Process Engineering Co-Op
Assist in the implementation of new products and processes into manufacturing.
Core Technical Engineering Co-Op
Learn core engineering skills and make a positive contribution in physical testing, computer simulation technical manufacturing, and/or product development areas as part of Shape’s formal engineering training program.
Electrical Engineering Co-Op
Support the manufacturing groups through machine design and process improvement activities relating to electrical components and processes.
Test Engineering Co-Op
The test lab co-op position offers tremendous growth in the development of engineering knowledge with emphasis on energy management and materials testing.
Manufacturing Engineering Co-Op
Supporting and improving the design and efficiency of equipment, processes, and systems through the use of sound engineering practices which includes the implementation of Lean Manufacturing Practices.
Welding Engineering Co-Op
Develop welding / cutting techniques, procedures, and application of welding equipment to problems involving fabrication of metals, utilizing knowledge of manufacturing specifications.
Plastics Engineering Co-Op
Aids in the development of process improvements within the plastics side of Shape’s business.
Engineering students – bring fresh insight to one of our dynamic engineering teams and be exposed to the innovative spirit Shape was founded upon. Showcase your creativity and problem-solving skills among one of our many areas, including manufacturing engineering, welding engineering, electrical engineering, quality engineering, product development, process engineering, testing and more.
be INVENTIVE and creative as you design products and analyze CAE data. In this discipline, you’ll have the opportunity to work with Shape designers and directly with customers.
be INVESTIGATIVE as you work within Hyperworks, LS DYNA and more to predict the performance of our products and materials. See your work come to life in our physical testing lab.
be DESTRUCTIVE as you put our products and materials to work in our test lab. From low speed crash to pedestrian impact, you can gain experience in virtual and physical testing.
be COLLABORATIVE when working with team members to optimize our core processes. Gain hands-on manufacturing experience as you conduct DOE, apply your ideas and develop new best practices.
be DYNAMIC as you explore the challenging world of electrical engineering. Engage in problem solving and process improvements as you work across multiple areas within the company.
Bring a fresh perspective to the ever-changing nature of global business by interning with one of our functional teams. Discover the collaboration and unique skill sets that are needed to make a global business excel and grow while building cross-functional relationships and your skills. Find your opportunity within human resources, finance, marketing and communications, IT and more.
be ANALYTICAL as you dive into the numerical world of finance. Shape’s internships within the finance team provide experience in the multiple functions of running a global organization.
be ACTIVE as you jump into corporate wellness. From supporting team members at our on-site fitness facility to aiding in program development, Shape’s wellness internships provide a well-rounded experience.
be INVOLVED in the people side of Shape. With a human resources internship, you can explore the multi-facets of human resources, including organizational development, general team member support, development and more.
be TECHNICAL with the data, systems and technology that keep Shape running. Explore the varying forms of IT support needed across Shape’s global functions.
be ORGANIZED as you navigate the behind-the-scenes work in getting the materials needed to make products or getting products to our customers on time. Internships within one of our purchasing or logistics teams will provide dynamic and valuable experience.
be COMPELLING as you tell Shape’s brand story internally and externally. Internships within communications and marketing at Shape provide insight into the value of strong global communications to a variety of audiences, inside and outside the organization.
*PLEASE NOTE: Availability of functional internships varies depending on the needs of the business. If you do not see a current opening within one of the areas listed above, please contact us and we will follow up when an opportunity arises.
Your interests and passions may drive your college and career paths; however, we know that you can’t have all work with no play. During your co-op or internship experience with Shape, we encourage you to be yourself in sharing your ideas and knowledge and we want you to have fun too. Take a break by utilizing our on-site gym, the Fitness Factory, on your lunch break or head down to Grand Haven’s award-winning beaches to catch a spectacular sunset. Networking opportunities, development opportunities and events keep you connected to the Shape Family culture while you continue to grow in your early career.
be ENERGIZED after you hit Shape’s on-site gym, the Fitness Factory. During your co-op or internship experience with Shape, you can take advantage of the equipment, group exercise classes, programming and events before, during a break or after your work day.
be CONNECTED to Shape team members and local interns through a variety of events and by simply engaging with fellow team members. From summer events with the local chamber to casual gatherings after work, you will quickly realize the meaning behind the Shape Family.
be EMPOWERED to make a difference in the community. Throughout your time with Shape you’ll have the opportunity to participate in community events with your team members and fellow students.
be RELAXED as you take advantage of the beauty and adventure West Michigan offers. From pristine beaches and sunsets in the summer to the fresh sparkling snow in the winter. The variety of seasons create outdoor bliss that allows you to enjoy your time outside of the office.
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The concept that struck me the most during my time here was the Shape Family. In essence, it’s the simple idea that we should treat each other not like strangers, but like a family working toward a common goal. – Romer G.
Shape has brought me a wide range of applicable knowledge and skill sets through the rotating co-op program. I have been able to bring knowledge from each department to the next, helping me become a more well-rounded engineer. – Chelsea E.
During my co-op I felt like I was a part of the Shape Family, where I made a lasting impact that will help the company. – Chad K.