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🚀 Internship

Internship, Technical Project Manager, Firmware Localization (Summer 2024)

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19d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

San Francisco

AI generated summary

  • The ideal candidate for the Technical Project Manager, Firmware Localization Internship at Tesla should be pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Linguistics, Human-Computer Interaction, or a related field with a graduation date in 2024 or 2025. They should have strong written and spoken English communication skills, project management abilities, and preferably be a native speaker of a foreign language. Basic coding and scripting skills, as well as prior experience with software development and program management tools, are also desirable.
  • The intern will manage translation projects, support new market initiatives, perform testing and validation, develop style guide and glossary, and serve as a point of contact for external linguists at Tesla.

Off-cycle Internship

ProductSan Francisco


  • The Firmware Localization team implements localized features by region on the Infotainment displays of Tesla’s fleet. When a customer interacts with our vehicles, how the text is viewed (language, size, font) affects their experience. You will work with developers, product managers, linguists, and designers to ensure we are delivering the best-in-class user experience when new features are added to the UI. You will view our products through the eyes of the customer and help provide the most awesome user experience imaginable.


  • Currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Linguistics, Human-Computer Interaction, or related field of study with a gradation date between 2024 - 2025
  • Able to work a minimum of 16 weeks
  • Excellent written and spoken communication in English
  • Strong project management skills
  • Native speaker of a foreign language a plus
  • Basic coding and scripting skills (Linux, C++, bash) a plus
  • Prior experience with software development and program management tools (Jira, GIT/Stash, Confluence) is preferred but not required

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Manage translation projects on Smartling for UI features, Mobile App, and Release Notes content
  • Initiate actions that will improve process and translation quality
  • Support new market initiatives in international regions
  • Perform daily testing and validation support for localized languages
  • Develop style guide and glossary for UI and Mobile App Localization
  • Serve as point of contact for external linguists
  • Support with admin and follow-up tasks for translation projects and bugs on JIRA


Work type

Full time

Work mode



San Francisco


  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans. Both have an option with a $0 payroll contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Medical Plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company Paid Basic Life, AD&D, and short-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick time after 90 days of employment and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program