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Why John Deere

The Internship Program is for students enrolled in major fields of study that align with full-time employment opportunities at John Deere. Students may enter the program during undergraduate or graduate studies. The majority of our internship experiences are offered in the summer months, usually lasting 13 weeks.


Our Organization:


John Deere, a Fortune 500 company, is making use of the latest technological breakthroughs to produce exceptional equipment and provide first-class customer service. We're the world's leading manufacturer of agricultural and forestry equipment, a leading supplier of equipment used in lawn, grounds and turf care; and a major manufacturer of construction equipment. John Deere also manufactures and markets engines used in heavy equipment and provides worldwide financial services. John Deere operates under four core values: integrity, quality, commitment and innovation. We treat our people with respect and offer competitive compensation and outstanding benefits, such as medical and dental coverage, life insurance, 401(k) and tuition assistance

Now wouldn't you like to be a part of that?


What You’ll Do:


  • Produce and/or evaluate design solutions to improve cost, quality and performance.
  • Analyze assignments and determine engineering specifications.
  • Compile necessary information (engineering decisions and reports of pertinent design analyses data) to document the design solution required for building of prototypes and adoption of a design.
  • Learn and apply Company engineering policies and practices; learn Company products.


  • Execute test or analysis plan for product verification and validation.
  • Develop a detailed test plan with acceptance criteria, designing the fixtures, monitoring progress, inspection and documentation of test results
  • Meet commitments & consistently deliver quality data for product verification & validation (PV&V) assessment.
  • Provide technical support to system test organization.


  • Identify, communicate, and track test issues and facilitate root cause analysis
  • Conduct product reliability analysis and problem resolution tracking to evaluate product reliability performance throughout the Product Development Process and Product Validation & Verification (Test) cycle.
  • Work with numerical data, basic statistics, and reliability data analysis software
  • Work with engineering, quality, manufacturing, suppliers, and marketing personnel in a team environment to achieve reliable components and reliable products 

What It Takes

  • Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or Senior pursuing a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Ag Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related Engineering degree.
  • Minimum required cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Willing to travel and relocate to any John Deere location in the U.S.

Locations may include:

Moline, Illinois
Davenport, Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa
Dubuque, Iowa
Ottumwa, Iowa
Waterloo, Iowa
Raleigh, North Carolina
Augusta, Georgia
Coffeyville, Kansas
Horicon, Wisconsin
Kansas City, Missouri
Thibodaux, Louisiana

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. Interns receive competitive compensation and are eligible for many of the benefits offered to full-time employees.


Can you imagine the challenge of a lifetime and a rewards package that makes it all worthwhile?


The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.  John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.