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Ford Motor Company Autonomous Vehicles Functional Safety Engineer Intern in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Autonomous Vehicles Functional Safety Engineer Intern

Job Description & Qualifications:

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle efforts as part of the AV Systems Engineering team under the “AV LLC”. As part of the feature team, you will help develop unique AV features not commonly found in traditional retail automotive products. Work in a dynamic & extremely challenging environment that includes many white space areas. Help Ford realize its AV vision as part of tomorrow’s transportation solutions.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Within Ford AV LLC Engineering, work may include but is not limited to:

  • Conduct and process the output of the development verification test plan to ensure that technical safety requirements were met and we are achieving our safety goal

  • Help create requirements and provide into our industry safety consortium activities, specifically developing best practices for AV safety assurance.

  • Follow best practices for developing robust processes

  • Document designs and implementation details

  • Effectively communicate through presentations and demonstrations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields

  • 6+ months of experience (internship or coursework also permitted) of computer coding in C++ and electrical engineering classwork

  • Ability to complete a 3+ month assignment

  • GPA 3.0 or higher

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in Autonomous Vehicle safety (development of operational safety requirements)

  • Interest in Systems Engineering

  • Interest in Simulation development

  • Proficiency in MS products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)Experience using MATLAB and CarSim a plus

  • Possess strong oral and written language skills

  • Involvement with Formula SAE or similar extracurricular activities, strong communication skills, ability to work within diverse teams

Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we’re Built Ford Tough. We’re one team striving to make people’s lives better while creating value, delivering excellence and ultimately going for the win.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

Auto req ID:



Autonomous Vehicles

Skill Team:

Autonomous Vehicles (AV)


Autonomous Vehicles






Ford Motor Company