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Corporate Business Co-op-Intellectual Property


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  40569

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, procedures, problems, resources, staff areas and people so that they become aware of the career opportunities at Nexteer Automotive. 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.



This is a business-related role on the Corporate Engineering staff focused on Intellectual Property (IP) case management. The position will report to the Intellectual Property Manager and will work in close partnership with the global engineering team to provide a professional atmosphere to capture and protect innovation at Nexteer Automotive.


General Job Duties:

  • Filing innovation records through the IP lifecycle (both hard copy and electronic)
  • Maintaining IP webpage to communicate relevant information to the global organization
  • Assist with IP inventor recognition program – Including determining eligibility, tracking awards, ordering plaques, coordinating events, etc.
  • Coordinate training opportunities related to IP
  • Assist with budget and purchase orders for outside services
  • Assist with form development, and process documentation and efficiency
  • Prepare agendas and documentation for Patent Review Board meetings
  • Participate in limited activities offsite and/or during non-traditional hours
  • Assist with special projects requested


  • Full time student pursuing a degree in Business or Business-Related Field, Engineering and Liberal Arts degrees will be considered with interest and aptitude of subject matter
  • Strong organizational skills, high attention to detail and professional
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with upmost integrity
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a fast paced, multi-cultural environment.
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Ability to work at least 20-32 hours a week
  • Must have the right to work in the US without current or future sponsorship


Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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.

Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities: If you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability please call 1-989-757-5000. Please provide your contact information and details about the posted position of interest. Only inquiries regarding assistance for those who need an accommodation with the online application process due to a disability will be returned.

Nearest Major Market: Saginaw