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.
READY TO DISCOVER MORE AT SHAPE?
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PURDUE UNIVERSITY – Industrial Roundtable Career Fair
Career fair hosted by the Purdue Engineering Student Council
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY – Engineering Co-Op/Intern Exchange
Connecting Shape’s co-op and internship opportunities to Michigan State University Students.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – SWE/TBP Career Fair
A collaborative engineering career fair hosted by the university’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Tau Beta Pi (TBP).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY – Engineering Expo 2017
Connecting Shape’s opportunities to engineering students at Western Michigan University.
MICHIGAN TECH – Fall Career Fair
Michigan Tech’s largest career fair over the year, welcoming more than 300 employers. Discover Shape’s co-op and career opportunities.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY – Fall Career Fair
Sharing our co-op and entry level career opportunities with the Lakers.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY – Career & Internship Fair
Connecting Ferris State Univerity students to the co-op and career opportunities within Shape.
TAU BETA PI – Career Fair
Showcasing the Engineering Honor Society’s students with the co-op and career opportunities Shape has to offer.
HOPE COLLEGE – STEM Fair
Bringing co-op and career opportunities to Hope students interested in jobs in science, technology, engineering and math.
CALVIN COLLEGE – Engineering and Computing Fair
Highlighting Shape’s co-op and career opportunities within Shape to the students of Calvin College.
Cleaning For Good
Hitting a Milestone
Celebrating Two Years Injury Free
Diversified Business Unit Goes for Gold
Shape Earns Honorable Nissan Award
Shape China: Coming Out on Top
Inspiring the Future Workforce
Sharing the SPS Journey
Higher than Ever Before
Global Leadership Development Program
Breaking Ground in Athens
Leadership is Everywhere
Living United: The Verplank Family
MIOSHA Takes Notice of Our Best Safety Practices
Sharing for Global Success
Unanimous Vote: Shape is the Most Innovative
Stampings Earns Distinctive Community Award
We are Thinkers, Believers and Doers
Connecting with the Next Workforce: FuturePrep’D
Technology, Tesla and More: MIBiz Roundtable
Comstock Facility Goes for Gold
Celebrating 4 Years Injury-Free, Tech Center
Shape Corp. Announces New President
Becoming a Strategic Partner with Toyota
Talking Talent at #MfgTalentSummit
SPE Innovation Award
Shape Wows Nissan at Tech Show
Shape Shocks Toyota at SPS Checkpoint
Shape Takes Steps Toward Innovation
Shape Achieves Veteran-Friendly Employer Status
Shape China Wins Training Award
Shape Explores SME PRIME Lab
Shape Wows at BAMA Bi-annual Conference
Shape China Earns Government Award
Grand Opening in Guangzou
Shape Named Best Manufacturing Employer
Czech Shape Named “Employer of the Year” Third Time
Shape Helps Build New Playground
Shape featured in Composites World Magazine
Shape Teams Up with Honda and St. Patricks
Shape Partners with SME’s PRIME Program
Meet the THINKERS Behind Shape’s Innovation
Shape China awarded GM Supplier Quality Award
Czech Shape Named “Employer of the Year” Third Time
The Summer 2017 Edition of Shape on the Roll is Here
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.