Engineering Intern – Power Electronics

Rivian

Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract. 

As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. 

Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract. 

As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. 

Internship Term: Summer 2023

Rivian internships are experiences optimized for student candidates. To be eligible, you must be an undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited program during the internship term with an expected graduation date between Fall 2023 through Fall 2025.

If you are not pursuing a degree, please see our full time positions at Rivian.com/careers

Note that if your university has specific requirements for internship programs, it is your responsibility to fulfill those requirements.

As a power electronics intern, you will have the opportunity to work with a world class team developing state-of-the-art power electronics for Rivian’s electric adventure vehicles. You will be given meaningful assignments which will contribute to the development of real-world products. You will interact and work with a seasoned engineering team. Assignments will involve a mixture of analysis as well as actual hands-on lab testing.

Responsibilities

  • Work in lab to test and evaluate power electronics circuits
  • Perform modeling and analysis to support design decisions and analyze circuits using Spice, Mathcad, PLECS, and other tools
  • Report results to team in clear and concise manner
  • Interact with component suppliers to in order to identify the best part for a specific application
  • Interact and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams including Systems, Mechanical, Controls, and Software
  • Debug issues and solve problems when they arise

Qualifications

  • Enrolled in a Masters or PhD degree program or equivalent experience in electrical engineering, with emphasis on power electronics
  • Understanding of power electronics fundamentals, including devices, topologies, analysis and simulation methods.
  • Expertise in power electronics circuits and concepts
  • Understanding of the key components: power semiconductors, inductors, transformers, capacitors
  • Ability to review and understand electrical schematics and component datasheets
  • Experience working in lab environment with oscilloscopes, power supplies, multimeters
  • Comfortable working with high voltages and currents
  • Experience using software tools such as Spice, Mathcad, and Matlab 

Salary Range/Hourly Rate for Colorado Based Applicants: The range of pay for internships is 25.00-51.00 per hour. Actual compensation will be determined based on location, and other factors permitted by law.

Benefits Summary: Rivian provides robust medical/Rx, dental and vision insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Rivian covers most of the premiums. 

Equal Opportunity

Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at candidateaccommodations@rivian.com.

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