Disclaimer: This position is expected to start around August or September 2021 and continue through the entire Fall term (i.e. through December/January) or into early Spring 2022 if available. We ask for a minimum of 12 weeks, full-time, for most internships. Please consider before submitting an application.
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 depending on their academic standing.
Internship Programs at Tesla
The Internship Programs Team is driven by the passion to recognize emerging talent. Our year-round 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
The Visual Design team is responsible for all internal and external graphic design needs throughout the company. In terms of customer-facing design, we create a lot of the sales, marketing and delivery content that our customers see. Additionally, the Visual Design team supports product development (vehicles, products, apparel) and we also support the design needs for all internal teams.
What to Expect
Interns will be working (virtually) alongside our team in creating designs for external and internal use. The scope of work will be very wide, and we treat the interns as if they are full-time team members. This means a lot of responsibility and exposure to work that has immediate relevance to our company’s mission. This internship (at least for the time being) will be one where the intern works from home.
Specific project assignments and required technical aptitude will vary:
- Must be working on a degree in a design field (preferably visual design, industrial design, UI/UX, graphic design etc)
- Would prefer juniors or seniors at the university level.
- Must be proficient in the Adobe creative suite of software
- Beneficial to have experience in photography, retouching, motion graphics, and illustration.
- Must be able to submit a portfolio showing both student and any previous internship work.
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.
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