Internship, Mechanical Engineer & Industrial Service, Energy Engineering (Fall 2024)

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What to Expect
Consider before submitting an application:
This position is expected to start around August 2024 and continue through the entire Fall term (i.e through December 2024) or into Spring 2025 if available. We ask for a minimum of 12 weeks, full-time (40 hours/week) and on-site, for most internships.
International Students: If your work authorization is through CPT, please consult your school before applying. You must be able to work 40 hours per week. Many students will be limited to part-time during the academic year.

The Internship Recruiting Team is driven by the passion to recognize and develop emerging talent. Our year-round program places the best students in positions where they will grow technically, professionally, and personally through their experience working closely with their Manager, Mentor, and team. We are dedicated to providing an experience that allows the intern to experience life at Tesla by including them in projects that are critical to their team’s success.
Multiple Locations Possible: Palo Alto, CA; Fremont, CA; Austin, TX
What You’ll Do
Energy | Mechanical Design Engineering
  • The Industrial Energy Enclosure Engineering team is a small group of hands-on mechanical engineers. Our charter is to design robust and reliable electronics enclosures to enable the successful deployment and operation of Tesla’s Utility scale storage and Supercharging products. We work in a space crowded with regulatory requirements where competitors and suppliers are often invested in the status quo. Our team’s job is to ignore the status quo, challenge rules where appropriate, and implement fundamentals only engineering to make the absolute best products possible. Seeking a candidate who has a demonstrated ability or ability with CAD design, FEA, prototyping; and experience with CATIA V5 or V6.

Energy | Supercharger, Mechanical Engineering

  • The Supercharger mechanical design team is a fun, diverse group of engineers, working to design world class charging hardware. We are responsible for major system architecture decisions, detailed design and simulation, and hardcore mechanical design of all elements of the Supercharger system. We are responsible for the success of the product from the early ideation phase all the way to mass production. The Supercharger engineering team is one of the few teams at the company that works on core Tesla tech, high power distribution, while also working on products that everyday people interact with. We are looking for mission driven, enthusiastic design engineers with a passion for hands on work. Seeking candidate who have experience with CATIA V5 or V6 and work knowledge of GD&T, finite element analysis, design for reliability concepts, and Matlab or Python.

Energy | Industrial Storage Hardware, Mechanical Design Engineering

  • The Industrial Storage Hardware Engineering team is a group of mechanical engineers dedicated to designing internal systems on all Tesla industrial energy storage products. Our focus is on developing large-scale energy storage technology that can be deployed to provide electrical grid stability and storage for renewable sources. We are responsible for battery design, high voltage distribution, safety systems, wire harnesses, internal mechanism design, and more. We are a small team with a wide scope that allows us to react quickly and make decisions that have a large impact on our products. We are looking for team members who are eager to learn, are motivated and able to take ownership of projects, and who ask the right questions to progress solutions to difficult problems. Seeking candidates with CAD experience, GD&T, Mechanical FEA modelling, vibration analysis background and a working knowledge of Matlab or Python.

Energy | Industrial Storage Service

  • The Tesla Energy Industrial Storage Service Engineering team is responsible for diagnosing and resolving product issues and escalations from Field Service teams to drive the best customer experience and fleet availability. In this internship you will identify and help resolve fleet-wide performance, operation, and maintenance challenges across the growing fleet of energy products by creating analytics that provide insights to drive action to maintain and improve the fleet. Seeking candidaets with experience using Python or equivalent for data analysis on very large databases, experience with developing, managing or maintaining equipment running Linux based applications, and knowledge of CAN Bus communication.
What You’ll Bring
  • Currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field
  • Strong Engineering fundamentals in statics, dynamics, heat transfer, fluids, materials science, and electronics
Compensation and Benefits

As a full-time Tesla Intern, you will be eligible for:
  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans. Both have an option with a $0 payroll contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Medical Plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company Paid Basic Life, AD&D, and short-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick time after 90 days of employment and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

Expected Compensation

$20.00 - $60.00 + benefits

Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.