Marketing Communications Co-Op - Auburn Hills (2023) 1


Auburn Hills, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  51765

The objective of the Student Programs at Nexteer Automotive is to select students with high potential and provide them with "real world" work experiences. Work assignments expose students to many of the company’s products, processes and procedures. Assignments are designed to assimilate acquired classroom education with actual hands-on work experience in a technical environment. In addition, Nexteer Automotive gains the opportunity to find new talent to enhance productivity while providing students exposure to full-time career opportunities. For more about our student program and careers at Nexteer, visit


Nexteer’s Strategic Marketing, Communication and Branding Team manages all global external communications for the company, including advertising, media relations, digital and social communications, branding and creative development such as brochures, videos, animations and infographics. This intern/co-op position will assist the Global Marketing Communications Manager to develop and execute external communication programs to support Marketing’s short- and long-term goals and overall success of Nexteer.



  • Digital & Social Communications: Help manage the company’s website and global social media channels – including making updates as needed and creating social media posts and campaigns for Nexteer’s social channels
  • Media Relations: Assist with writing press releases and media advisories to promote Company activities and achievements
  • Project Management: Support the planning and execution of various marketing communication projects and processes by working with other internal departments and external vendors
  • Strategic Planning: Assist with development of communication plans for various initiatives (such as sustainability, recruiting, etc.) to build our brand with key external audiences
  • Graphic Design Support: Work with the team’s Brand Manager / Graphic Designer to leverage creative assets such as infographics, videos, animations, etc. across various communication channels such as website, social media, executive presentations and more


The ideal candidate would start in Spring 2024 (April/May) and then be a full-time intern/co-op during the Summer of 2024 (working up to 40 hours per week) and then transition to a part-time co-op during the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters (working a minimum of 20 hours per week based on the student’s class schedule). The job is located at Nexteer’s World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan or North America Division Headquarters in Saginaw, Michigan.



  • Must be a full-time student at a 4-year university local to Auburn Hills
  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or a related field
  • Must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Candidate must be able to work 20-32 hours during Fall and Winter semesters
    • Up to 40 in the summer
  • Candidate must be a full-time student (12 or more credits) during Fall and Winter semesters
  • Must be able to work in the US without current or future sponsorship
  • Strong computer skillset – proven experience with Microsoft Office & PowerPoint; One Drive & Teams is preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills for various business settings
  • Experience with managing company social media channels and websites is a plus
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and video editing is a plus
  • Ability to work independently (including virtually if needed), as well as collaboratively across regions, cultures, business functions and organizational levels
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks – proactively prioritizing activities to achieve results and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to think critically, creatively and consistently
  • Highly-motivated, flexible and willing to learn new technologies and applications



As an automotive supplier, Nexteer is accelerating mobility to be safe, green and exciting through our industry-leading steering, driveline and software solutions. You’ve likely experienced our steering or driveline products in a car, SUV or truck you’ve driven because we sell our systems to 60+ OEMs around the world – including GM, Ford, Stellantis, VW and BMW.


We are committed to relentless innovation at all our locations around the world. We began in Michigan 110+ years ago and have since expanded to 40+ facilities globally. Our world headquarters is in Auburn Hills, MI, and Saginaw, MI is home to our US Technical Center and six manufacturing plants. We are committed to Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility and are very active in giving back to our local communities. For more about Nexteer, visit


Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women


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Nexteer is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employees to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States.


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