2024 Sustainability & ESG Internship


Auburn Hills, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  51984

Sustainability & ESG Intern (AH Onsite, Summer 2024) Nexteer Automotive

The Sustainability & ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) intern (“Intern”) reports to the Executive Director of Sustainability & ESG, assisting global sustainability framework and initiatives at Nexteer. Scope of this position is cross-functional, encompassing multi-disciplinary fields, such as sustainability (environmental and social topics), supply chain, information system and data analytics. The Intern will assist liaison between relevant corporate functions, divisions, and external collaboration partners to support efficiency and effectiveness improvements. Key responsibilities include:


  • Support cross-functional Sustainability Work Group (SWG) initiatives, by collaborating with relevant processes from scope setting, benchmarking, and analyses, assisting management of sustainability-related risks and controls, validation for continual improvement of ESG information to support informed decisions
  • Assist ESG benchmarking and data analytics projects, gather unstructured data for consolidated tracker of sustainability performance, such as energy efficiency, carbon emission, and sustainable procurement, collaborate with IT and business functions to develop visualization tools/ dashboards for business decision-makers
  • Capture key takeaways and knowledge transfer from internal and external subject matter experts (SMEs) to enable the organization capacity and competencies building
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to explore and develop projects
  • Conduct exploratory research on sustainability topics, gather stakeholder requirements, collect information to support identification of important trends and action plans to drive efficiency opportunities and to mitigate material ESG risks
  • Support cross-functional digitalization initiatives from sustainability & ESG perspective
  • Coordinate cross-functional efforts to support sustainability-related ratings
  • Support communications and presentations to deliver key findings and recommendations for senior leadership
  • Ad hoc assignments


Qualifications of a successful candidate for this position:


  • Candidate must be attending a 4-year university
  • Currently pursuing a master’s degree in sustainability, information systems and/or business analytics, business administration/finance, risk management, supply chain management or other related fields
  • Experience with data analytics and visualization
  • Ability to interpret and convert data analytics to easily understood business languages to stakeholders without technical background
  • Effective communication skills, positive attitudes, collaborator
  • Candidate must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Candidate must be able to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Sustainability & ESG disclosure frameworks and platforms (e.g., IFRS Sustainability (ISSB), TCFD, CDP, EcoVadis, EU CSRD, GRI, UNSDGs) strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of GHG protocol and relevant ISO standards
  • Knowledge of life cycle assessment and related databases and tools
  • Knowledge and experience of programming languages such as Python
  • Experience of leading data analytics projects and coordinating with business functions
  • Knowledge of automotive supply chain topics (e.g., Scope 3 emissions, sustainable procurement, labor practices, supply chain resilience and risk management)
  • Foreign language(s) beneficial but not required


This will be an onsite internship (in Auburn Hills, MI) that will continue into a virtual Fall Capstone Project that will continue through December 2024.


Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women


VEVRAA Federal Contractor


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