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Internship, EV Charging & Energy Public Policy (Fall 2024)



16d ago

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Government & Politics
  • Fremont


  • Currently pursuing a graduate degree in relevant field such as Political Science, Public Policy, Technology Policy, International Studies, or related fields with a focus on energy and sustainability
  • Direct EV charging or energy policy experience within government and/or relevant nonprofits, public interest groups or industry associations is preferred
  • Experience and understanding of the federal, state, and local legislative and regulatory process from prior work and academic experience
  • Exceptional project management and organizational skills, with experience successfully managing multiple complex, cross-functional projects simultaneously
  • Able to make a 6-month commitment at minimum
  • High level research and writing abilities


  • This internship will provide opportunities to work with the EV Charging and Energy Public Policy & Business Development Team on policy and business development, market analysis, and strategic engagement at the state and local level. You will be part of a team responsible for creating and implementing the company’s electric vehicle charging and energy regulatory and legislative strategies. This includes work on utility programs, equipment standards, permitting and local codes, fleet electrification, and medium-and-heavy duty charging, with an opportunity to learn and grow, working across the team to support its full range of efforts.
  • Support the policy team by summarizing and analyzing regulatory filings, developing briefings, researching legislation, and managing complex, cross-functional projects
  • Assist with the development of new policy and business initiatives
  • Opportunity to develop capstone project on priority charging or energy policy issue
  • Work with internal teams to get cross-functional input, and advise on public policy developments
  • Collaborate with external stakeholders to amplify public policy prioriities

Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.

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Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy through increasingly affordable electric vehicles in addition to renewable energy generation and storage. California-based Tesla is committed to having the best-in-class in safety, performance, and reliability in all Tesla cars. There are currently over 275,000 Model S, Model X and Model 3 vehicles on the road worldwide. To achieve a sustainable energy future, Tesla also created infinitely scalable energy products: Powerwall, Powerpack and Solar Roof. As the world’s only vertically integrated energy company, Tesla continues to innovate, scale and reduce the costs of commercial and grid-scale systems, with the goal of ultimately getting us to 100% renewable energy grids.