STIHL Inc. Intern - Machine & Automation in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Intern - Machine & Automation

Virginia Beach, VA

STIHL Inc. has an opening for a Machine & Automation Intern! This is a full-time 40 hour per week internship with the projected work hours to be 7am – 4pm, M – F.

NOTE: This internship focuses primarily on candidates who are relatively local to the Hampton Roads area as there are no relocation expenses, housing or transportation provided.

Internship Project Outline:

  • Help the Automation team with implementation of automated systems delivered to STIHL Inc.

  • Troubleshoot as needed

  • Observe the automation and collect data; as needed, analyze data to support decision-making

  • Root cause analysis as needed

  • Help Machine & Automation group with implementation of automated systems design and built in-house

  • Assist with assembling, wiring/plumbing

  • Develop 2D drawings for various components/assemblies

  • Troubleshoot as needed

Goals and Objectives:

  • Improve the performance of installed automations at STIHL Inc.

  • Develop strategies for ramping up automations

  • Understanding the scope and importance of root cause analysis

  • Learn how automations are designed and built


  • Current student working towards a degree in Engineering or other related field.

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required, higher preferred (on 4.0 scale).

  • Must be at least a sophomore in a degree program, junior or higher preferred.

  • Must be self-motivated, disciplined and able to work independently as well as part of a team.

  • Must have good oral and written communication skills.

  • Proficiency with MS Office programs is required.