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Tesla USA

  • > 100,000 employees

Electrical Engineering Fall Internship

Tesla offers interns an immersive experience by involving them in high-impact projects crucial to their team's success.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Internship, Clerkship or Placement
USD 20 - 50 per hour
Start Date
1 Aug 2023 - 20 Jun 2024

Application dates

Applications Close
21 July 2023 (Prosple Estimated Closed Date)

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Hiring criteria

Entry Pathway

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Working rights

United States

  • Citizen
  • Permanent resident
  • Full working rights
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About Tesla

Tesla, Inc. is an American multinational automotive and clean energy company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Tesla designs and manufactures electric vehicles, battery energy storage from home to grid scale, solar panels and roof tiles, and related products and services.

Your role

  • Collaborating – Participate in cross-functional discussions with mechanical, electrical, program management, and firmware engineers as well as fabricators and designers
  • Schematic design – use EDA tools to define the electrical components and their connectivity
  • Harness design – work on capturing the schematic and support team of technicians during the building of harnesses
  • PCB Layout – supervise the generation of board design files through all design phases
  • Validation – generate test plans with key milestones that focus on de-risking product and/or feature deployment and align with the program timelines
  • Prototyping – support early-stage new vehicle programs, by designing and integrating novel electromechanical systems
  • Characterization – ensure the hardware meets required design criteria across a host of environments and regulations while collaborating with the reliability, test, and homologation teams
  • Debugging – Use various debugging tools to do board-level as well as full system-level debugging, calibration, and tuning
  • Support – assist in detailed harness design, with schematics containing various endpoints, controllers, and other electronic devices

Training & development

Tesla is known for having a strong culture of learning and development, with a focus on empowering employees to innovate and grow. Some examples of training and development initiatives that Tesla has been involved in include Apprenticeship programs, Leadership Development, Technical Training, and Employee development. Tesla is committed to providing its employees with the training and development they need to succeed and thrive in their roles.

Compensation & Benefits

The salary for this role is $20.00 - $50.00 per hour. Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. 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)
  • 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.

Career Progression

Career progression at Tesla is often driven by individual performance, initiative, and a willingness to take on new challenges. The company values employees who are passionate about their work, demonstrate a strong work ethic, and are committed to driving Tesla's mission forward. 

Work-life balance

Telsa replaced corporate hierarchy and bureaucratic conventions with open communication and a collaborative working environment. By promoting a safe, innovative, and inclusive culture, anyone with the talent, energy and focus to solve hard problems has a seat at the table.

Company Culture

Tesla’s organizational culture empowers its workforce to search for ideal solutions that make the business stand out in the automotive industry and energy generation and storage industries. The company encourages employees to innovate to support the continuous improvement of the business. Through the organizational culture, Tesla Inc.’s management optimizes employees to achieve creative and innovative behaviors. 

About you

  • Pursuing a B.S. or M.S. degree or equivalent in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or Mechatronic Engineering
  • Experience with schematic design, component selection, and PCBAs
  • Experience with system design and integration
  • Exceptional organization and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Experience using test and measurement equipment like oscilloscopes, signal generators, arbitrary waveform generators, etc.
  • Experience with PCBA assembly, soldering, debugging, reflow, etc.
  • Must be detail-oriented with an ability to think through problems on large complex assemblies
  • Passion for building products

How to Apply

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Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry Pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Bachelor or higher
Study Field
Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Working rights

The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.

CitizenPermanent residentFull working rightsLimited working rightsNo working rights
United States

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