Body Maintenance Intern (January - May 2024)

Date: Nov 30, 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 Volkswagen Chattanooga the opportunity to develop talent for potential future entry-level positions. 


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, external 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 January 10th and end May 10th, 2024.  Applications for later terms will not be accepted at this time. 


Internship position for the Body Shop Maintenance department. Members of the Body Maintenance team are responsible for ensuring that machinery, robots, tools, and electronic recording stations associated with the Body Shop are functioning optimally. They are also responsible for physical line changes occurring.  As a member of Body Maintenance, the intern will help support other team members as needed in addition to completing an intern specific project. The intern will: 

  • Take ownership for a specific project that can be completed during the internship
  • Participate in plant and department meetings
  • Prepare and coordinate various reports, presentations, and documents within the department
  • Collect and analyze data regarding body shop efficiency
  • Create and maintain Access database systems for Maintenance team
  • Support Maintenance team



Required: 2+ years towards a degree in Engineering or Similar Field.



  • Problem solving skills, root cause analysis for problem solving
  • Strong emphasis on Microsoft Office Suite software
  • Communication skills, both interpersonal and written



  • Programming experience
  • Database creation/management experience

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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