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Software Data Engineering & Analytics Internship (Spring 2023)


This position is expected to start around January 2023 and continue through the entire Winter/Spring term (i.e., through April/May) or into early Summer 2023 if available. We ask for a minimum of 12 weeks, full-time, for most internships. Please consider before applying. 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. This is required for external applicants. 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 emerging talent. Our year around 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 provide 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.

  • Fremont, CA
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Austin, TX

About the Team
Tesla is seeking highly motivated software engineering students who are interested in the growing field of Data Engineering. At their core, our data engineering teams are made up of software engineers and data scientists who are excited by Big Data and how to utilize it for business functions. They help guide the company by distilling massive amounts of information and turning it into actionable strategies.

What You’ll Do
Qualified applicants may be reviewed by one or more of the following teams: 
  • Data Engineering: The Data Engineering team is building a state-of-the- art analytics platform for business and operation intelligence. At Tesla, we have enormous amounts of data and we want to give meaning to it and help business users to make data driven decisions. Our platform will allow users to answer "what", "when" and "how" questions as well as allow them to ask "what if?” Interns will help design, develop, maintain and support our Enterprise Data Warehouse & BI platform within Tesla. This position offers a unique opportunity to impact to the entire organization by developing data tools and creating a data driven culture. 
  • Data Platforms: Data is deeply embedded in the product and engineering culture at Tesla. We rely on data – lots of it – to improve autopilot, to optimize hardware designs, to proactively detect faults, and to optimize load on the electrical grid. This a small but fast-growing team which is building and operating the big data platform for the company. We collect massive amounts of IoT data, provide storage, access, and high-volume processing. Your work will affect many hundreds of Tesla engineers daily, as well as improve the functionality of our cars, chargers, and batteries worldwide. 
  • Energy Analytics: The Energy Analytics team uses data analytics to bridge the engineering, service, and deployment of Tesla’s charging infrastructure and to enhance the charging experience worldwide. With over 18,000 Superchargers and several thousand destination charging sites around the world, Tesla’s charging infrastructure aims to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable transportation by enabling electric mobility without compromises.  
  • Fleet Analytics: The Fleet Analytics team supports and enhances products through the use of data science and data analytics tools. This team brings together data scientists and software engineers from across the company to foster collaboration, efficiency and to advance the best engineering and data analytics practices in the analytics community.

What You’ll Bring
  • Currently working towards a BS, MS, or advanced degree in a relevant engineering program such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following developer skills: Python, Java, Go, C/C++, Ruby, SQL or other common industry languages 
  • Familiarity with database concepts such as MySQL, MS SQL
  • Nice to have for Data Platforms: Kafka, ETL, IoT telemetry experience, Site Reliability experience
  • Nice to have for Data Analytics: AirFlow, Splunk, Kafka, Spark
  • Excellent grasp of fundamental computer science concepts and ability to write well-organized code
  • Eagerness to collaborate cross-functionally with other engineering teams while able to work independently; detail-oriented and execution focused