Internship, Electrical & Computer Engineer, Vehicle Hardware (Fall 2024)

    • Tesla Motors
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Posted 58 days ago | Updated 18 hours ago


On Site
USD 20.00 per hour
Full Time


Digital circuit design
Heavy equipment
Employment authorization
Palo Alto
Computer engineering
Energy management
Electrical Systems
Systems design
Data engineering
IT infrastructure
Integration testing
Electrical engineering
Computer hardware
Spring Framework
Certification and accreditation
Regulatory Compliance
IBM Rational DOORS
Digital signal processing
Wireless communication
Health care

Job Details

What to Expect

Consider before submitting an application:

This position is expected to start around August 2024 and continue through the entire Fall term (i.e through December 2024) or into Spring 2025 if available. We ask for a minimum of 12 weeks, full-time (40 hours/week) and on-site, for most internships.

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 during the academic year.

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.

Multiple Locations Possible: Palo Alto, CA; Austin, TX

What You?ll Do

Your application for the Vehicle Hardware Engineering - Electrical/Computer Engineering Internship will be considered across all opportunities for the teams listed below:
  • The Autopilot Hardware team is responsible for designing the Controllers that deliver the autonomous driving capability of Tesla vehicles. This team designs complex, high-speed boards that deliver computing performance while meeting efficiency, cost, reliability and safety goals
  • The Display team works on LCD/OLED display electronic system both at the component and system level. This team manages all activities necessary to deliver displays project into vehicles from initial concept to production
  • The Low Voltage Architecture and Circuitry team designs the "nervous system" for Tesla products including all vehicles, Robot, Dojo and future projects. We are involved from beginning to end of the design cycle. This includes energy management, functional safety analysis, defining communication layouts and power flow, harness partitioning and cost studies, trace and wire sizing considering EMI compliance, all the way to validation, de-bugging, and production ramp
  • The Low Voltage Hardware team designs the electrical "nervous system" of Tesla products. Our circuit boards control hundreds of devices (motors, sensors, LEDs, etc) across all electrical systems (seats, doors, HVAC, powertrain, safety, chassis, lighting, etc) in Tesla vehicles & robots
  • The Electronic Systems Design and Integration team design and validate low voltage electronics systems of new vehicle programs. This team is responsible for ensuring product functions are successfully achieved by the integrated subsystems as they interact in the context of the whole vehicle
  • The Low Voltage Electronics Automation & Test team designs, builds, and manufactures testers that are essential to the production of all of Tesla's low voltage components. This team focuses on the software, data engineering, and IT infrastructure side of this team
  • The Low Voltage Test team specializing in ICT. ICT focus on developing test software for all Tesla-designed circuit boards for Tesla vehicles
  • The Electronic Systems Infotainment team design, simulate, implement, and debug systems and circuits used in Tesla vehicles and related HWs. This team experiments with and develop novel solutions to the myriad of complex electrical problems in Infotainment systems
  • The Sensing team is responsible for the hardware that embodies the "senses" of Tesla vehicles. They architect the ADAS sensor product installed on all vehicles, Develop DSP/Algorithms, and ensure sensor performance is successfully achieved when integrated with other subsystems in the vehicle. Connectivity is an important part of all Tesla cars, further enhancing the driving experience by providing access to features that require wireless data usage. We apply first-principles for the design, integration, test, and production development

What You?ll Bring

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • Experience with analog and digital circuit design and PCBA
  • Experience with PCB component selection
  • Exceptional organization and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Experience in MATLAB, Python, C/C++ or equivalent tools for modeling and analysis
  • Experience on using test and measurement equipment like oscilloscopes, signal generators, arbitrary waveform generators, VNA, etc

Compensation and Benefits


As a full-time Tesla Intern, you will be eligible for:
  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans. Both have an option with a $0 payroll contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Medical Plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company Paid Basic Life, AD&D, and short-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick time after 90 days of employment and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

    • Expected Compensation

      $20.00 - $60.00 + benefits
      Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.