Garmin announces applications are now being accepted for their Software Engineering and Design Engineering Internship Programs

November 1 through November 16, 2018


Great ideas sometimes come from singular inspiration, but more often they’re a result of collaborative effort. Inside Garmin, we like to foster an environment of participation and engagement, and our high school interns are no exception! 

As a design engineering or software engineering high school intern, you will gain real world experience working alongside our engineering team on Garmin products. 

Garmin High School Interns will also be provided with opportunities for personal growth and development, as well as exploring and learning more about Garmin, our products, our people, and our culture.


More About the Garmin High School Internship Program

  • All Garmin interns are assigned a hiring manager and mentor throughout the duration of the program.
  • Interns will work 2.5 hours a day, 4 days a week.  Students will work between the hours of 8:00am - 10:30am or 1:00pm - 3:30pm
  • High school interns are unpaid
  • Students receive SMSD high school elective credit for their internship
  • Transportation is not provided.


Qualifications | Who May Apply

  • Current high school student who is a raising Junior or Senior
  • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)
  • 95% or higher attendance rate in high school. must be maintained by while in the Garmin high school internships program
  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Apply no later than Friday, Nov 16, 2018 to be considered for the 2019 Spring Semester

  • Semester Internships are education focused and unpaid. 
  • Applications for Software Engineers and Design (Electrical) Engineers will be accepted via or click the appropriate button above.
  • Applications must be accompanied by your resume and attendance record.
  • Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.  

Garmin interns will be located at Garmin Headquarters in Olathe, Ks

Design Engineering High School Interns must posses previous or current exposure to hardware.

You will learn:

  • to test circuits designed by other engineers and documentt the test results
  • partner with more experienced Design Engineers to effectively complete design projects
  • to communicate status of work clearly providing visibility to supervisor or mentor
  • to apply design standards and procedures to implement basic designs

Software Engineering High School Interns must posses previous or current exposure to a programming language such as C, C++, C# or Java relevant to Garmin's business needs.

You will learn:

  • to develop software in C, C++, Assembly language, or other selected languages for GARMIN communication and navigation products in accordance with Garmin's software development methodology with guidance
  • to test software using debuggers, emulators, simulators, and logic analyzers
  • to perform software releases and software quality assurance activities
  • to perform maintenance activities for products already in production in addition to new product software design