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Hello CARS!

We wanted to connect with students like yourselves interested in an exceptional internship in 2021. Like the Stanford community, Ford has spent much of 2020 adapting and overcoming obstacles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic while keeping the safety of our colleagues and their families the first priority. This means our recruiting this fall will be entirely virtual. In case this this our first time connecting, we’d like to share a bit about our company and how you can be part of the team at Ford Greenfield Labs

We believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom of upward mobility as you strive to realize your professional dreams. We’ve got incredible plans for our future. We’re working on some pretty amazing things, including autonomous and electric vehicles, AI/machine learning, data centers, micro services, and cloud computing. 

Where are we located?

Ford Greenfield Labs (GFL) is in Palo Alto, CA. [More here.]

GFL is both a space and a culture that cultivates curiosity. We develop cutting edge approaches to research at the intersections of social and natural sciences, human-centered design and technology. From autonomy and electrification, to smart mobility technologies and data analytics, the GFL team is bringing the best of Silicon Valley to accelerate the realization of smart vehicles for a smart world. Our Silicon Valley team of advanced researchers, engineers, designers and scientists is creating new connections between automotive and emerging technical and design innovations in the birthplace of the digital revolution

What Opportunity Awaits?

Ford Greenfield labs is looking to create new connections between automotive and emerging technical explorations with candidates matching one (or more) of the following:

-        Experience through internships, projects or research in Embedded software architecture, development & design, Wireless connectivity technologies, Networking, and/or Electrical architecture systems

-        Interest and Experience with Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning background, ROS (Robot Operating System) experience, Controls, and/or Systems Engineering

-        Well-rounded technical skills in electrification or robotics, hands-on prototyping experience, as well as excellent teamwork

-        A Preference for working in a research and advanced environment


We want to meet you!

Even though we can’t connect in-person, we want to get to learn more about you and your interests and goals.

Please share your Resume for direct review with managers via online Stanford Handshake.

This direct link will help us connect with you, and let you read more of the specific opportunities in Palo Alto. To be sure your resume is part of the most competitive review, submissions are requested by 30-September [Direct Link to Ford Handshake Posting]

The complete set of Global opportunities can be found at

Future Events:

Ford Motor Company will also be hosting a dedicated Virtual Fair for candidates on Oct-9. A calendar event will be coming soon.


As always, we love hearing from students, so we welcome all questions. Looking forward to connecting even further!


In the spirit of new Innovation,

The Stanford University Recruiting Team

Ford Greenfield Labs | Palo Alto, CA


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Ford Greenfield Labs
Palo Alto, CA