Supplier Quality Intern (January - May 2024)

Date: Nov 16, 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, 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 January and end in May 2024 with a chance for extension through August 2024. Applications for later terms will not be accepted at this time.


-    Provides feedback to the plant in regards containment and problem root cause analysis for issues caused by suppliers.
-    Tracks suppliers' performance in regard to series issues (0-KM failures resolution) and projects development (new Product and Process release, sampling).
-    Support analysis and problem resolution of suppliers related field complaints.
-    Issues components Technical Factor for service parts replaced in warranty.
-    Intern: keep weekly track and support creating new department KPIs (focus on SQEs skills development and training).



  • Required:  2+ years towards an Engineering degree from an accredited University. Education emphasis in computer science/data analytics preferred.


Specialized Skills

  • Tableau
  • Advanced MS Excel skills for data analysis
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills
  • Creativity with presentations/diagrams/charts
  • Dedicated professional attitude
  • Automotive technical background


Basic Knowledge

  • Analytical and deductive skills – use evidence and facts to reach conclusions
  • Systemic thinking – using logic and reason
  • Communication skills – interpersonal, presentation, and written


  • Pay based on level of education (Junior $18/hour, Senior and Graduate $20/hour)
  • Financial assistance for relocation/housing not provided 

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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