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As a graduate student.

Your talent is always in demand with us.

Discover all your opportunities as a graduate student with us and learn more about our programs.

Find out if you are the inventive type, good at managing, or implementing ideas. These six months of self-discovery could improve your chances of following the career you’ve always wanted.

Perhaps you are a domestic or an international student who is currently enrolled in a Bachelor or Master Degree program, or perhaps you are considering a work experience year. Our program is designed to complement your theoretical studies and support your professional development by providing you with real hands-on experience of working as part of a dynamic team in your chosen field.


The program is open to domestic and international students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelors or Master’s program, or have graduated no more than 12 months prior to internship start date.


  • the support of a mentor for the duration of your internship

  • the chance to work on a diverse range of exciting projects
  • the opportunity to take on real responsibility
  • the possibility to get to know us as an employer and experience our working culture up close

How to apply? 

We only consider online applications for this program. You should apply no less than six months before the position’s starting date.

You can search for current internship vacancies via our online Job Finder. If you are unable to find a suitable vacancy at present, simply register and create a profile and to receive updates when suitable vacancies arise in future.

Locations available.

BMW of North America; Woodcliff Lake (NJ), Mountain View (CA), Oxnard (CA), Schaumburg (IL)

Immerce yourself in the BMW culture for six months to test your choice of career with our Domestic Internship Program.

Enjoy three months paid work at our manufacturing plant in Spartanburg to find out if you are the creative type, good at organizing, or putting ideas into action. It will point you in the right direction for your future career. 

Our Internship Program allows undergraduate and graduate students to work for one time period (spring, summer, or fall) in order to test their career choices while gaining valuable experience. This enables you to discover your career choices while gaining valuable experience in a manufacturing environment. After which you will join teams that are assigned to special projects. We have internship opportunities available during spring, summer, and fall sessions. 


You can join us for an internship if you are a full-time student, pursuing at least a Bachelor’s degree, attend an accredited university or college in the United States, and meet the following requirements: 

  • Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

  • Have full-time status at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States

  • Pursuing a BS or Graduate Degree as indicated

  • Have completed three semesters towards that degree by the start of the work term


Able to complete 3 rotating terms for co-op positions


  • Have at least 1 remaining term in school after the completion of the co-op or internship

  • Transfer students must have a GPA from current university

  • Enrolled with the university co-op or career services office

  • Complete and pass a pre-placement substance abuse test before the work term

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident



Competitive salary


Paid holidays


Location available.

Our Domestic internship program is available at BMW Manufacturing, Plant Spartanburg in Spartanburg (SC).

Master your next career step with our Fastlane Scholarship Program.

If you want to proactively prepare yourself to take that next career step, you’ll need more than just an advanced qualification. That’s why our FastLane Masters program is geared to provide you with the in-depth practical work experience and the personal development opportunities you need to round out your studies – and perfectly position yourself to take that next step with us. As a successful candidate, you’ll also receive attractive financial support that will enable you to fully focus on your studies while you develop your skills, get to know our company culture first-hand and lay the foundations for the next all-important chapter in your career. 

Designed for a select group of Master’s candidates, FastLane Scholarship Program provides internship opportunities and financial assistance in conjunction with partner universities. By offering practical assignments and focused training, the BMW Group and participating institutions give these top-performing students the chance to establish a long-term relationship with the company beyond graduation.

CU-ICAR Fellowship.

Incoming graduate students are eligible to apply for the BMW Fellowships at Clemson. BMW Fellows receive $10,000 to cover tuition and educational expenses during their first year of the program.

University of South Carolina Darla Moore Endowment.

Incoming MBA students are eligible to apply for the BMW Fellowship directly with the Graduate Division Office at USC as part of their MBA application process. Applicants chosen as BMW Fellows receive financial assistance to assist with tuition and educational expenses during their first year of the program.

To learn more about the program, find out more on the schools homepage or contact the Graduate Office for further information.


  • Begin their M.S. program in Clemson University’s Department of Automotive Engineering

  • Students must apply for admission and be accepted to be considered for the fellowship

  • Have at least a 3.3 GPA from their undergraduate institution

  • Have unrestricted work eligibility in the U.S. (cannot require sponsorship)

  • Have relevant experience in manufacturing or automotive

  • Be willing to perform at least one three-month internship at BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC

  • Be willing to learn German and work internationally. Students are not promised an international assignment but they must be willing to go if asked

Location available.

Our FastLane Scholarship Program is available at BMW Manufacturing, Plant Spartanburg in Spartanburg (SC).

You can find all our current job openings for students in our:

Job Finder.


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