

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Stanford Global Studies Internship Program