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Summer Internship 2024 - Engine Development Job



Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Requisition Summary


The PACCAR Summer Internship Program provides an opportunity to learn about PACCAR through a work assignment in the Global Engine team. Each intern will be integrated into division and department meetings, activities and events to ensure an understanding of PACCAR and our truck brands Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF. You will have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to our dynamic organization, while enhancing your resume.  At the end of your internship, you have the opportunity to present your accomplishments to your fellow interns and senior management. PACCAR interns have a great deal of visibility within our company. Don’t miss out on an exciting opportunity!


The Paccar Technical Center is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the development and validation of emerging technologies such as vehicle electrification and autonomous driving systems. The Paccar Technical Center is located in scenic Mt. Vernon, Washington north of Seattle and south of Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Job Functions / Responsibilities


The PACCAR Global Engine team is looking for a driven intern to support the investigation of improving instrumentation and related data acquisition systems that is used on internal Class 8 vehicles. Internships will include unique opportunities to:


  • Provide support to the Global Engine development team for activities conducted 
  • Provide support for setting up vehicles for data acquisition 
  • Investigate potential improvements for data acquisition systems and instrumentation used 
  • Identify and troubleshoot issues with instrumentation on vehicles 
  • Analyzing results of instrumentation and OEM sensors 
  • Assist with report generation of results from testing 
  • Assist with updating data acquisition and instrumentation documentation



  • Has a desire and passion to work in the automotive industry 
  • Preferred to have some knowledge of data acquisition and instrumentation 
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team 
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills  
  • Proficient in MS Office Applications 



Pursuing a Bachelors or Masters in Automotive, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering



Undergraduate Students: $25.00/hour
Graduate Students: $30.00/hour


As a U.S. PACCAR intern, you have a full range of benefit options including:

  • 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • Sick Leave
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more
  • Global Fortune 500 company with a wide array of growth, training, and development opportunities
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their field