About Canoo

If you're intrigued by the dream of working alongside the smartest & most revolutionary designers and engineers in the EV space, Canoo just may be the place for you. Are you a person who is irked by the status quo? Do you derive personal satisfaction from doing something you've never done before, and seeing that work actually put into production? Here at Canoo, every day is vastly different from the one before it, as we're moving swiftly toward our goal of changing the way the world looks at Urban Mobility. We’re a well-funded start-up, led by the who's who of EV business leaders, whose passion brought them together on this special mission. We're diligently preparing for our first vehicle launch and looking for deeply experienced and passionate talent, who are not just looking for a “job," but rather are driven to raise the bar and create new benchmarks within the global EV industry. Read on...

Job Purpose

Be a part of the next wave with the Power Electronics team. Work alongside Canoo's talented and diverse Propulsion group for the next major phase of development. You will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in working with the build and testing of vital high voltage components and systems. The experience you gain through this internship will be broad, and helpful in preparing you for other fast-paced work environments.

This is a paid internship for Summer 2021 with an option to start on May 24, 2021 or June 21, 2021 and an option to end on August 13, 2021 or September 10, 2021.


  • Provide mechanical engineering support for new product development activities
  • Support in the build of power electronics assemblies and the optimization of work instructions
  • Execute verification testing as defined by the mechanical specification and test plan
  • Track accuracy of cost/mass of assemblies, including sub-components to support optimization studies by alignment to vehicle targets
  • Track BOM of relevant assemblies and manage inventory of all subcomponents
  • Work directly with mechanical designers on CAD models and drawings
  • Generate and/or process engineering revisions as needed

Required Experience

  • Currently pursuing or completion of a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Must be at a minimum in second year of pursuit in BS degree
  • Good time management habits, ability to multi-task, ability to sustain focus on long tasks
  • Ability to communicate thoughts and technical ideas in an accessible way
  • Attitude of taking initiative, enthusiasm, eagerness to learn, teamwork, creativity
  • Enjoy a team environment and also flexible enough to work independently where needed

Preferred Experience

  • Previous engineering internship or co-op experience in the automotive space
  • Professional or recreational hands-on experience in automotive
  • Catia V6 experience

What’s cool about our internship program…

  • Work with some of the most innovative minds in EV
  • Work closely with leaders working on LIVE projects in the EV industry
  • Build long lasting relationships in a high-growth start up that will redefine urban mobility
  • Take a big step towards your future career
  • Lots of team-building and networking opportunities (even remotely)
  • All Internships are PAID internships

Canoo is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Any unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles submitted in response to our job posting shall be considered the property of Canoo Inc. and its subsidiaries and are not subject to payment of referral or placement fees if any such candidate is later hired by Canoo unless you have a signed written agreement in place with us which covers the applicable job posting.