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Internship, Visual Design, (Summer 2024)

Hawthorne, CA (On-site)
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Internship
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Intern
Requires College/University Enrollment
2023-12-04
3.6

What to Expect

Consider before applying: This position is expected to start around May/Jun and continue through Aug/Sep. Internships are in-person for 40 hours a week for a minimum of 12 weeks. Please consider before submitting an application.

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 depending on their academic standing.


Internship Programs at Tesla

The Internship Recruiting Team is driven by the passion to recognize emerging talent. Our year-round 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 are dedicated to providing an experience that allows for the intern to experience life at Tesla by giving them ownership over projects that are critical to their team’s success.


Location: Tesla Design Studio - Hawthorne, CA


About the Team

As a member of the Visual Designer team, you will be responsible for the design development of all visual brand communications. Your team creates and executes world-class graphic design, branding, and more.

Using your considerable design experience and innovative thinking, you will be tasked with creating designs for visual brand communications, but you may also be called upon for other design tasks (photography, illustration, etc.) based on your skillset. Our design team prides itself on being multitalented and flexible, and we look for the same in our potential candidates.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop and design assets for events, communications, web, marketing, sales, products, and anything else that needs graphic design work to communicate Tesla’s visual style in a creative way. This can be anything from full-on campaigns from start-to-finish or unique one-off properties
  • Some projecs will require you to work with engineers, digital modelers, architects, and other professionals within the company
  • Participate in cross-functional strategy, timing, and process discussion as it pertains to the brand and our visual design principles
  • Work cross-functionally with designers of other disciplines
  • Work with suppliers to achieve our design goals on any physical assets
  • Collaborate with the fabrication team to complete prototypes when necessary
  • Occasionally participate in design efforts outside of your area of expertise as necessity and as your own skillset dictates

What You’ll Bring

  • Currently pursing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Graphic Design (or similar) with a graduation date between 2024-2026
  • Must be able to show a portfolio of work that reflects creative thinking, broad range, and modern, minimalist taste
  • Prior work experience in visual design or a related field
  • Beneficial to have technical knowledge of product development as it relates to graphic design (such as printing, web and mobile app development, etc)
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud Programs (Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, etc), and either Sketch or Figma
  • Ideal candidate will have added experience in some combination of the following: Photography and retouching, 3D modeling and visualization, animation, illustration, SketchUp
  • Excellent at creating and maintaining cross-functional working relationships.
  • Exceptional visual and oral communication skills
  • Must be self-motivated and able to manage multiple parallel-path projects
  • Demonstrated an ability to deliver successful designs under tight timing constraints and provide examples of such scenarios throughout career

Compensation and Benefits

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

$20.00 - $50.00 + 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.



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.

Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.

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