Our U.S. internship program is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity to experience what it is like to work at a fast-paced, technology business. Internships at HARMAN take on many forms at our locations across the U.S.

The summer internship program in the U.S. provides 8 to 10 weeks of hands on practical work experience in areas such as Engineering, Finance, Marketing, Communications and Operations. Program highlights include networking events and connecting with members of our Executive Committee, including Dinesh Paliwal, President and CEO of HARMAN, and other members of senior leadership.

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New to the program this year, the interns are working on a cross-functional team project to determine what emerging technology trends HARMAN should focus on as we work toward future goals.  Each team is comprised of interns from multiple offices, enabling them to gain firsthand experience with virtual collaboration. With a few guidelines, interns are encouraged to use creative thinking and solve problems independently. The project will culminate in a “Shark Tank” style presentation that the groups of interns will give to a panel of HARMAN leaders who will serve as judges.

We caught up with some of our interns and asked them a few questions about their experience so far, why they wanted to intern at HARMAN and more. Here’s what they said.  


ryley brandt

Ryley Brandt, Novi, Connected Car Hardware
Oakland University, Major: Electrical Engineering
During my Freshman year, I met some HARMAN employees and spoke with them about Engineering and the growth in the audio industry. Talking with these passionate HARMAN employees inspired me to switch my major to Electrical Engineering. I am now going into my Senior year and am thrilled to be at the place that helped encourage me to become an Engineer.

aaron dalal

Aaron Dalal, Stamford, Corporate Affairs & Communications
University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, Major: Economics
I wanted a front row seat to the transportation revolution, and I wanted to see it from the perspective of a company that is making it happen now.

mariam safeh

Mariam Safeh, Novi, Lifestyle Audio
Oakland University, Major: International General Management
The innovative and inventive minds pushing HARMAN to be one of the best in the market for connected car and lifestyle audio is the reason I decided to join.


Eric Chen, Vernon Hills, Android HMI
Cornell University, Major: Computer Science
I was interested in the product they made inside the car. The Android UI system is cool, and I wanted to be a part of that.


jaycie raby

Jaycie Raby, Novi, Build and Pre-Integration
University of Michigan – Dearborn, Major: Computer Science
If I had to pick just one, it would have to be using a Python environment in Windows Visual Studios to call the Windows CMD to communicate with our networks servers and repositories. The possibilities that coding can create are endless.

scott sinischo

Scott Sinischo, Novi, Connected Car
University of Alabama, Major: Computer Science
Getting to know my boss, his boss, and making friends in other departments has allowed me to engage with several interesting projects. I also had known nothing about automotive electronics before working at HARMAN.

bryce merrill

Bryce Merrill, Northridge, Marketing, Luxury Audio
University of Southern California, Major: Law, History, and Culture
I had the privilege to take behind-the-scenes photos for a lifestyle photo-shoot for a product. I learned about the incredible attention to detail that it takes to create the attractive images used to market our products. It was amazing to learn from both a talented principle photographer, as well as my manager, who is an incredible photo-shoot director.

amr mohsin

Amr Mohsin, Novi, Automation Team
University of Michigan-Dearborn, Major: Software Engineering
How machine learning is being used to improve the quality of software testing


Nathaniel Austin, Novi, Lifestyle Audio Hardware
Oakland University, Major: Electrical Engineering
I love learning about how all the different components in the audio amps work. It is so cool to see a small signal become larger and then spread out to different areas of the board.

scott butts

Scott Butts, Novi, ECAFA Lab
Miami University, Major: Mechanical Engineering
How many hands touch a project throughout its development. Each product requires people from multiple areas to work in harmony from the initial planning all the way through post-production.

jonathan sarmiento-rojano

Jonathan Sarmiento-Rojano, Novi, FCA R1
Michigan State University, Major: Computer Engineering
Learning to use Android Studio to create apps


Elaina Bicego, Novi, HARMAN University
Oakland University, Major Human Resources Development
How to communicate effectively with others across the globe


shaldi islam

Shadli Islam, Shelton, Engineering/R&D
Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Major: Electrical Engineering
I want to walk away with new connections, a greater sense of professionalism and more confidence in my career direction.

francis dayco

Francis Dayco, Novi, Connected Car Marketing
Wayne State University, Major: Marketing
Immersion in different areas of the company and learning how these different fields work harmoniously together

abdulrahman tolba

Abdulrahman Tolba, Novi, Automation Team
Wayne State University, Major: Computer Science
I want to gain real world skills that will help me be part of a team, as well to get better at programming and understanding new technologies.

logan pickard

Logan Pickard, Novi, Logistics
Michigan State University, Major: Supply Chain Management
I want to gain a strong knowledge of the logistics industry and how HARMAN gets their products from raw materials into their customers’ hands.


kristen liburdi

Kristen Liburdi, Stamford, Lifestyle, HR
Pennsylvania State University, Major: Labor and Employment Relations
JBL Charge 3

ali kanpurwala

Ali Kanpurwala, Novi, Cost Analytics
University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, Major: Industrial and Operations Engineering
JBL Everest Elite 750NC


Harsh Desai, Novi, Software Automation Team
Oakland University, Major: Computer Science
JBL Boombox

jannath khan

Jannath Khan, Novi, Automation Testing
Wayne State University, Major: Computer Science
JBL Pulse 3