Students help fuel advanced-vehicle R&D for top companies in new VTTI internship program

November 28th, 2018

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute supports close to 300 undergraduate and graduate students annually. InternHUB adds even more opportunities for students to gain first-hand knowledge into the field of transportation research.

Virginia Tech students now have the rare opportunity to work directly with leading employers on accelerating driverless vehicle safety thanks to InternHUB, a unique paid internship program at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI).

“InternHUB is a fast-paced, exciting opportunity for students who are interested in working at the forefront of transportation technology and in positioning themselves for future long-term employment opportunities in the industry,” said Zachary Doerzaph, director of the Center for Advanced Automotive Research at VTTI and leader of InternHUB. Doerzaph is also an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics at Virginia Tech.

Through InternHUB, Virginia Tech undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to be hired as paid interns by major automotive companies to help develop next-generation transportation technologies alongside VTTI faculty. The goal is to facilitate practical skill development for interns and workforce-ready talent for employers, as well as to encourage continuous, meaningful relationships between interns and their sponsoring companies.

Unlike traditional programs, InternHUB internships may last up to three academic years, providing ample time for students to foster employable skills and make an immediate impact on vehicle development while they complete their education. 

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