What to Expect
Disclaimer: This position is expected to start around August or September 2023 and continue through the entire Fall term (i.e. through December) or into Winter/Spring 2024 if available. We ask for a minimum of 12 weeks, full-time, in-person. Please consider before submitting an application.
International Students: If your work authorization is through CPT, please consult your school on your ability to work 40 hours per week before applying. Again, please do not apply until you know you can work 40 hours per week. Many students will be limited to part-time during the academic year.
Internship Program at Tesla
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.
Palo Alto, CA
Qualified applicants may be reviewed by one or more of the following teams:
Global Battery Manufacturing Engineering
Power Electronics & Energy Products Manufacturing Engineering
Drive Unit Manufacturing Engineering
Motor Manufacturing Engineering
What You'll Do
Tesla is seeking highly motivated post-secondary interns to develop and engineer new processes and high-volume automation equipment. You will work closely with Tesla's internal Product Design, Operations, Facilities, Production and Quality Engineering teams and coordinates cross-functional design activities with tool vendors to develop new Drive Unit, Power Electronics, or Global Battery manufacturing equipment. You will assume full ownership of the design and technical transfer of the line's tools to Tesla Operations, qualifying them for use with the highest standards of safety, quality, and output.
What You'll Bring
Proficient with computer-aided design (CAD) software such as CATIA or SOLIDWORKS.
Previous internship and/or related project experience.
Experience with semi-automated / automated manufacturing equipment.
Experience in a high-volume factory environment.
Experience with design of tooling, jigs, and fixtures.
Experience in Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA).
Understanding of statistical tools such as Process Capability (Cp, Cpk) and Gauge Repeatability and Reproducibility.
Experience with 3D modeling.
Experience with part and assembly 2D drawing.
Strong analytical/problem solving skills with demonstrated ability to learn concepts quickly.
Understanding of Geometric Design & Tolerance (GD&T).