Disclaimer: This position is expected to start around August/September 2021 and continue through the entire fall (i.e. December 2021) working a minimum of 40 hours per week.
Please consider availability before submitting an application.
Tesla is accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. We design, manufacture, sell and service the world’s best solar technology, energy storage systems, and electric vehicles, providing customers the opportunity to generate, store and consume energy entirely sustainably.
Tesla is committed to hiring and developing top talent from around the world for any given discipline. Based in California, Tesla’s workforce spans across four continents. We work to build an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion, or background, can come to do their best work.
Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional philosophy of inter-disciplinary collaboration. Each member of the team is expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. We’re tackling the world’s most difficult and important problems—and we wouldn’t succeed without our shared passion for making the world a better place.
Internship Program at Tesla
The University Recruiting Team is driven by the passion to recognize emerging talent. Our year around program places the best students in positions that 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 given them projects that are critical to their team’s success.
Instead of going on coffee runs and making copies, you’ll be seated at the table making critical decisions that will influence not only your team, but the overall achievement of Tesla’s mission.
About the Team
Palo Alto, CA
Retail Development - responsible for the development of new stores and service centers. This team works in conjunction with the Real Estate department to review materials such as lease plans and Landlord design criteria. They are also responsible for producing design documents, presentation drawings, renderings and 3D models. In addition, they create and maintain a CAD plan of records and department libraries.
Workplace- responsible for architectural design, interior design, and workplace operations for Tesla’s office, research + development, and all non-manufacturing facilities. The Workplace team strives to provide facility solutions through establishment and documentation of strategic space planning, design and specification strategies, build outs of new spaces, and continuous improvements of existing spaces for all global workplace facilities.
Construction Facilities- responsible for design and construction of our manufacturing facilities including Gigafactory 1. This team is not only responsible for the external but also the internal construction of all the facilities.
About the Role
Our team is aligned around three pillars- Design, Build and Operate. Focused on optimizing the space we have, finding the best solutions to our immediate term expansion needs, and devising and driving our long-term strategy. All of this under the guiding principle of sustainability.
As an intern you will work within either our Retail Development, Workplace or Gigafactory Construction Facilities to support these initiatives. This role is available across various Tesla locations, including headquarters in Palo Alto, CA, the factory in Fremont, CA, and Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, NV. Specific project assignments and required technical aptitude will vary based on the needs of the individual hiring team
Required Skills and Qualifications:
- Currently working towards a bachelor or master’s degree in architecture, design, urban planning or related field.
- 2+ internship, project, or work experience related to this area of expertise.
- Ability to effectively communicate verbally and excellent time management skills.
- Ability to relocate for the duration of your internship.