Become a West Herr Intern

Summer and Fall internships available at locations in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.

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West Herr’s internship program offers a world of knowledge within a semester of experience.

Each intern enjoys competitive compensation, cross-company exposure, and unparalleled personal development with career readiness workshops and a dedicated West Herr mentor. Join the world-class team at New York State’s largest automotive group. We’re seeking interns across all fields to earn and learn with us – and potentially transition to a full-time job at the end.

Earn While You Learn

Who We’re Looking For:

Junior or senior undergraduate students
or recent graduates.

Eager and enthusiastic people who are
seeking real life work experiences.

The Specifics:

Our sales and service internships are open to students pursuing a degree in any field; business management or hospitality majors are preferred.

Accounting, marketing, information technology, and human resources intern applicants must be pursuing a degree in a related major or have the ability to demonstrate proficiency through ample coursework or work experience.

Our finance and insurance internship is exclusive to former sales interns.

Intern Commitment:

The Summer 2024 Internship

The Summer 2024 internship is a full-time work experience
(40 hours per week) beginning on June 3, 2024 for ten (10) weeks.

The Fall 2024 Internship

The Fall 2024 internship is a part-time work experience
(15-20 hours per week) beginning on September 16, 2024 for twelve (12) weeks.

Where You’ll Work:

The West Herr Internship Experience program offers limited opportunities across Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse in:

Information Technology
Human Resources
Finance and Insurance (must complete sales internship to be eligible)

Sales, service, finance, and insurance interns will be placed at one of our West Herr dealerships in Buffalo, Rochester, or Syracuse. Intern placements in accounting will be placed in either Buffalo (Summer and Fall 2024) or Rochester (Fall 2024). All marketing, information technology, and human resource departments will work in the Buffalo region.

The Perks:

  • Experience with New York State’s largest automotive group and connections to our 3,000 dedicated employees
  • Real-life work experiences that provide exposure to company operations and on-site learning opportunities
  • Competitive compensation AND opportunity for academic credit*
  • 1:1 guidance and direction from an experienced West Herr mentor
  • Career readiness workshops and career path exploration opportunities
  • Potential opportunity for rotational assignments and transition to a permanent position at West Herr

*Work visa sponsorships are not offered

Career Readiness Training:

As part of their paid experience, interns participate in a variety of workshops that focus upon enhancing core competencies to prepare for success in the workplace and their career management.
Proposed workshops may include:

Lunch & Learn with West Herr Leadership
(featuring Scott Bieler, President)

Finding Your Career Path:
Experience and Advice

Fostering Diversity and Belonging:
Building an Inclusive Workplace Culture

Business Etiquette and
Communication Techniques

Applications for summer and fall internships must be submitted by April 8th.
Questions? Contact us at [email protected] and we’re happy to help!

The summer internship provided a great opportunity to learn about this industry and be exposed to an organization that actively demonstrates its commitment to community. I am honored to now be a full-time member of Team West Herr.

Bikash Koirala ’23

St. John Fisher University

The mentors were incredibly patient and informative, and involved me directly in the sales process. My internship was a great experience that resulted in a permanent position with West Herr.

Sam Smyth ’23

Nazareth University

The hands-on experience in marketing was really fun and complemented what I learned in class. Recognizing my interest in other aspects of operations, West Herr promoted me to a second internship in another area during the fall semester.

Tim Daigler ’24

Canisius University

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Why West Herr

We strive to be the auto dealer of choice for our customers, the employer of choice for our employees, and a model of integrity and excellence for our industry and our community.

Our mission

We are dedicated to absolute excellence in customer service provided by honest, responsible, and respectful people. We support individual pride, company spirit, and community involvement. We provide a continuously improving and safe work environment that encourages creativity, innovation, clear career paths, and personal growth with sound financial performance.

Community Connection

Giving back to the community is both emphasized and exemplified at West Herr. Our company actively supports hundreds of organizations throughout the Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse communities, and more than 1,000 employees are involved in volunteering efforts that support community organizations.

Core Values

Awards and Recognition

West Herr Auto Group is the largest automotive dealer group in New York State, selling over 50,000 pre-owned and new vehicles annually.

The West Herr Auto Group is an eight-time recipient of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. This award is given for excellence in marketplace ethics and commitment to customer satisfaction and is rarely given to the same organization twice. West Herr is the only company in Upstate New York to have received this prestigious award every year that we were eligible since 1998.

The West Herr Auto Group has earned the distinction of being the Best Place to Work in WNY since 2005 by Business First in the category of companies with 501 or more employees. Business First asked the employees to identify the companies that are succeeding in retaining and recruiting good people and making them feel engaged in their work.