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Ford Motor Company User Experience Engineering Internship in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

User Experience Engineering Internship

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.

Do you have what it takes to make smart vehicles for a smart world? Join the Ford Product Development team. Utilizing Design Thinking and User Experience methods, you will work to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We are seeking forward-thinking, laser-focused professionals with a passion for bringing innovative, exciting and sustainable ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to contribute to such advancements as autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies and more!

What you will be able to do

The Experience Development Team ensures that desirable customer experiences are translated into a series of physical/digital engineering feature requirements. We accomplish this by creating high-level systems engineering documents, assessing emotive customer attributes and leading cross-functional teams to deliver solutions that will delight our customers.

In this position, designers take the elements of an exceptional mobility experience and distill the enablers down to discrete actionable items that will be deployed by the program teams. Simply, we seek to define “How It Works” for our customers. This requires close collaboration with Design, HMI, UX, Marketing, Engineering and Program Management.

Experience Development is a growing team that treats mobility as an enjoyable journey, not just transportation. The ideal candidate is passionate about vehicle experiences and committed to improving the products we deliver.

  • This internship consists of customer research and product creation to develop a solution to current customer usage pain points. The Intern will:

  • Benchmark current internal and competitive executions

  • Conduct external customer research through surveys and online interviews

  • Collate results and present customer POV

  • Propose and present a solution or strategy that supports the customer POV

  • Create a vehicle level engineering specification for execution of the new solution or strategy if applicable

  • Cross functional collaboration with Attribute, Feature and Functional engineers

The minimum requirements we seek

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

Our preferred requirements

  • Passion for User Experience and Customer based design

  • Ability to translate abstract concepts into actionable items for implementation

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Skills

  • Excellent teamwork, leadership, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to interact effectively with senior management and other organizations

  • Passion for engineering and product excellence

  • Self-starter with ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with minimal direction

  • Comfortable with changing environment of early Program work

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: https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2021- benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-1.pdf

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Ford Motor Company


Product Development

Skill Team:

Product Development (PD)


Vehicle Engineering