Intern – Vehicle Technology and Innovation (Contractor Summer 2019)

    • Job Tracking ID: 85350-280079
    • Job Location: Superior Township, MI
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Internship
    • Date Updated: February 08, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) is currently looking for a Vehicle Technology & Innovation Intern at our Superior Township, MI location that support the development of a process to generate ideas for new vehicle features and refine them based on feedback from customers. Typical vehicle features could be hardware or software (e.g. wireless phone charger, cargo organizer, rear cross traffic alert system).

Key Responsibilities

  • Research top features in competitive vehicle set
  • Participate in one or more ideation workshops to generate new ideas
  • Sketch out scenarios in which the top ideas would improve the experience of target customers
  • Work with research team to plan a validation study to test core elements and critical assumptions of new ideas
  • Develop 5 - 10 "pretotypes" that will be used to communicate and validate the concepts
  • Participate in customer research and then recommend improvements based on observations and feedback
  • Work with engineers to understand the feasibility of new concepts
  • Create proposals for promising new features

Other tasks may include:

  • Attend conferences or meet with suppliers for technology scouting
  • Enter or organize information in database
  • Write up patent proposals for promising technologies
  • Participate in consumer research events

Experience and Skills:

  • Pursuing Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Technology (experience with Design Thinking, prototyping, CAD, 3D printing, or programming is nice to have)
  • Student in junior/senior year, or within 6 months of graduation; or a graduate student will also be considered
  • Valid Drivers License and satisfactory driving record
  • Candidates applying for positions with Hyundai KIA must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. ( No Sponsorship available for this position except TN Visa)
  • HATCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disabled and Veteran. VEVRAA Federal contractor.