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Ford Motor Company Driver Assist Technologies – Internship – Research and Advanced Engine in Palo Alto, California


Job Title:

Driver Assist Technologies – Internship – Research and Advanced Engine

Job Description & Qualifications:

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

Ford’s Research and Advanced Engineering team explores new vehicle and societal innovations that require some level of invention before they can be applied to our products and services. The team is building on a history of Ford innovation, including our invention of the three-way catalytic converter to modernize vehicle emissions controls in the 1970s and the world’s first rear inflatable seat belts in 2010.

Today, we are exploring and delivering ways to make smarter vehicles and our transportation system more efficient to improve people’s lives by helping them move more freely, safely and enjoyably. For example, we are changing how our products are made by creating high-quality vehicles in an environmentally and socially responsible way, including the use sustainable materials. Since 2000, we have used 12 industry and world-first plant-based materials in our production vehicles. We also are researching the possible use of tomato skin, bamboo, agave fiber, dandelion roots, algae and coffee chaff as part of our ambitious goal of making our vehicles with up of 20 percent sustainable material by 2025.

What you will be able to do

Looking for a great answer to the question – what did you do this summer? This is it! You will gain the experience, knowledge and skills to take your career to another level. Throughout this 12-week program, you will enjoy hands-on involvement in some of the groundbreaking initiatives we have happening. In addition to developing technically and professionally, you will be able to build a network of friends and contacts while discovering what it is like to live, work and play in Palo Alto, California.

Ford Greenfield Labs (GFL) – Palo Alto is leading the way to deliver breakthrough technology and services that will delight our customers. Our diverse team of employees exhibits a passion for the creative application of engineering and science to address the modern challenges of mobility. From autonomy and electrification, to smart mobility technologies and data analytics, the GFL team is bringing the best of Silicon Valley to accelerate the realization of smart vehicles for a smart world. We are seeking motivated candidates with strong technical expertise to join our team and create the future.

The minimum requirements we seek

  • High School Diploma or GED

Our preferred requirements

  • Possess or Pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD or Post-Doc in one of the following fields:

  • Electrical or Electronic Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering or Robotics

  • Computer Engineering or Computer Science

  • Software Engineering

  • Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Industrial, or other Engineering disciplines in key areas

  • Business, Mathematics, Data Science, Statistics, Natural Sciences or related fields

  • Involvement with Formula SAE or Robotics or similar extracurricular activities

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to work within diverse teams

What you will receive in return

As part of the Ford family, you will enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You will also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we would love to have you join us.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

For information on Ford’s benefits and compensation, click here: benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-1.pdf

Auto req ID:



Ford Motor Company


Product Development

Skill Team:

Research & Advanced Engineering (R&A)


Research & Advanced Engrg




Palo Alto