Electrical Test 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. Instead of going on coffee runs and making copies, you’ll be seated at the table making critical decisions that will influence not only your team, but the overall achievement of Tesla’s mission. 


  • Fremont, CA 

  • Palo Alto, CA 

 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. 


Required Qualifications 

  • 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.