The state of Michigan remains a strong location for U.S. automotive industry jobs as the Great Lake State is home to General Motors, the Ford Motor Company and the Chrysler Group. Other OEMs have a presence in the state and numerous automotive suppliers have manufacturing facilities or offices in Michigan.
College students majoring in automotive engineering must gain hands-on experience before they finish their education. An automotive engineering internship can provide much experience with numerous opportunities available in Michigan.
Please note that the following companies have posted information about internship opportunities, details that are correct as of publication. Visit the link provided for more information and to apply:
Company: Chrysler Group LLC
Position: Automotive Design Intern Job No. 1001004
Location: Auburn Hills, Mich. at the Design Office Studios
Summary: College students pursuing a bachelors degree in automotive, product or industrial design, who have completed their sophomore year and have at least a 3.0 GPA are invited to apply. Students must be skilled in Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Alias or similar software programs and demonstrate leadership skills and initiative. Students will work in on-site design including clay sculpting, computer support, engineering and fabrication.
Company: Nexteer Automotive
Position: Summer Intern
Location: Saginaw, Mich.
Summary: Nexteer Automotive is a developer of steering and driveline systems. The company offers numerous internship and co-op opportunities for college students, with specific opportunities for students related to their area of study. Students pursuing a degree in computer, electrical, industrial and mechanical engineering as well as computer science, supply chain management and business management are invited to apply. Applicants must be full-time students with a GPA of at least 3.0. Opportunities in various departments are available.
Company: U.S. Steel Corporation
Position: Intern Product Technology
Location: Troy, Mich.
Summary: Full-time college students majoring in mechanical engineering, metallurgy or material science are invited to apply. Students must be computer literate and possess excellent communication skills. This job entails working on various projects testing steel, lab operations and sample preparation. Students will also be introduced to sheet formality projects.
Company: Nissan North America
Position: Student Intern Virtual Garage
Location: Farmington Hills, Mich.
Summary: Interns will research current and future technologies to discover what digital technologies can benefit Nissan. This position is open to college students pursuing a degree in 3D design, architectural design, computer design, automotive design, mechanical engineering or other related field. Interns will work on projects involving upcoming models, make 3D models using applied technologies, and interact with vendors and Nissan departments.
Company: Volkswagen Group of America
Location: Auburn Hills, Mich.
Summary: College students possessing strong technical research skills and having knowledge of government agencies and rule-making, are desired for this position. Interns will identify current legal requirements and log upcoming laws and regulations pertaining to hazardous materials and other substances. Students will work within Volkswagen and with outside groups including Canadian and American government agencies and various non-governmental groups.
Prospective interns should apply as soon as possible for available positions. Follow each company’s application process to apply.
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