Electrical Test Engineering Internship (Fall 2023)
Fremont, CA 
Posted 12 days ago
Job/Internship Description
Electrical Test Engineering Internship (Fall 2023)
Job CategoryEngineering & Information Technology
LocationFremont, California
Req. ID171862
Job TypeIntern/Apprentice

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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.


  • Fremont, CA
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Other locations around the San Francisco Bay area

About the Team

We are a diverse, enthusiastic, and growing team of multi-disciplined engineers that further Tesla's mission of accelerating the world's transition to sustainable energy by demonstrating the functionality, performance, and durability of new hardware designs. As a test engineering intern, you will learn how to leverage hardware, firmware, and software solutions to validate Tesla products to rigorous internal and industry standards. We are interested in diverse candidates with all levels of experience, but we will prioritize curious and driven engineers with strong problem solving, communication, and collaboration skills.

What to Expect

  • Qualified applicants may be reviewed by one or more of the following teams:
  • Low Voltage Component Validation
  • High Voltage Component Validation
  • Drive Inverter Test Engineering
  • Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) Test Engineering
  • Capability Development
  • Design for Reliability
  • Firmware Testing
  • Instrumentation and Imaging
  • Power Electronics Manufacturing Test Engineering
What You'll Do
  • Design and build custom test equipment such as test PCBAs, harnesses, and overall system design to make validation efficient, modular, and repeatable.
  • Manage projects from initial concept through design, assembly, and final commissioning.
  • Write and maintain test software to automate test execution, data collection and analysis.
  • Develop and maintain validation schedules to coordinate test resources and communicate status to program managers
What You'll Bring
  • Currently working towards a BS, MS, or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Computer Science, or other relevant degrees.
  • Proven technical experience through extracurricular activities, academic projects, passion projects, or equivalent experiences.
  • Excellent grasp of engineering fundamentals with experience using power supplies, multimeters, oscilloscopes, probing PCBAs, and reading schematics.
  • Eagerness to collaborate cross-functionally with other engineering teams while able to work independently to drive large projects forward and overcome blockers; detail-oriented and execution focused.
  • Genuine curiosity to figure out why something doesn't work; troubleshooting the root-cause of an issue comes second nature to you.
  • Love to be hands-on, understand how to interact with a system and automate repeatable tasks. You thrive on efficiency and hate to see someone waste time on something a script, fixture, or robotic system could do automatically.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Coding experience, preferably Python, for test automation and data post-processing.
  • Design experience with CAD software such as CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, Altium, or Eagle.
  • Knowledge of different sensors, what they do, and how to interact with them.
  • Proven interest in electric vehicles and/or sustainable energy, through extracurricular activities, academic projects, passion projects, or equivalent experiences.
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 - $50.00/hour + cash and stock awards + 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.

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