Opportunities for Students & Recent Grads

When you join Ford Motor Company, your journey begins. You become part of skilled and motivated teams making inspired products that create a better world. If that sounds extraordinary to you, you may have just reached the end of your career search. Check out our programs for students and recent graduates.

“It feels great to be contributing to so many parts of the Electrified Powertrain Engineering Group through the Ford College Grad rotational program. There are not many companies that treat you like Ford does.”

Programs for Students and Recent Graduates


Internship Program

The Ford Summer Internship Program provides students with hands-on, career-specific experience through full-time work during summer break (from early-May through the end of August). Students are engaged in networking and educationalactivities throughout their internship to gain exposure to senior level managementand to learn more about Ford, our values and career opportunities.

Most Summer Interns will have just completed their junior year of an undergraduate program or one academic year of a Master's program and areexpecting to graduate the following year. Generally, candidates are selected forhaving top academic standing, as well as exceptional leadership, communicationand self-motivation skills.

Ford College Graduate

Ford College Graduate Program

A great way to go further with Ford is to join the company through the Ford College Graduate (FCG) program – or, as it’s called in Finance, the Career Foundation Program (CFP). Most departments offer these programs, which provide recent college graduates a variety of rotational job assignments during their first few years with Ford Motor Company.

Through the rotational assignments, the programs’ objective is to strengthen the FCG's or CFP's business acumen and technical skills through rapid exposure to varied business activities.

Upon completion of the program, the FCG or CFP “graduates” and is placed within his or her home department to continue building a career at Ford.

Co-Op Program

Co-Op Program

Ford’s Cooperative Education Program (Co-Op) helps students transition into the high-performing, inclusive workforce required to meet the engineering needs of tomorrow. Co-Ops participating in this program get the hands-on experience needed for career growth and excellence in a variety of engineering disciplines.

Over multiple semesters, Co-Ops are assigned to various areas within the PD and Manufacturing organizations to help define their professional interests, while demonstrating technical ability and leadership skills. Upon graduating, participants who’ve demonstrated the requisite skills to contribute to the organization's success will be considered for available openings matching their background and interests.

Our Co-Op program is a three-way partnership with Ford, the student and the university. Eligible candidates must be actively pursuing BS or MS Engineering degrees at universities offering Co-Op programs.


Marketing Leadership

Marketing Leadership Program

Established in 1989, the Marketing Leadership Program (MLP) is designed to elevate the company's strategic focus on marketing. This program is a venue for participants to become leaders and influence the company through challenging assignments, supporting Ford’s mission to build great products, promote a stronger business and contribute to a better world.

MLP offers summer internship opportunities, as well as full-time employment. Previous internship assignments include Product Placement and Pricing Evaluation, Dealer e-Business Strategy, Export & Growth initiatives and Chief Marketing Office Strategy. Full-time positions offer rotational assignments in diverse areas with an impact on key marketing strategies.

IT Leadership

IT Leadership Program

The IT Leadership Program (ITLP) attracts, develops and promotes top talent from both within and outside of Ford IT, enhancing the candidate pipeline for IT leadership positions. The program consists of experienced IT talent with demonstrated outstanding results, competencies, education and leadership behaviors, as well as an interest in driving innovation throughout Ford.

Each ITLP participant is assigned an Executive Sponsor (IT Director level) and a Mentor (Senior Management level). A typical participant will rotate through three one-year rotations before completing the program.