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4 Reasons You Should Intern at Mazda Toyota Manufacturing

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in a manufacturing environment? Look no further!

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, a jointly owned-and-operated automotive production plant in Huntsville, AL, has internship opportunities available for college students. MTM, in partnership with the Alabama Productivity Center (APC), provides a hands-on learning experience for students studying engineering, human resources, logistics, operations management, accounting, finance, and more to prepare them for a career in manufacturing. If you’re a college student looking for a summer internship in the automotive industry, here are four reasons why you should choose MTM!

1. Learn manufacturing principles and best practices.

As an intern, you will gain exposure to the fast-paced automotive industry and learn key manufacturing principles, such as lean manufacturing and just-in-time production. Additionally, you learn how the Japanese heritage of our parent companies influences our culture of mendomi and how kaizen is crucial to our spirit of continuous improvement.

2. Gain real-world experience.

Each student is assigned a project at the start of the semester and works on the project throughout the duration of their internship with their mentor and manager. Interns at MTM work directly with their mentor to identify areas of improvement to meet safety, quality, and productivity goals for their department, giving them hands-on experience and exposure to working with different teams. At the end of the semester, interns participate in report-outs where they have the opportunity to present their work to our executive leadership team.

3. Seek professional development and mentorship opportunities.

Every intern is assigned a mentor and a manager. Interns are encouraged to work with their mentor throughout the year and seek opportunities to shadow, learn, and ask questions. Mentors check in with the students and provide support to help with their projects, report-out preparation, and career plans. MTM also provides training that focuses on critical thinking and problem-solving solutions to help interns develop their projects.

4. Leave a legacy at MTM.

Students who intern at MTM can implement new ideas, create change, solve problems, and leave behind a lasting legacy. Just last summer, our students’ impact on the company totaled over $5 million, including cost savings, created and retained sales, jobs, investments, and time reduction. Many students return for multiple semesters, with several students receiving full-time job offers after graduation!

Overall, MTM is invested in the next generation, and we want to provide meaningful opportunities for students to learn and grow, both personally and professionally.

Interested in applying? Visit Internship Application – APC ( and indicate “Mazda Toyota Manufacturing” for company preference. After applying, APC will review your resume and set up a phone screen to discuss opportunities available at Mazda Toyota Manufacturing.