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Internships & Co-op Experiences

Due to the ongoing situation caused by coronavirus and the resulting economic situation we do not award internship or working student contracts at some locations. You can find all open vacancies on our job board.

Practical education meets real world experiences at ZF

Be part of the team. Throughout your time with ZF you will be integrated into the daily work routine at the company. You will have multiple opportunities to assist team members, contribute your ideas and find answers to challenges that arise. Internships and US co-op opportunities are available worldwide with ZF and lay within a wide range of fields – from applications development to production and marketing. Students specializing in virtually every field can gather professional experience at ZF.General preconditions for internships and co-op opportunities:
  • Enrolled at a university or college of higher education
  • Exhibit academic success by maintaining proficient grades
  • Possess English language skills or language skills of the target country's language
  • Interested in work with an international focus
  • Creative and enthusiastic
  • Possess a strong commitment to your work
  • Place emphasis on strong communication skills and team spirit
  • Your required perios of internship > 3 months
  • Some countries have a specific age requirement
Requirements and program details vary throughout each location ZF has worldwide. Explore what we have to offer and apply for an internship or US co-op opportunity with the ZF Group.

What we offer:

Employees at ZF are very knowledged in their respective departments and usually lifelong learners in their field of study. Needless to say, continued education is important to us as a company but we also understand the value of gaining hands-on work experience.

Our internship program is the avenue created for just this situation. Internships are specialized in particular areas of career focuses and can be re-occurring depending upon school classification.


See what opportunities exist by clicking the link below for more information. If you find a position that suits you please apply according to the instructions in the advertisement. Unsolicited applications are not accepted.

Co-op Experiences

What we offer:

The co-op experience in the US will give you real-world work experience coupled with networking with other career professionals and students around the globe. Co-op students at ZF are part of the everyday company functioning that helps make the company what it is today. We offer our semester rotational co-op program at many locations through the U.S. Co-op responsibilities and initiatives vary from location to location, but our talent needs are very universal. We offer placements in a variety of fields and degree backgrounds:

  • Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, Software, Mechatronics, Automotive Manufacturing
  • Program Management
  • Purchasing
  • Human Resources
  • Sales / Marketing
  • Finance

At ZF, we encourage cross-disciplinary education and experience opportunities. Students have the opportunity to rotate through various assignments (when applicable) or specialize in a core function offered at ZF. It is our goal that through this experience you help us develop advanced technology that will address global demands in safety, fuel efficiency and autonomous driving.


To be part of the action at ZF, search our current opportunities!

further information

ZF trainee blog

An inside view of the ZF Global Trainee Program.


Are you ready to join us? You can find current vacancies in our Job Portal.

Internship Opportunities

Do you want to experience how it is to work at ZF? Find out which internship opportunities we are currently offering.