START Service Technician Intern Program


Candidates Must Reside in USA Remote only

Full time

Business Operations


Mar 11

Tesla START Service Technician Intern Program

What to Expect

The START Program Technician will go through an intensive EV service training program designed to provide the candidates with the skills necessary for a successful career with Tesla. During the program, students will develop technical expertise and earn certifications through a blended approach of in-class theory, hands-on labs and self-paced learning. Students are also given enhanced soft skills and team-based repair practices. Tesla is a culturally diverse and pluralistic company committed to working in a multicultural environment where differences are valued and respected. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and intersectional individuals are encouraged to apply.

What You’ll Do

Learning and understanding of all Tesla vehicle products Participate in team-based activities, both lab and lecture Follow safety protocols at all times Enhanced organization by keeping tooling organized Complete weekly curriculum objectives Maintain consistent and professional rapport with instructor Participate in scheduled interview training and soft skills sessions Demonstrate ability to effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet deadlines Pass a written general automotive exam not specific to Tesla vehicles Minimum 40 hours a week dedicated to training and service center support Maintain a 100% attendance percentage throughout the 16-week program

What You’ll Bring

High School Diploma or GED, and post-secondary automotive education level (or equivalent military service experience) acceptable to Tesla Must be at least 18 years of age Attend and pass each of the 16-week training sessions with an 85% or higher GPA Valid driver’s license, clean driving record and insurable Must be capable of reporting to training location or local service center as needed Must be willing to relocate upon successful completion of the program Ability to lift up to 60 pounds Must follow verbal and written instructions with attention to detail Be able to work in a team-based environment and achieve set goals Must have a "safety first" attitude Familiar understanding of the English language Basic computer skills, including navigating web browsers and using standard applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) Accept employment at a Tesla Service Center within 30 days of graduation from the program

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

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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