Tesla Internships 2021-2022 are now open for applications for all international students to gain first-hand experience of working at Tesla’s plant and operations headquarters. Tesla offers year-round internship opportunities, at Tesla office locations around the world. All interns receive compensation for their work.
At Tesla, they’re solving the world’s most important problems with talented individuals who share their passion to change the world. Tesla’s culture is fast-paced, energetic, and innovative.
Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with office locations around the world, they work to build an inclusive environment in which everyone, regardless of gender, race, religion, age, or background, can do their best work.
Do Tesla offer internships and co-ops?
Yes. Tesla refers to everyone in this program as interns, regardless of length or term referred to by your school. When applying, you’ll see “internship” vs. “co-op” attached to the position. You may also see apprenticeships that focus on specific skills and trades listed.
Tesla Internship Openings & Closing Dates:
Each term is posted on a different schedule. The best time to apply is around the same time the positions are live. While it can vary, the recruiting cycle can last up to four months (sometimes later) from the date the position is posted.
- Spring/Winter applications posted in early Fall the prior year
- Summer applications posted in early or mid-Fall the prior year
- Fall applications posted in early Spring/Winter the same year
Responsibilities of Interns at Tesla:
Interns can work on a variety of projects to help advance the company’s mission. The recruitment process aims to match students with teams and projects that best fit their areas of interest and experiences.
Assignments range based on the company’s current hiring needs, but most often include critical projects and hands-on involvement. Tesla expects its students to perform at the same caliber of excellence as any of our employees.
Can Tesla Hire their Interns?
Yes. Based on Tesla’s current hiring needs and the student’s proven performance, they have many interns who return to a full-time role. This is intended to be a talent pipeline program.
Eligibility Criteria for Tesla Internship Program
You must currently be a student in good academic standing, enrolled in a relevant program, and actively working towards your undergraduate or advanced degree. For individuals not pursuing a degree, please review our full-time openings.
Tesla believes in hiring the best talent in the world and will ensure opportunities are available to both students and non-students.
For US roles, internships are created as a working opportunity for current students. Interns must be in good academic standing, enrolled in a relevant program and be actively working towards an undergraduate or advanced degree. Anyone who has already graduated is encouraged to apply to full-time positions.
In Europe, some countries will accept recent graduates according to local laws and regulations.
Accommodation Facility for Tesla Interns:
For most locations, Tesla will provide a relocation stipend to students when their academic institution is 50 miles or more from their work location. For those working at Gigafactory Nevada, intern housing is available in some cases.