Become a part of a leading global provider of technology by seeing what Altair has to offer. Sharpen your skill set and prepare for the future by applying for an opportunity to work with a leading-edge engineering team in our engineering internship program.

Who is Altair?

Innovate. Create. Design. With an inventive team environment and unique corporate culture, Altair stresses the importance of ‘Empowering Innovation through People and Technology.’ Collectively, the team produces software and advances technology which brings products like HyperWorks and PBS Works to market. In addition, Altair’s tools are used for design projects awarded to Altair's product development division, Altair ProductDesign. As a result, Altair enables customers to improve their processes and efficiency by providing first rate products, expertise, and support.

Who We Hire

Altair is looking for engineering undergraduate and master’s level students with concentrations in mechanical, civil, and aerospace engineering who are motivated to learn and gain professional experience through the program.

How the Program Works

Step 1: A minimum of four students will be chosen to complete a paid summer internship within the HyperWorks Support Organization. Here students will learn the foundation of the computer aided engineering (CAE) industry by working with customers in various industries, project management teams, the HyperWorks sales force, as well as many other organizational functions within the company. During their time in support, students will not only be able to learn the fundamentals of HyperWorks, but will ask be able to be part of the actual support team. They will participate directly by interacting with customers through functions such as site visits to customer locations, delivering presentations, and teaching training classes. Students should expect projects throughout their internship that will challenge them to use their skills for problem solving and applying the knowledge they learn along the

Step 2: The following summer students will return to Altair for the opportunity to continue working within the HyperWorks organization, with the possibility of taking on some product design projects from Altair ProductDesign. During this time students will develop a deeper understanding of the company and industry.

Step 3: Candidates who complete the program will be evaluated to potentially continue their internship in upcoming semesters or be considered for fulltime employment either at Altair or placed on-site with an industry leading company through our internal recruiting team.

Where You’ll Work

The internship position will be held in Troy Michigan at the Altair World headquarters located at 1820 E. Big Beaver Rd. Troy MI 48083.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2014 Internship Program are now being accepted until January 17, 2014. Final selection of the interns will be announced on March 21, 2014. Please apply here.

For any questions regarding the program please email

Quote from Former Intern

“Interning at Altair really helped me define my goals more clearly and prepare for a successful career in the field of engineering. While at Altair, I felt like a regular employee because I worked on real projects with experienced engineers. I was able to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and not only grow professionally but also personally.”
Pavel, Brigham Young University

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