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Summer Internship - Industrial Design at Yanfeng Automotive Interiors

Posted in Automotive 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Holland, Michigan

Job Description:

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. YFAI is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has 114 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 20 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture interior components for all automakers. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), the component group of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating. For more information, please visit

Come join our Advanced & Automotive Interior Design Studio for a 3-month summer internship at the Automotive Technical Campus in Holland Michigan, located on the sandy shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. You will be included in our overall summer internship program together with many other students from various schools and disciplines.


We are looking for a talented Industrial/ Transportation Design Student with a passion for automotive interior design.


As an intern, you will have the ability to work with a team of professional automotive interior designers on conceptual and customer related projects, from single components to full automotive interiors. During your internship, you will be exposed to the typical workflow in a world class automotive design studio, collaborate with a cross discipline team comprised of Studio Engineers, Consumer Researchers, Human Factors experts, Graphic Designers, and Model Builders, involving critiques and reviews of your work and progress. You will be mentored by the design team in all aspects related to preparing you for a career within the automotive design profession.


Yanfeng Automotive Interiors Company is the biggest tier 1 automotive interior component supplier in the world, with design studios located in the U.S., Germany, China and India. The Studio in Holland, MI was established over 25 years ago and focuses on Advanced Design and Production Interior Design for our domestic & global OEM customers. 

Preferred Major(s):  Industrial Design/ Transportation Design/ Product Design


Skills required:

  • Current student enrolled in an accredited college/university pursuing a bachelor’s degree

  • 3.00 GPA or higher

  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior status

  • Highly motivated, positive attitude and goal orientated

  • Prior internship(s), work experience, and/or extracurricular activities preferred

  • US Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Advanced manual and digital sketch and rendering skills.

  • Understanding for proportions, 3D perspective and balance of your sketch

  • compositions.

  • A robust personal design process that incorporates the disciplines of research,

  • need and opportunity identification, conceptual ideation, implementation &

  • storytelling to support your concepts and solutions. 

Please include a digital copy of your cover letter, resume and portfolio, or a web link to your portfolio.