Engineering Co-op Program



IFA ROTORION - North America’s engineering Co-Op/internship program is designed to provide opportunities to engineering students at Clemson University who demonstrate the same high level of ethics, values, creativity and performance we expect from our employees. At the state of the art drive shaft manufacturing facility, located in the Charleston area, students will gain invaluable, hands-on experience in the automotive industry.

During the engineering Co-Op/internship program, students will work on projects that have a measurable impact on our business and will be coached and mentored by IFA ROTORION leaders. Students will develop skills through structured training and coaching. Assignments are driven by real business objectives focusing on growth technologies. This could include exposure to Lean concepts and principles, 3D CAD, PLC and Automation PCs, Robotics, Process Development, Project Management, and Mechanical & Electrical troubleshooting.


To qualify:

      The candidate must be enrolled in an accredited university with intention to acquire a bachelor’s degree in an engineering function.

      Candidate must have at least a 2.45 grade point average, be enrolled full-time.

      Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

      Ability to work 3 month increments, 40 hours/week (if a Co-Op, you must alternate with another Co-Op student)

Position Criteria:

      Strong verbal and written communication skills

      Ability to work efficiently in a group

      Eagerness to learn

      Comfortable working with minimal supervision

      Takes an analytical approach to problems

      Strong problem-solving skills

      Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software especially Work and Excel

      Working knowledge of a CAD program

IFA and Nathusius — Where tradition meets future


IFA and Nathusius are two names with a long history in Saxony-Anhalt: some 250 years ago, the Nathusius family helped change and shape the region around Haldensleben by fostering its economic development and stimulating trade, by introducing the steam engine and expanding into the sugar, porcelain, ceramics and tobacco sectors. For more than 50 years, IFA has stood for automobility.

Tradition met the future in Haldensleben in 1992, when Heinrich von Nathusius privatized the former East German „VEB IFA- Gelenkwelle“ to become „IFA-Maschinenbau“. Long-standing experience in the sector, a good instinct for the right business decision, and excellent staff have moved the company into the fast lane and made it market leader for drive shafts in Europe.

Family-owned companies stand for responsibility and sustainability, for continuity and predictability. Flat hierarchies and a strong sense of personal responsibility form the basis for working together and achieving success.

Success has many fathers and mothers as well as proud offspring. That is why we need you and look forward to meeting you.