Skip to main content

Hire Our Students

Given the rigors of our program and its focus on systems integration, companies find that Clemson's automotive engineering students possess both technical skills and the ability to understand how an entire process or workflow can be altered by their decisions.

Hire an Automotive Engineering Graduate

automotive engineering graduateClemson's automotive engineering alumni are in great demand. With solid technical skills, the mental agility required for problem-solving, hands-on experience, and business savvy, our graduates are a great addition to any workforce.

Are you looking to hire our new grads? Please get in touch with us at to learn about recruiting opportunities. We're happy to help distribute open positions to our students and arrange on-site visits.

Hire an Automotive Engineering Intern

an automotive engineering student performs work during his internshipMany OEMs, suppliers, and other organizations request information on hiring our students as interns.

When employers evaluate our students, they commonly use phrases like “better prepared for the tasks than any previous intern…,” “exceptionally capable in engineering…," "very professional in all interactions…,” “welcome addition…,” and "true asset to the team...."

We find that many of our internship sites are "repeat customers" due to the quality of our students.

If your company is interested in providing internship opportunities to our students, please review the process below.

Procedure for Hiring an Automotive Engineering Intern

  1. All prospective internship sites must submit an official job description for review. The description must be provided on company letterhead and should include information on eligibility (e.g., citizenship, GPA requirements), duties the intern will perform (specific job examples are ideal), length of internship, compensation status (Is the internship paid or unpaid? If paid, you do not have to share compensation details in this description but they must be spelled out in a student’s official offer letter), location, contact details, and application instructions.

  2. The job description will be reviewed by the Graduate Research Committee (GRC). 

  3. Prospective internship sites will be alerted to the GRC's decision on whether to approve or reject the internship opportunity. If the internship is rejected, the GRC will provide reasons and/or suggestions for creating an appropriate internship opportunity.

  4. Approved internship opportunities will be shared with the students.

  5. Students will apply using the procedure laid out in the original job description.

  6. If a student is chosen to fill the internship opening, the internship site will submit an official offer letter, including compensation details.

  7. The final offer is approved by the student's advisor.

  8. The student completes his/her internship.

  9. Both the student and employer complete evaluations at the conclusion of the internship.

Details on the program's curriculum can be found in the academic programs section. For more on the six-month internship requirement, please visit the internship section.