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Mechanical Engineering Co-op/Intern - Spring 2025

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Engineering
  • Lincoln

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  • You must be legally authorized to work in the U.S., have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be a sophomore or above in Mechanical Engineering, available for a 10-week, 40-hour per week internship, and have your own transportation.
  • You will support various departments within Honda Motor, working on manufacturing projects, quality control, new model development, facilities design, purchasing tasks, and research initiatives. Gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced engineering environment.


  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.
  • General Engineering Coursework
  • Minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA or higher (You will be required to provide your current transcript)
  • Class status- Sophomore (by credit hour) or above
  • Availability to work a minimum of 10 weeks at 40 hours per week.
  • Enrollment in a bachelor's or master's degree program studying Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • Valid U.S. Driver's License (exceptions considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Ability to provide own transportation to and from work each day.


  • The below descriptions reflect potential environments and duties within our various Mechanical Engineering Co-op/ Intern positions that we offer. Work environments and projects may include but are not limited to:
  • Manufacturing:
  • Focus on equipment, process, quality and new model activities related to the department of placement (i.e Assembly department, Weld department, Paint department, Stamping department, Casting and Machining department, etc)
  • Project management
  • Problem analysis
  • Investigating new technologies and implementing countermeasures
  • Quality
  • Learning and performing vehicle testing
  • Conducting tests for chassis, brakes, controls, bonnet, trunk and/ or door systems
  • Testing procedures and fixtures
  • New model development, drawing, layouts and design change requests
  • Investigating and providing countermeasures for mass production design related issues
  • Warranty data trend analysis
  • Re-creating problem failures to determine root cause, develop countermeasures and perform confirmation testing.
  • Purchasing
  • Assessing supplier process capabilities
  • Problem reporting and analysis.
  • Implementing countermeasures
  • Verifying and judging effectiveness
  • Investigating suspect part issues and approving part changes
  • Approving and verifying supplier countermeasures
  • Issuing trouble reports
  • Various daily tasks such as attending meetings, working on assigned project activities, problem analysis, writing technical reports, troubleshooting manufacturing or quality problems and communicating to internal/ external customers.
  • Facilities
  • Updating and documenting CAD drawings of existing infrastructure
  • Analyzing and designing existing sanitation, HVAC and building pressure systems
  • Developing short and long-term solutions to problems found
  • Designing modifications of existing facilities infrastructures
  • Updating mechanical engineering specifications and standards
  • Reviewing electrical drawings
  • Learning and understanding plant power infrastructure
  • Verifying electrical panel schedules
  • Updating highbay light locations
  • Tooling Equipment
  • Designing manufacturing equipment and tooling in 2D and 3D CAD systems
  • Determining equipment electrical hardware, software (PLC, HMI, etc.), safety requirements and appropriate design
  • Managing a schedule and tracking daily processes
  • Investigating and troubleshooting problems during installation and manufacturing
  • Research and Design:
  • Supporting the development of vehicle testing and countermeasure analysis (assisting with problem and data analysis, countermeasures, test set-up, data acquisition, test monitoring, recording activities, performance testing and reporting results)
  • Assisting design engineers in developing/ designing of future models and supporting the creation of drawings
  • CAD Design
  • Cost and weight calculations
  • Attending meetings and working with various design/ test groups, suppliers, manufacturing groups, etc.


What semester does this co-op/internship opportunity cover?

This job posting is for the Spring 2025 Co-op/Internship Session, which runs from January to April.

Are there opportunities for both single and multi-semester co-ops/internships?

Yes, Honda offers both single and multi-semester co-op/internship positions. College students can apply to the relevant requisition based on their major and semester of interest.

What departments within Honda may have openings for mechanical engineering co-op/intern positions?

This job description represents multiple openings in various departments within Honda for mechanical engineering co-op/intern positions.

How can college students apply for these co-op/internship positions?

College students must apply to the requisition pertaining to their major and semester of interest for these mechanical engineering co-op/internship positions at Honda.

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We are a company built on dreams. And these dreams inspire us to create exciting, innovative and beneficial products. ‘The Power of Dreams’ is our way of thinking and allows as to be a global business like no other. Honda is the largest engine manufacturer in the world and the business is comprised of more than 500 companies with 134 production facilities in 28 countries, plus another 31 R&D centres in 15 countries. Honda designs, develops, manufactures, distributes and sells cars, motorcycles, marine engines, ATVs, lawn mowers, tillers and generators, to name just a few.