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Who we are

Collaborative. Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe what life is like at Toyota. As one of the world’s most admired brands, Toyota is growing and leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. We’re looking for diverse, talented team members who want to Dream. Do. Grow. with us.

Toyota Racing Development (TRD) is looking for motivated, high performing students. TRD inspires the hearts and minds of racing fans by advancing automotive engineering and maximizing racetrack success. A TRD internship offers students the potential for valuable learning opportunities outside the classroom within a close, fast paced, goal-oriented environment.

As an intern at TRD, you will be considered an integral part of the team and will be provided with tasks that are both technically challenging and educationally stimulating. You will:
• Gain new experiences related to your major
• Apply classroom learning through hands-on applications
• Network with professionals in your field of interest
• Test drive a career and get a better grasp of your goals and interests
• Expand your technical skills

Students will be assigned to teams most related to their field of study and gain exposure to the many facets of motorsports, including:
• Aerodynamics
• Chassis engineering
• CNC programming
• Engine design and development
• Engine production
• Manufacturing
• Simulation

Positions may be located in: Costa Mesa, CA or Salisbury, NC

A successful candidate will:

Be actively enrolled in a Full Time, accredited bachelor’s or above degree program studying one of the following disciplines:
• Automotive Technology
• Computer Science
• Manufacturing Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• be a Junior or Senior with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher
• be able to work a 12-week summer internship
• have excellent written and verbal communication skills
• have working knowledge of computer application software
• be able to work independently with minimal supervision

TRD is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, ancestry, religion, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by law. TRD hires U.S. citizens, permanent residents, asylees, refugees, and temporary residents. Temporary residence status does not include individuals in non-immigrant status (H, B, L, or TN visas) or those with temporary work authorization, such as students in practical training status (F and J visas).

TRD provides reasonable accommodations consistent with its legal obligations. Any applicant who, because of a disability or religion, needs reasonable accommodation or other assistance at any point in the application process, or thereafter if hired, should contact the Human Resources Department by sending an email to

Your application is covered by the TRD Interactive Resolution Policy.

To applicants with a potential relocation:

This position is NOT eligible for TRD relocation benefits.

Belonging at Toyota

Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. Respect for all is our North Star. Toyota is proud to have 10+ different Business Partnering Groups across 100 different North American chapter locations that support team members’ efforts to dream, do and grow without questioning that they belong. As a company that has been one of DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity and a member of The Billion Dollar Roundtable supporting minority and woman-owned suppliers for over 10 years, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business.

Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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