Intern - R&D, Tire Aerodynamics, Summer 2024


As a R&D Intern, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Working with the R&D team to coordinate DOE trials for aerodynamic performance
  • Coordinate and execute CAD/CFD model generation
  • Support project timing and milestone accomplishment with detail orientated and punctual work
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Competitive pay
  • Hands on experience with the team
  • Project experience
  • Company lunch and learns
  • Networking
  • And more benefits that come with working for a global industry leader!
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  • Currently enrolled in a US accredited degree program
  • Must have and maintain a minimum GPA of a 2.8 or higher
  • Minimum sophomore standing or higher
  • Must be able to work onsite at our Auburn Hills - Harmon Rd. location 3 days/week (Mon-Fri)
  • Able to work 40 hours during summer months
  • Strong capabilities in fluid mechanics, mechanics of materials, and dynamics
  • Comfortable in a multi-cultural environment
  • Self-motivated, curious to learn, and adaptive to change in a dynamic environment
  • In an effort to be transparent about the hiring process for this particular position, Continental has identified a preferred candidate. This is not intended to discourage other candidates from applying for this position. Furthermore, Continental has not offered the preferred candidate the position. "Preferred Candidate" means either that 1) the position is currently being performed by someone who satisfies the requirements of the job, or 2) a current employee has been identified as a successor through HR processes.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.
  • Continental is not able to pay relocation expenses for this opportunity.


  • Familiar with CAD software, in particular SolidWorks
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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to or contact US Recruiting at 248.393.5566. This telephone line and email address are reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application, if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a call back.


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Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2023, Continental generated sales of €41.4 billion and currently employs around 200,000 people in 56 countries and markets.

Tire solutions from the Tires group sector make mobility safer, smarter, and more sustainable. Its premium portfolio encompasses car, truck, bus, two-wheel, and specialty tires as well as smart solutions and services for fleets and tire retailers. Continental delivers top performance for more than 150 years and is one of the world’s largest tire manufacturers. In fiscal 2023, the Tires group sector generated sales of 14 billion euros. Continental's tire division employs more than 56,000 people worldwide and has 20 production and 16 development sites.

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