Internship, Mechanical Engineering, Summer 2023

Los Angeles, CA /
Intern /
/ On-site
Parallel Systems is an early-stage startup company developing the future of intermodal transportation. Our mission is to decarbonize freight while improving supply chain logistics and safety. We are developing vehicles and software to create new autonomous and electric transportation systems for existing rail infrastructure.

At Parallel Systems, we value the team as much as the mission. We want to work with talented people who are humble, motivated, and persistent. Our most successful team members are self-starters and collaborate with others to reach our collective goals.

Join us in the Arts District in summer of 2023 for an in-person internship! You will be assigned a project and a mentor, and interact daily with fellow engineers to create a completely new vehicle architecture.
As an intern, you'll be on a focused project that will include analysis, design, and verification in order bring ideas to reality. This could fall within several disciplines. We're currently developing the vehicle chassis design, perception system, platooning bumper assembly, and electric traction system including high voltage batteries, inverters, motors, and axles. Each of these products have opportunity to contribute directly to the design, manufacturing, validation, or integration. Additionally, we'll be executing vehicle pilot programs, in which we will be working directly with the integrated vehicles.
We are looking for interns with experience in any of the following: Application of first principles in problem solving and ideation, CAD design, GD&T, Component Fabrication, Test instrumentation, and analytical/scientific programming (i.e. Python, Matlab, Excel).


    • Work closely with multi-disciplinary engineering teams.
    • Execute on all phases of hardware development including requirements capture, prototyping, and design validation.
    • Design, build and analyze vehicle components, including structure and mechanisms.
    • Support vehicle integration and validation.


    • Currently enrolled in a full-time program working towards a bachelors, masters or PhD in mechanical engineering or a related engineering field
Parallel Systems is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any discriminatory factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. We work to build an inclusive environment in which all people can come to do their best work.