Battery Engineering Planning Intern (August - December 2023)

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Chattanooga, TN, US

Company: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker and is on the road to number one. Come join our team and you could be part of that ride. For our employees, Volkswagen stands for more than just efficient and sustainable products - it’s an expression of who they are and how they move through life. Become a part of the Volkswagen of America experience and work with people who are passionate, innovative, enthusiastic, and high performing team players. Everyone deserves a better car and everyone deserves a better company - it’s a Volkswagen thing.

VW. Two letters. Endless opportunities.

The internship program at Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations is intended to provide college / university students and recent graduates the opportunity to use and develop skills they have learned in the classroom by working at our state-of-the-art production facility, and to provide experience and insight into the culture. 


Our internships are full-time positions (40 hours/week).  Candidates will be expected to be available to work during normal business hours (Monday – Friday; exact hours will vary by position and some positions might require work on Saturdays).  To be eligible for the internship program, candidates are required to be enrolled at an accredited post-secondary educational institution or have graduated from one within the 6 months prior to the start date of the internship. Candidates who do not meet our guideline will not be considered. This position will start in August 2023 and end in December 2023 with a chance for extension through May 2024.  Applications for later terms will not be accepted at this time. 


Manage projects in an automotive manufacturing environment (Battery Shop), meet and/ or exceed company goals and objectives.

  • New and Series Product Pre-Planning Concept, Including Investment Planning
  • Specification Development for new and existing manufacturing equipment and tooling
  • Equipment Development, Design, Installation, Commissioning, and Handover to Series Production
  • Support in Process/Product Development
  • Continuous Improvement Activities to support best in class production system



  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated with Engineering Degree
  • Mechanical/Electrical experience
  • MS Office skills (Excel. PPT, Etc.)



  • Battery, Assembly, and/or welding experience (MIG and laser alunimum)
  • Sealer / adhesive application systems experience
  • PLC programming / automation experience
  • MicroStation and/or Catia Software experience
  • 3D Printing experience
  • Ergonomic assist experience
  • Experience within: Lean manufacturing, capital project implementation, Fixture development, vendor management, CAD Software, Layout Design, Process Development, additional language skills. 

Scope and Magnitude

This role description is a guideline and does not create contractual rights between the Company and any of its employees.  The Company does not enter into any type of employment contract, implied or written, with its employees regarding job security.

This Organization Participates in E-Verify. We maintain a drug free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

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