Volkswagon Group of America Internship Program

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5.0 of 5 stars

Fun, Challenging, and Rewarding Internship with an Exciting Company in the Automotive Industry
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

When I was an intern with Volkswagen I looked forward to my internship every day. The people at Volkswagen were wonderful - not only on the personal level but on the development support level as well. I was challenged with different projects and involved in every aspect of business. I was able to create reports/presentations that were actually used by my managers and saw this first hand in presentations with upper management or other stake holders such as the dealer council. I felt like my team members were genuinely interested in helping me to learn, get hands-on experience, and network within the company. When I applied to a full-time position, I was encouraged and supported by my managers. I learned a great deal while interning at VW and have applied that learning in my current role. I held three internships during my college career and this was by far the best and most rewarding. I still smile when thinking back on the whole experience.


Downers

I cannot honestly say that there is anything about the internship that I did not like. I met some of the most interesting and intelligent people I know, learned a great deal about the automotive industry, and had a lot of fun while working - it was a great experience!


Advice to Potential Interns

Volkswagen Group of America - including all brands - is a wonderful place to be employed. The people that work here are amazing and helpful. They are genuinely interested in your success and what is best for the brand/company. Not only is it enjoyable working here, the product that you are working with is nothing short of amazing -- if you're a car person, this is definitely the place to be!


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5.0 of 5 stars

Work with cutting edge technology.
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Sense of accomplishment, Pay, Prestige


Downers

Long project timeline


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Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

The internship was a fantastic opportunity to learn and grow my skills with an international company.
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I loved driving the pre-production vehicles.
I also enjoyed updating the vehicles software levels. It was amazing to me that plugging your computer into the car could allow you to alter so many of the cars basic functions through coding and software.
Lastly the exposure within the company during the internship was great. I was able to meet many people throughout my six months which in turn sparked the relationships from which I was offered a full time position.


Downers

There are very few things I can remember that were handled poorly.
One aspect I would like to have seen was for interns to be able to lease a company vehicle.


Advice to Potential Interns

From my personal experience I love working at VW. VW offers very competetive salaries, the hours are fair, and I think if you work hard there are great opportunities for promotion.


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4.9 of 5 stars

I love my internship, this is my dream job
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Getting to do what I have always wanted (work with cars)
Great team to work with
Excellent Pay
Interesting work
Rigorous Work


Downers

It being in Virginia, I would rather be on the West Coast


Advice to Potential Interns

Be extremely knowledgeable about cars and the industry


Advice to Management

Nothing, everything has been excellent


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Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Interact, learn, and get hands on real world experience from Volkswagen Group of America Internship Program
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Great flexible hours to work around my academic schedule and get necessary experience related to the field of study.


Downers

Difficult to find parking after certain hours which results in loss of productivity


Advice to Potential Interns

Working with Volkswagen Group of America, I have learned a lot in just a short amount of time and continuing to do so. Knowledge and experience that I have gained is very helpful in the real world.


Advice to Management

As the amount of people in which the building occupies increase, buildings capacity of parking decreases. Resulting in needing to increasing parking space or building a parking structure.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Work Hard, Play Harder!
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The best aspect would have to be the input i put into specific projects and seeing the results of that input. It is very rewarding. Working with the cars is a blast. I have no complaints with that. Also, just seeing in general how to company functions was rewarding to witness.


Downers

there is definitely a steep learning curve. I got thrown into the fray and had to pick up certain programs and terminology quickly. I'm still learning everyday and i know that this is all part of the process.


Advice to Potential Interns

When you come into the position, it will definitely be overwhelming at first. But a few days into it, it will start becoming second nature.


Advice to Management

Everything is well done, everyone is very helpful, and plentiful work hours. No complaints.


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Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

It was a great oppurtunity to see what a job with Volkswagen Group of America might be like when I graduated the following year.
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Being able to experience what a job would actually be like after graduating, it's great to be able to experience the job before being hired to judge how well you will fit in with the company and posistion.


Downers

Sometimes everyone else was so busy it was difficult to come across new task.


Advice to Potential Interns

Volkswagen Group of America is a great company to work for and will you give you a chance to experience what it is like to work for an automaker and what actual goes on.


Advice to Management

All companies can do the above listed items to make their company a better place to work, but Volkswagen Group of America actually works on doing this things at a different level. We have different groups and oppurtunites for employees to make the workplace better for them everyday.


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4.9 of 5 stars

I've had a great experience and I have learned many new things throughout the process of my internship
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Having a steady job as an intern, and receiving decent money


Downers

There is nothing that i dislike about my internship


Advice to Potential Interns

It's a great place to start an internship at. The people are very friendly. I enjoy my job very much.


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4.8 of 5 stars

6 month full of excitement and new experinces at Audi of America
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

workday experience, intercultural environment


Downers

I can't think about something I don't like.


Advice to Potential Interns

excellent work environment, comfortable work atmosphere, good work equipment, fast integration into the team


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Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

International automotive experience
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

practical experience, networking


Downers

only 40 hours weekly working schedule


Advice to Potential Interns

practical experience, diverse internships done in advance


Advice to Management

more hours to work, internship networking could be improved (only little things can improved in this case any more, it is already on a very high level)


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