Would you like to apply your theoretical knowledge in practice during your studies and get to know potential fields of work for the future? Or write your thesis on a specific practical issue? Great – we really appreciate it!
Complete your internship or write your thesis at one of the world's largest automotive manufacturers! You will work independently on current projects, gain valuable practical experience, and ideally prepare yourself for a later career entry. You will get to know the work in global teams and can exchange and network with experienced colleagues and other students in the company.
During your assignment, you will have competent supervisors by your side, with whom you will coordinate individually what kind of information and support you need.
Henry Ford Scholarship
As part of the RWTH Education Fund, the Henry Ford Scholarship supports students from a wide range of technical and commercial fields. In addition to financial support, we offer scholarship recipients a diverse program of training, excursions, shadowing, support from personal mentors, and the opportunity to complete internships and theses. For more information and to apply, please click here.
Henry Ford Study Award
Since 1979, we have been promoting and honouring outstanding academic achievement in engineering with the Henry Ford Study Award. Each year, we honour the best bachelor’s degree graduates in the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering. In addition to a cash prize, the award winners also receive the opportunity for an internship in our company.
Three to six months, considering the requirements of the internship guidelines or the examination regulations of your university. The specific time schedule will be agreed on a case-by-case basis.
Please apply online about three months before the respective starting date with complete application documents to one of our job postings. Especially in the case of final thesis, we need sufficient lead time to coordinate all details with you and the university.
Your complete application documents include:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- High school diploma
- Current transcript of grades from the university
- Certificate of enrolment, internship guidelines or examination regulations of the university
- If applicable, certificates of previous internships or courses of study already completed
- Indication of the desired internship period
Application and selection process
As soon as we have received your application for one of our advertised internships or theses, we will check how your profile matches the requirements of the internship or thesis.
If your application has aroused the interest of the department, you will be invited to an interview, which will be conducted either in person or by telephone. If this is successful, you can look forward to an interesting and productive time in our company.
These are the requirements for an internship or thesis at Ford:
- Good performance in your studies
- Good high school diploma
- Good to very good knowledge of German and English
- Ability to work in a team and independently
- Three to six months’ time
As a global company, we develop, build, and sell cars all over the world. If you are interested in an internship at Ford outside of Germany, you will find links to the national career pages with important information for your country-specific application at: http://corporate.ford.com/careers.html.
Questions and answers
How can I apply for an internship/ thesis?
Please apply online for advertised internships/ theses. You will find the link to our application management system in the respective job advertisement.
Can I also send my application by mail or email?
No, please understand that for administrative reasons we can only accept applications online.
Are internships and theses at Ford remunerated?
Depending on the progress of your studies, you will receive between 300 euros and 1.100 euros gross per month. If your regular place of residence is more than 100 km away from our company location, you will also receive a housing allowance of 300 euros gross per month.
How many months should I allow for an internship/thesis?
We offer our internships and theses with a duration of three to six months.
When should I apply?
Please apply about three to four months before the desired start date of your internship/ thesis. At an earlier point in time, we are often unable to give you concrete feedback and would have to ask you to resubmit your application later.
Can I also submit a speculative application?
If there is currently no suitable position for you, you have the option of creating a candidate profile. In this way, you will receive an e-mail notification when a suitable position becomes available.
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