Intern, Power Electronics Test & Validation – Summer 2024

Newark, CA
Hardware Engineering – Powertrain Engineering /
/ On-site
Leading the future in luxury electric and mobility
At Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility.
We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design – where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are no longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience.
Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we’re providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.

This internship position will be with the Power Electronics Test & Validation group. This position requires a talented engineer with passion and experience to ideate and create an accelerated durability test. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.   


    • Develop, validate, and run test automation and post-data analysis scripts for accelerated lifetime tests for Power Electronics
    • Research, develop, and implement virtual validation and damaging models
    • Ability to implement prediction models using AI/ML
    • Self-starter mentality, with the tested ability to create tests from concept to implementation
    • Define tests and perform data analysis to validate durability over vehicles lifetime
    • Analyze and review data to ensure that hardware is operating as expected


    • Field(s) of study: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics or related fields  
    • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD Degree program at an accredited university
    • Proof of enrollment in current or into next program (MS, PhD)  
    • Demonstrate ability to apply first-principles engineering  
    • Strong understanding of electronics, and electric machines 
    • Experience with durability tests and understanding of damaging mechanisms of electronics, and electric machines  
    • Skilled in python scripting 
    • Self-starter, with ability to drive project from end to end with little guidance. This role will be focused on R&D 
    • Matlab/Simulink experience
    • Experience using LabVIEW/ANSYS
    • FSAE experience is a plus

Program Information:

    • Timing: May- August, or June-September pending class schedules. 
    • Duration of Internship: Our internship program is 12 weeks; the end date is flexible based on individual needs.
    • Work Location & Environment:   This position will be in Newark, CA, and is fully in-person.  The working environment will be a mix of lab & office work.
    • Relocation: One round trip flight to the assigned work location from/to permanent residence.  
    • Housing/Transportation: You must provide your own living arrangements and transportation in the local area.  
    • Background Check: All offers of employment are contingent on clearing a background check. 
    • Drug Screening: All offers of employment are contingent on passing a drug screen.  
    • Medical benefits: Dental and vision on day 1 for all interns working 32+ hours a week; medical for interns in California working 32+ hours a week. 

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