FCA US LLC’s College Intern Program offers a unique opportunity for highly motivated, innovative, and inspired individuals to work in a challenging assignment where contribution, teamwork, and communication are vital to the success of the organization.
As a leading-edge company, we can provide real world challenges and rewarding intern experiences to candidates from a variety of colleges and universities while providing a competitive salary.
Interns are assigned to an organization department based on the candidate’s background, skill set and interests. The assignments are project-oriented, meaningful to the department and allow the intern to take responsibility for a major task. Interns experience a sense of personal accomplishment and contribution and experience the corporate business culture through work assignments and structured activities. They gain the communication and etiquette skills required in business while sharing knowledge gained from recent courses. They also enhance their computer skills and learn new systems and software.
Each intern assignment consists of challenging projects with specific goals, providing opportunities for personal growth and development. Interns that demonstrate outstanding qualities may be invited back the following year for a second internship or to interview for full-time positions in our various new hire programs. Summer internships are primarily located at FCA US Headquarters & Technology Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan, other facilities in the Detroit Metropolitan area, and Business Centers located throughout the country.
Interns may qualify for a housing allowance and/or travel assistance. During the internship, interns will have the opportunity to participate in many activities designed specially to enhance their knowledge of FCA, our products and the metro Detroit area.
The Hybrid Digital Modeler Intern will be assigned to our Conceptual Data Development (CDD) department and also interact directly with the design staff in the Product Design Office studios located in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The CDD group digitally creates all vehicle customer show surface on both the interior and exterior, from concept to production. The CDD hybrid intern will also be assisting in the design of many components, using both Alias as well as Photoshop. Photoshop will be utilized to develop initial concept sketches and Alias will be utilized to develop 3D representations of their chosen design. We are looking for talented Hybrid Digital modelers, able to create conceptualize sketches and/or match digital working closely with the PDO design staff daily. A broad understanding of the vehicle architecture in terms of knowing what is behind the surface and the requirements that drive design is preferred.
- Completion of a sophomore year at an accredited university by summer of 2020
- Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, Interactive Design, and/or Automotive Design
- A current portfolio is preferred, saved as a PDF, representing work from freshman year to the present (specifically highlighting both industrial design as well as digital modeling projects)
- GPA of 3.0 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale)
- Strong interest in digital modeling
- Create concept sketching, wire-framing, and high-fidelity imagery
- Create additional digital, and print visual assets (presentation materials, etc.) for projects as needed
- Basic CatiaV5, Catia 3D Experience, and/or Alias
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Collaborate with Design Staff and Digital Modeling team to ensure the delivery of compelling and intuitive designs
- Good interpersonal skills
- Ability to work in a team environment
- This position requires a portfolio in a PDF format be submitted with your application
- Applications will not be processed without meeting this requirement. Please ensure your portfolio meets the following requirements:
- Your portfolio should represent your skills as it pertains to the position to which you’re applying
- Your most current work should be presented first and displayed in descending order of most current to oldest
- When appropriate, provide a brief description of your contributions to work that is submitted for review. (i.e.: if a full model is presented, provide explanation to explain you were responsible for the full model or that your involvement was limited to specific areas of the model)
- Although depictions of your professional work are needed, you’re also welcome to submit work you’ve accomplished on a personal basis however; the two should be separated and kept in separate sections of the portfolio