Craftsmanship 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 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. Instead of going on coffee runs and making copies, our interns have a seat at the table and make critical decisions that will influence not only their team, but the overall achievement of Tesla’s mission. 




  • Attained or studying to attain a mechanical engineering, industrial design, or product design degree  

  • Strong communication and influencing skills 

  • An inherent attention to detail and an understanding of the factors that create a perception of exceptional quality in the mind of the consumer 

  • An understanding of the fundamentals of good design and user experience, as well as the engineering fundamentals that facilitate delivery of the design 

  • An appreciation for the impact and contribution to dimensional variation in assemblies 

  • Some understanding of statistical analysis would be advantageous 

  • An appreciation of how subjective data can be measured or quantified to develop robust, representative Craftsmanship targets 

  • Good level of numeracy, literacy and logical reasoning skills