Material Flow / Factory Layout Design Engineering Internship (Spring 2023)


  • Internships


  • Disclaimer: This position is expected to start around January 2023 and continue through the entire Winter/Spring term (i.e. through April/May) or into early Summer 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. 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 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.


  • Required qualifications:

    *Undergraduate or graduate student in a relevant Engineering program (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechatronics, Robotics, or equivalent).
    *A passion to work on mechanical automation equipment, robots, design of electromechanical systems, PLCs, motion controls and navigation systems.
    *Excellent grasp of engineering fundamentals.
    *Eagerness to collaborate cross-functionally with other engineering teams while able to work independently; detail-oriented and execution focused.
    *Genuine curiosity and willingness to understand how our products are designed, built and how they operate.
    *Proven interest in Tesla’s mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy – through extracurricular activities, academic projects, passion projects, or equivalent experiences.

    Preferred qualifications:

    *Proficiency designing layouts with AutoCAD 2D (Solidworks, Catia is a plus).
    *Experience working with production lines in a factory setting.
    *Knowledge of and experience with material flow strategies and dynamic manufacturing systems, including making data-driven decisions and summarizing results for executives.
    *Knowledge of moving mechanism and machine design, component part design, and machined part processes.
    *Experience designing greenfield facility layouts and/or material flow strategy.
    *Experience working in Autodesk Revit.
    *Experience using Lean Six Sigma method.