About Garmin's Internship Program

Garmin is a worldwide provider of navigation products. We are committed to making superior products for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and sports that are an essential part of our customers' lives. Our "vertical integration" business model keeps these functions in-house, giving us more control over timelines, quality and service. Garmin has more than 9,200 associates in 35 offices worldwide.

Garmin's Internships offer a real life work experience that they will want to write home (or text) about! We have interns in many of our departments including Software/Hardware/Mechanical Engineering (the majority), IT, Operations, Marketing, Legal, etc. Most of our internships are located at our World Headquarters in Olathe, Kansas (Kansas City area) and last a minimum of 10 weeks in the summer. We also have a few offsite locations with interns as well (see our website) . Our Engineering Interns work side by side with full time engineers (including a personal mentor) assisting with development, testing, designing and/or developing software/hardware features that will be used in Garmin products. Our other interns work closely with experts in their field as well. Interns will walk away from the internship with real industry experience which will help them in their future career path (we hope it's with us). Outside of a challenging and rewarding work experience, our interns make lifelong friends with coworkers and other interns from across the country and get to know each other outside of work with various social events throughout the summer. We have a casual, friendly, work hard, play hard culture (no dress code). We not only pay our interns a competitive wage, we also provide them coordinated and paid housing! The interns show up and move right in! We evaluate every graduating intern for full time employment with the intent to make offers to those who are a fit (after all, our interns make the best full time employees)! We offer paid time off (unused time gets paid out at the end of the summer), paid holidays, free onsite gym and work out classes, discounted gym memberships elsewhere, discounts on Garmin products for friends and family (and of course, the intern), invitations to company events, paid entry fees for select races, testing new products before released, discounts at local and national companies, and many more. We have lunch and learns throughout the summer touching on various topics that are valuable to interns. At our headquarters, we also have social and community service committees that our interns can serve on where they plan fun activities to get to know each other and explore all the wonderful things Kansas City has to offer and also ways to give back to the community and other charities which fits Garmin's culture perfectly.

Garmin's Internship Program


  • Number of Interns: 101+
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Duration: 6 to 12 weeks
  • Degree Type: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


  • Detroit, MI
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Tempe, AZ
  • Tulsa, OK
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