Volkswagen of America

Transportation Design Intern

Job Description

Posted on: 
May 19, 2024

At the Innovation & Engineering Center California (IECC), we represent the Volkswagen Group in applied research and development. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, we create bold new ideas for the Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti and Porsche brands. We’re a team of engineers, designers, scientists, and psychologists looking to develop innovations for future generations of cars, and to transfer technologies from many industries and research institutions into the automotive domain. Our mission is to drive change which means we are not only impacting one of the world’s largest car makers, but also the lives of millions of people. Are you ready to join us?

Our mobility concept and user experience team is planning and executing holistic future vehicle concept proposals for the VW Group. The intern will become familiar with learning a hybrid workflow between digital/physical developments which are being brought to life through concept visuals.


  • Support in creating user journeys, user stories and customer use cases
  • Support the Design team by contributing to active design projects
  • Support presentations for internal ICC and Group Innovation stakeholders
  • Understanding and communicating with concept development and automotive design team
  • Support CAD modeling team with data prep and model build optimized for animation
  • Create 2D and 3D design proposals
  • Translating design proposals in 3D
  • Strong interest / capability in visual animation and story creation

Job Requirements

  • Study Focus: BSc in Transportation Design
  • Inspired to visualize holistic future mobility concepts
  • Self-motivated, flexible individual with high degree of ownership and accountability for results
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking - using logic and reason, creative and strategic
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams as the technology lead for the domain
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Must be enrolled at a University/College or Graduation date must be within the last six months.
  • Must upload resume and portfolio to be considered

Required Software Skills

  • Photoshop or equivalent digital 2D drawing tool

Desired Software Skills

  • Alias, VRED, Blender, etc.
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