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Internship, Packaging Engineer, Supply Chain (Fall 2024)

What to Expect

Consider before submitting an application: 

This position is expected to start around August 2024 and continue through the Fall term (i.e. through December 2024) or into Spring 2025 if available. We ask for a minimum of 12 weeks, full-time (40 hours/week) and on-site, for most internships. 

International Students: If your work authorization is through CPT, please consult your school before applying. You must be able to work 40 hours per week. Many students will be limited to part-time during the academic year. 

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.   


Multiple Locations Possible: Fremont, CA; Sparks, NV; Austin, TX 

About the Team 

The Packaging Engineering team develops and leads the implementation of cutting-edge packaging. Interns will develop packaging needed to effectively protect and integrate with the automated material flow and manufacturing lines. Interns will also contribute to enhancing the development process and supporting tools. 

What You’ll Do

  • Design part packaging to interface with custom production automation equipment and material handling equipment 
  • Support automation equipment design as part of the project team developing new custom automation equipment 
  • Work with the Design Engineering team to understand part design in order to develop highly optimized packaging solutions for a wide range of parts 
  • Work with part suppliers and packaging suppliers to get your designs implemented 

What You’ll Bring

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Project Management, or a related field  
  • Experience working with design, development and implementation of packaging projects. Preference in the automotive industry or high-speed automated lines 
  • PMP, PMI certificates or experience in project management is helpful for project management interns 
  • Solidworks, Catia, CAD software, TOPS/CAPE, ArtiosCAD can all be helpful skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate dynamic cross-functional projects with engineering, supply chain, manufacturing and test to meet project timelines 
  • Proficient at-risk management and communication 
  • Experience working in time critical and fast-paced product development 
  • Strong record keeping and organizational skills necessary 

Compensation and Benefits


As a full-time Tesla Intern, you will be eligible for:

  • 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


Expected Compensation

$16.35 - $33.65 + benefits

Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.