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Energy - Electrical Design Internship (Fall 2022)

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.

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 teams success.

Instead of going on coffee runs and making copies, youll be seated at the table making critical decisions that will influence not only your team, but the overall achievement of Teslas mission.

The Role

The Core Test Engineering Technology (CTET) team is responsible for the design and development of full-stack manufacturing test solutions that support the mass production of Teslas cell, vehicle, and energy products. We are a team of electrical, mechanical, and software engineers working together to build the machine that builds the machine. The electrical arm of CTET delivers measurement/sensor technology PCB designs, electrical assembly/cabinet designs and highly integrated electromechanical systems.


  • End to end ownership from preliminary proposal to validated and deployed system: specification, architecture, simulation, schematic capture, PCB layout, board bring-up, board validation, and system validation.

  • Collaborate with external stake holders to develop test specifications as defined from product specifications.

  • Collaborate with internal teams to define mechanical, electrical, and software constraints.

  • Support factory acceptance trials and site acceptance trails.

  • Design electrical cabinet schematics and panel layout and spec components, devices, and interconnection with full system design in mind


  • Currently working towards a BS, MS, or advanced degree in a relevant engineering program such as Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering Altium Designer (or equivalent) experience: schematic, layout, component creation/library management

  • Strong understanding of signal integrity and electromagnetic compatibility

  • Strong understanding of analog and digital circuit design

  • Exceptional troubleshooting and debug skills

  • Exceptional understanding of test and measurement equipment

  • Strong desire to push the status quo and think outside of the box

  • Strong desire to work in a lab with your hands (prototyping, soldering, building)

Salary Range
$41,000.00 - $57,000.00
per Year
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Sparks, NV, 89494, US