New Programs Engineer – Mechanical Engineering Intern (Fall 2023)



The New Programs Engineering team works at the front end of the design and development cycle by studying, simulating, building, and proving successful Tesla’s future vehicle concepts. New Programs Engineers interact with cross-functional partners from the Design, Vehicle Engineering, and Powertrain Engineering groups to develop 3D designs, mules, prototypes, and demonstrators used for informing downstream engineering efforts. This is a mechanical design engineering position where product design expertise and fundamental first principles approach to problem solving are far more important than extensive automotive industry specific experience.


  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering,Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience in a product development environment
  • Hands on experience in designing and building electro-mechanical systems
  • Understanding and proficiency of Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing 
  • Capability to parametrically use 3D CAD software, an understanding of engineering fudamentals, and capability to run FEA
  • Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workloads, and meet tight delivery timelines