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Internship, Mechanical Design Engineer, Tesla Bot (Fall 2024)

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29d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

Palo Alto

AI generated summary

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field. Proficient in CAD software, drafting, GD&T analysis. Strong mechanical design and FEA skills, knowledge of electrical systems, programming experience, prototyping skills, good communication, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Design and build general-purpose humanoid robots to automate tasks, work on actuator technology development, collaborate with cross-functional teams, prototype & test new actuators, and contribute to the next generation of robotics at a cutting-edge company in Palo Alto, California.

Off-cycle Internship

EngineeringPalo Alto


  • 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. 


  • Currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Mechatronics or a related field
  • 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)
  • High mechanical design aptitude with a keen vision for manufacturability
  • Strong intuition for structural optimization supported by FEA/hand calculations
  • Good electrical foundation with knowledge about gearbox, motor, inverter, wire harness design
  • Programming skills in MATLAB/Simulink and/or Python are preferred
  • Ability to prototype using fabrication, machining, and basic electronics/coding abilities
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills and ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Robotics Mechanical Engineer, Tesla Bot:
  • The Tesla Bot team designs and builds general purpose humanoid robots to automate boring, repetitive, and dangerous tasks. As a Tesla Bot Mechanical Engineer, you will play a crucial role in the development of cutting-edge robotics technology aimed at generating useful work and enhancing human quality of life. You will work alongside a talented team of mechanical, electrical, controls, and AI engineers to build this revolutionary product. We love hiring candidates from diverse technical backgrounds, with an emphasis on creativity and rigorous problem solving.
  • Actuator Design, Tesla Bot:
  • During your internship at Tesla, you will be working on groundbreaking new actuator technology for the Tesla Bot. You will work with a variety of teams developing the next generation of actuators including prototyping & testing. This includes motor, geartrain, structural as well as sensor design. You will be stationed in Palo Alto, California. The internship will give you the possibility to become full time member of the Tesla team.


Work type

Full time

Work mode



Palo Alto