Energy Engineering – Power Systems Testing Internship (Fall 2022)


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Disclaimer: This position is expected to start
around August or September 2022 and continue through the entire Fall term (i.e.
through December/January) or into early Spring 2023 if available. We ask for a
minimum of 12 weeks, full-time, for most internships. Please
consider before submitting an application. I

International Students: If your work
authorization is through CPT, please consult your school before applying.
You must be able to work 40 hours per week. Many students will be limited to
part-time depending on their academic standing. 

Internship Program at Tesla 

The Internship Recruiting Team is driven by the
passion to recognize emerging talent. Our year-round program places the best
students in positions where they will grow both technically and personally
through their experience working closely with their manager, mentor, and team.
We are dedicated to providing an experience that allows for the intern to
experience life at Tesla by giving 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

About the team 

Tesla Energy Projects
team is looking for a highly motivated individual who is excited about solving
real-life issues around renewables integration. As an intern in this position,
you will have an opportunity to work with a real time controller
hardware-in-the-loop (CHIL) supporting project specific testing and power
system model validation/benchmarking.


  • Use a variety of
    commercial and in-house software to run tests, analyze data, and troubleshoot
    (SEL Quickset, SEL RTAC, Pcan explorer, SSH shell, Typhoon HIL, Matlab)
  • Design signal, power,
    and communication cabinet wiring to integrate new equipment into CHIL tester
    (in-house control boards, meters, RTAC, third party wind and PV controllers,
  • Troubleshoot hardware
    and software issues
  • Write code to integrate
    equipment into overall test automation platform
  • Write and modify python
    test automation scripts
  • Post-process and analyze
    test data
  • Present results and lead
    discussion in a small group setting.


  • Currently working
    towards a BS, MS, or advanced degree in a relevant engineering program such as
    Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering
  • Familiarity in a major
    programming language such as C/C++, Python, Rust, or Java, and strong
    scripting skills
  • Read, interpret, and
    diagnose schematics, wiring diagrams, and circuits.
  • Familiarity with Linux
  • Good grasp
    of testing methodology, automation, and modeling concepts
  • Demonstrate good
    understanding of software fundamentals including software design, algorithm
    development, data structures, code modularity, and maintainability 
  • Background in power
    systems, renewable energy, or modeling a plus
  • Experience with real
    time simulation or hardware in the loop testing a plus
  • Ability to work
    independently; detail-oriented and execution focused