Internship, Technical Program Manager, Vehicle Hardware (Fall 2024)

    • Tesla Motors
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Posted 58 days ago | Updated 5 hours ago


On Site
USD 20.00 per hour
Full Time


IT program management
Research and development
Employment authorization
Palo Alto
Integration testing
Data centers
Product design
Systems engineering
Status reports
Quality assurance
Program management
Product management
Computer science
Microsoft Office
Team leadership
Computer hardware
Spring Framework
Certification and accreditation
High performance computing
Mechanical engineering
Electrical engineering
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.

Location: Palo Alto, CA

What You?ll Do

Your application for the Vehicle Hardware Engineering - Technical Program Management Internship will be considered across all opportunities for the teams listed below:
  • The DOJO Technical Project team manages the design, integration, test, production, and bring up of the DOJO supercomputer at Tesla from silicon to infrastructure. This team focuses on NPI, supplier ramp and quality, and system bring up in our lab/data centers.

  • The Autopilot and Electronics Product Design (AEPD) and the Electronics System Engineering Program Manager teams are responsible for shepherding R&D organization through the new product design, validation, and factory NPI process across all Tesla vehicle platforms. We are the lubricant that keep the engine running smoothly. An example list of products we own include but not limited to display, car computer, radar, camera, ultrasonic sensors. We will provide training and mentorship for our interns, and the expectation is that they can work independently, take responsibility, and can adapt to our fast-paced and dynamic work environment.

  • The Low Voltage Distribution Engineering Program Manager teams provide support on all design projects. This team manages project definition and schedules, task completion status, reporting, and coordination with different stakeholders.
  • The Low Voltage Test Engineering Program Management team focuses on mechanical, electrical, and software test systems supporting our production lines around the world. They serve as liaison between the Test Engineering team and Product Management, and are responsible for coordination strategy and test station qualification.

What You?ll Bring

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science Engineering, or a related field
  • Prior program management experience or managing a team, such as FSAE, Hyperloop, etc
  • Desired to be proficient in Microsoft Office, JIRA, Confluence, and Git
  • Experience in leading teams, and proven ability to drive initiatives to conclusion

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 - $55.00 + 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.