Battery Engineering Internship (Summer 2023)


  • Internships


Disclaimer: This position is expected to start around May 2023 and continue through the entire Summer term (i.e., through August/September) or into early Fall 2023 if available. We ask for a minimum of 12 weeks, full-time, for most internships. Please consider before applying. 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. This is required for external applicants. 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 emerging talent. Our year around program places the best students in positions that they will grow both technically and personally through their experience working closely with their Manager, Mentor, and team. We provide an experience that allows for the intern to experience life at Tesla by given them projects that are critical to their team’s success. 



  • Palo Alto, CA  
  • Fremont, CA  

  • Sparks, NV  


About Battery Engineering at Tesla  

Tesla is seeking highly motivated engineering students who thrive in a fast-paced environment and want to apply mechanical concepts to real world projects. Interns on the battery team work directly with full time engineers to design, prototype, test and launch new parts and processes to improve our batteries.  Our projects include high voltage conductors, advanced cooling systems, cell interfaces, and battery enclosures.  Every day we push the boundaries of what is possible for energy storage, both in vehicles and on the grid.  



  • Currently working towards a BS, MS, or advanced degree in a relevant engineering program such as Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering,

  • Aerospace Engineering, Mechatronics, or related field.   

  • Proficiency in 3D computer aided design software such as NX, Fusion360, SolidWorks or CATIA.  

  • Proven interest in hands on engineering, through project teams, academic projects, passion projects, or equivalent experiences.  

  • Strong knowledge of engineering fundamentals, such as statics, dynamics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and material properties.   

  • Strong technical communication skills.  

  • Genuine curiosity and willingness to understand how our products are designed, built and how they operate.