Localization Academy

Internship, Technical Project Manager, Firmware Localization (Summer 2024)

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 projects that are critical to their team’s success.

About The Team
The Firmware Localization team implements localized features by region on the Infotainment displays of Tesla’s fleet. When a customer interacts with our vehicles, how the text is viewed (language, size, font) affects their experience. You will work with developers, product managers, linguists, and designers to ensure we are delivering the best-in-class user experience when new features are added to the UI. You will view our products through the eyes of the customer and help provide the most awesome user experience imaginable.

What You’ll Do

  • Manage translation projects on Smartling for UI features, Mobile App, and Release Notes content
  • Initiate actions that will improve process and translation quality
  • Support new market initiatives in international regions
  • Perform daily testing and validation support for localized languages
  • Develop style guide and glossary for UI and Mobile App Localization
  • Serve as point of contact for external linguists
  • Support with admin and follow-up tasks for translation projects and bugs on JIRA

  • What You’ll Bring

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Linguistics, Human-Computer Interaction, or related field of study with a gradation date between 2024 – 2025
  • Able to work a minimum of 16 weeks
  • Excellent written and spoken communication in English and another language
  • Experience with copywriting, editing, and using style guides is a plus
  • Strong project management skills
  • Basic coding and scripting skills (Linux, C++, bash) a plus
  • Prior experience with software development and program management tools (Jira, GIT/Stash, Confluence) is preferred but not required

  • Benefits
    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

    $30.05 – $42.07/hour + 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.

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