Mobile Robotics / Tesla Bot Mechanical Engineering Internship (Fall 2023)

Tesla Palo Alto , CA 94306

Posted 2 months ago

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.

About the Team

Tesla's Mobile Robotics team designs and builds humanoid bi-pedal robots (Tesla Bot) to automate repetitive tasks and wheeled robots for manufacturing and autonomous logistics. The team joins mechanical, electrical, controls, software, and manufacturing engineering disciplines in a highly collaborative team

The Mobile Robotics team is seeking a highly motivated mechanical engineering intern who thrives in a fast-paced environment and wants to work on cutting-edge mechanical systems for our robots. Within the Mobile Robotics group, you'll have the opportunity to work with incredibly talented engineers who are responsible for many of Tesla's innovations. We love when candidates show real-world mechanical projects they've designed.

  • Design and optimize joints and structures for mass, stiffness, cost, and manufacturing

  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to create a cohesive and balanced product

  • Fabricate prototypes, iterate rapidly

  • Develop specifications and accelerated test plans to validate the product for its determined lifetime

  • Working toward BS or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, or Mechatronics

  • Proficiency in designing parts and assemblies using 3D modeling software (CATIA preferred)

  • Experience drafting engineering drawings and conducting tolerance stack-up analysis (GD&T bonus)

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.

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Mobile Robotics / Tesla Bot Mechanical Engineering Internship (Fall 2023)