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Company Information

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Yaskawa America, Inc. - Drives & Motion Division is a U.S. corporation, created to provide Automation Solutions and Support to our customers in North America, Central America, and South America. Yaskawa is the world's largest manufacturer of AC Inverter Drives, Servo and Motion Control, and Robotics Automation Systems. Products are marketed through direct sales, partners, representatives, dealers, and distributors. Yaskawa America, Inc. - Drives & Motion Division is a wholly-owned corporation of Yaskawa Electric Corporation of Japan. Since 1915, Yaskawa Electric has served the world's needs for products to improve global productivity through Automation. This website is designed to support Yaskawa customers in the Americas.

Student Programs


Yaskawa America, Inc. - Drives & Motion Division proudly offers undergraduate engineering students the opportunity to take advantage of our internship and co-op programs. The primary and underlying focus of the program is to give you a real-life look at what engineers do in the world of automation. It also allows you to view many different engineering practices along the way as well. We encourage you to put your education into action and get hands-on training by working on everyday engineering projects. Our overall goal is to provide you with various real and interesting projects to work on, as nothing beats true field experience.

Too many times, interns and co-ops at large companies are delegated to work on menial or repetitive projects rather than having their skills tested on complex and thought-process concepts. However, this is not the case at Yaskawa, as we go the extra mile to ensure the experience is positive and lasting. We concentrate on having you work on projects that will impact your future endeavors. An internship or co-op assignment should look good on a resume and provide you with a solid foundation of overall engineering knowledge and confidence.

Learn more about our opportunities and start your journey with Yaskawa!

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Co-op Program
The co-op program at Yaskawa is for undergraduate engineering students interested in working a semester-long work term. Yaskawa strives to work out a schedule that comfortably fits your academic schedule. The program allows you to work within a wide variety of changing fields:

  • Servos
  • Inverters
  • Machine Controllers

Yaskawa's co-op engineering experience is second to none, as it is both broad and in-depth, providing the best all-around opportunities.

Intern Program
The internship program is equally effective and informative but has a shorter work term. Internship schedules run from late May through mid-August to accommodate your summer break. This allows you to work within one of the engineering departments for a limited time during the summer.

One of the biggest benefits of doing internships and co-ops at Yaskawa is that many students have gone on to be hired as full-time employees. We aim to continue hiring even more interns and co-ops in the future.

Recruiting Process
Yaskawa attends student career fairs at various universities as part of recruiting. Local students who can’t attend these and students from different schools are also invited to apply.

Student Career Fairs

Contact your career center for more information, or visit https://www.yaskawa.com/collegerecruiting!


Students are encouraged to stop by Yaskawa's booth at the fairs to:

  • View working demos of Yaskawa products
  • Receive information about the internships/co-ops offered
  • Talk with and ask technical questions one-on-one with an engineer
  • Introduce yourself while dropping off a resume

Although actual interviews are not conducted at the fairs, we return later to conduct on-campus interviews at the school's career center. We ask you to contact your school's career centers so that you know these interview dates and can register for the process.

Review our current positions and send your application!


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