Intern, Future Transportation Systems

Embedded in a worldwide network, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA) continuously strives to remain at the forefront of successful automotive research and development. MBRDNA is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with key areas of Advanced Interaction Design, Digital User Experience, Machine Learning, Autonomous Driving, Customer Research and Business Innovation. In Redford, Michigan, the focus is on Powertrain and eDrive as well as in Long Beach, CA where the F-CELL team brings hydrogen vehicles to the road. The Testing and Regulatory Affairs Division in Ann Arbor, MI and the Advanced Vehicle Design in Carlsbad, CA complete the competence center. Together, all the developers, technicians, engineers and designers take on the challenges of creating the next innovation. They're inspired by the newest trends, find the best solutions for the customer, develop the latest and greatest technologies and create the next generation of connected, safe, sustainable and luxurious vehicles.

Here at MBRDNA, we are looking for talented, energetic, and committed individuals to join our diverse team. Our employees are the key to our success, and we support each individual in fulfilling his or her potential. We proudly continue the pioneering work initiated by founders Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz over 125 years ago.

Role Overview:

Want to shape tomorrow's world of mobility and logistics? If so, Mercedes-Benz Future Transportation Systems is the team for you! Our Menlo Park lab is an awesome start-up environment with the benefits of working at a leading company in the automotive industry.

We are seeking highly-motivated interns, who love to go the extra mile, are enthused about the idea of rapid prototyping and are passionate about testing their prototypes in the field. Unlike with other corporations, this is no ordinary internship; you define your own projects, have plenty of the freedom-to-operate, plus, you will be highly involved in our daily business; and most importantly, you join a team that is a lot of fun to work with. We strongly believe that your background does not matter, as long as you share the same passion as we do and like to go above and beyond for your projects.

Minimum Skills Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Passionate about redefining transportation and mobility concepts
  • Quick learner, excellent problem solving skills, visionary
  • Creative & innovative
  • Demonstrated proficiency in communicating ideas (presentations, prototypes, etc.)
  • Available for internship between 3-5 months

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