Architecture, Construction and Workplace Internship/Co-Op (Spring 2018) | Tesla

Architecture, Construction and Workplace Internship/Co-Op (Spring 2018)

Fremont, California
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Tesla's Mission is to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy.


The Role

Our team is aligned around three pillars- Design, Build and Operate. Focused on optimizing the space we have, finding the best solutions to our immediate term expansion needs, and devising and driving our long term strategy. All of this under the guiding principle of sustainability.

As an intern you will work within either our Retail Development, Workplace or Gigafactory Construction Facilities to support these initiatives. This role is available across various Tesla locations, including headquarters in Palo Alto, CA, the factory in Fremont, CA, and Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, NV. Specific project assignments and required technical aptitude will vary based on the needs of the individual hiring team

Team Overview and Responsibilities:

Retail Development : Is responsible for the development of new stores and service centers. They work in conjunction with the Real Estate department to review materials such as lease plans and Landlord design criteria. They are also responsible for producing design documents, presentation drawings, renderings and 3D models.  In addition, they create and maintain a CAD plan of records and department libraries.

Workplace : is responsible for architectural design, construction, and workplace operations for Tesla’s office, research + development, and all non-manufacturing facilities. The Workplace team strives to provide facility solutions through establishment and documentation of strategic space planning, design and specification strategies, build outs of new spaces, and continuous improvements of existing spaces for all global workplace facilities. This team also manages culinary services, transportation & shuttle programs, furniture inventory, graphics + signage, events, fleet, operations facilities and other Workplace services. 

Construction Facilities:  Is responsible for design and construction of our manufacturing facilities including Gigafactory 1. This team is not only responsible for the external but also the internal construction of all the facilities.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Currently working towards a BS, MS, or other graduate degree in Interior Design, Architecture, Construction Management, Urban Planning, Facility & Property Management, Real Estate or related field.
  • Computer drafting and 3D modeling, including proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Revit, InDesign 3D Sketchup, and AutoCAD.
  • Exposure to construction and electrical background
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally, in writing and through drawings/sketches
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Hands-on experience, previous internship and/or project experience is preferred.

About Tesla

Tesla is accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. We design, manufacture, sell and service the world’s best solar technology, energy storage systems, and electric vehicles, providing customers the opportunity to generate, store and consume energy entirely sustainably.

Tesla is committed to hiring and developing top talent from around the world for any given discipline. Based in California, Tesla’s workforce spans across four continents. We work to build an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion, or background, can come to do their best work.

Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional philosophy of inter-disciplinary collaboration. Each member of the team is expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. We’re tackling the world’s most difficult and important problems—and we wouldn’t succeed without our shared passion for making the world a better place.

Learn More About Tesla

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.