Littelfuse Intern, Design Engineer - Automotive in Mount Prospect, Illinois


Are you ready for a summer internship that will challenge you? Are you looking for an opportunity to apply what you have learned throughout the year? Look no further than Littelfuse internships, where you will work alongside our associates on projects that match your background and will provide you with the experience necessary to achieve your career goals!

We are excited to bring eager, talented students on board and provide them with an unparalleled internship experience:

  • Casual dress Fridays and business casual year-round.

  • Work in the Technology Center in Mount Prospect, Illinois. This 23,500 square-foot facility is home to our research and development teams and supports the complete innovation life cycle, from new ideas and concepts to product design, prototyping, testing and validation.

Reporting to the Global Design Engineering Manager, the Intern will work closely with Design Engineers and learn how Littelfuse products are developed from concept through production. The Intern will work on a summer-long research project in the Mt. Prospect Tech Center, regarding material properties and their impact on product performance. The Intern will also support Design Engineers with prototype builds and testing activities. They will gain hands-on experience with Littelfuse products and technologies, and test their teamwork and problem-solving skills on real-world issues. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in a Design Engineering career.


  • Fabricate prototype samples for internal and customer validation testing.

  • Setup and perform electrical testing of various automotive circuit protection products.

  • Analyze test results and compose detailed summary reports for engineers.

  • Assist engineers with new product development projects as necessary.

Founded in 1927, Littelfuse Inc. is the worldwide leader in circuit protection products and solutions with $1.1 billion in annual sales in 2016. The Littelfuse portfolio, backed by industry leading technical support, design, and manufacturing expertise, has made significant investments in R&D; and Distribution to ensure that we not only have the world’s broadest and deepest line of circuit protection solutions, but also the most advanced, recognized circuit protection brand in the world.

  • Student with a Junior or Senior standing in a 4-year Mechanical, Electrical, Materials Science, Industrial or General Engineering program, or Graduate Students in the same fields.

  • Strong experience with statistics, using Excel and/or Minitab.

  • General knowledge of mechanics of materials.

  • Experience with electrical lab equipment.

  • Experience working in teams to solve problems.

Requisition Number: 17-0048

Post Date: 4/20/2017

Title: Intern, Design Engineer - Automotive

City: Mount Prospect

State: IL