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IT Innovation and Research Spartanburg, South Carolina 13.10.2023

Innovation and Research Intern (Summer 2024)

Innovation is imagining what’s NEXT when no one else can. Shaping your future starts here, as we believe our Gen>NEXT students are the future leaders of BMW. Our vision is to secure BMW Manufacturing’s excellence by attracting the best of the best. We believe in creating a hands-on environment where you can directly impact the future of mobility. You will be guided and mentored throughout inspiring tasks and projects. As one of our Gen>NEXT students, you will be part of the team from day one and encouraged to add new ideas and value to the business.

 This is a position with the Innovation Lab that focuses on bringing innovations to different areas of BMW Group. The lab examines topics in the areas of artificial intelligence (such as machine/deep learning / genetic algorithms / generative AI / large language models), data science, Metaverse (AR/VR/Game Engines), cybersecurity, green IT and quantum computing.

The qualified intern should expect to contribute & improve in the in the following functions: 

  • Work in an area of innovation focusing on one to two projects for the duration of the internship. Projects will have a mentor in the Innovation Lab.
  • Analyze problems and implement solutions that can be proven to work. Continually refine and improve solutions.
  • Share in team meetings current progress and challenges.
  • Design and test algorithms using Python/R for local systems, GPU-based systems, and cloud solutions (AWS/Azure).
  • Update and track tasks with tools such as JIRA and Confluence.
  • Be open to learning new tools and technologies used by the Innovation Lab for data analytics (e.g. Tableau, Splunk, AWS).
  •  Projects are dependent upon current tasks of the Innovation Lab as well as background and willingness of intern to learn new technologies and methods. Typical projects include deep learning classification / segmentation, data analytics using Python, Augmented and Virtual Reality application development, game design in Unity and Unreal Engine, experimenting with new IoT devices and design of algorithms suitable for next generation computers (e.g. quantum, neuromorphic, optical).


  • Pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or related discipline.
  • Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (not just in major).
  • Have full-time status at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.
  • Completed at least 30 credit hours at time of application. 
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours / week).
  • Transfer students must have a GPA from current university.
  • Complete and pass a substance abuse test before the work term. 
  • THE WORK TERM DATES ARE May 20th-August 9th 2024.

BMW Manufacturing Company is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of BMW MC to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all qualified persons regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. 

Employment with BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC (BMW MC) is at-will and may be terminated at any time, with or without notice, at the option of BMW MC or the employees.

Innovation and Research Intern (Summer 2024)

Spartanburg, South Carolina
United States
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BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC
BMW Group
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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IT Innovation and Research
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