What to Expect
Disclaimer: This position is expected to start around August 2023 and continue through the entire Fall term (i.e. through December) or into Spring 2024 if available. We ask for a minimum of 12 weeks, full-time, for most internships. 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 Programs 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.
About the Team
Tesla Design conceives vehicle and other products that directly support the company's mission to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy. We care greatly about building products that stand the test of time, even as design and technology keep evolving. The product design team design and develops all products that carry the Tesla brand.
You will be involved with Energy products, charging products, accessories, environments, on-product graphics, etc. The scope of the work will range from hand sketches and renderings to hand-made prototypes.
What You'll Do
Provide creative and relevant conceptual thinking for a variety of projects
Advanced knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator
Advanced sketching/ visual communication skills
Hands-on foam sculpting/prototyping
Interfacing with Digital Modeling, engineering, retail development, and Marketing to provide design solutions to various challenges
From time to time graphic design challenges will surface; the ideal candidate will have an eye for graphics
What You'll Bring
Currently working towards a BS in Industrial Design
Humble, professional and positive (great can-do attitude)
Previous internship and/or project experience is a plus.