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Electrical Test Engineering Internship (Fall 2023)

Disclaimer: This position is expected to start around August or September 2023 and continue through the entire Fall term (i.e. through December) or into Winter/Spring 2024 if available. We ask for a minimum of 12 weeks, full-time, in-person. Please consider before submitting an application. 
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. 
  • Fremont, CA 
  • Palo Alto, CA 
  • Other locations around the San Francisco Bay area 
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. 
What to Expect 
  • Qualified applicants may be reviewed by one or more of the following teams: 
  • Low Voltage Component Validation 
  • High Voltage Component Validation 
  • Drive Inverter Test Engineering 
  • Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) Test Engineering 
  • Capability Development 
  • Design for Reliability 
  • Firmware Testing 
  • Instrumentation and Imaging 
  • Power Electronics Manufacturing Test Engineering 

What You’ll Do
  • Design and build custom test equipment such as test PCBAs, harnesses, and overall system design to make validation efficient, modular, and repeatable. 
  • Manage projects from initial concept through design, assembly, and final commissioning. 
  • Write and maintain test software to automate test execution, data collection and analysis. 
  • Develop and maintain validation schedules to coordinate test resources and communicate status to program managers 

What You’ll Bring
  • 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.