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

The Controls Engineering Intern will assist the Canoo Battery/Powertrain team. You will contribute primarily to the development of controls components including requirements authoring, algorithm development, model simulation, and unit testing of various controls functions. The Controls Engineering Intern will contribute to the integration and verification of controls components which will make the car work as designed. An ideal candidate will be able to start from problem definitions with some ambiguity and work towards definition of the problem and execute tasks to deliver solution.

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.


  • Develop additions to control logic & algorithms in Simulink
  • Review data from reported bug / concern tickets to determine root cause / propose solution
  • Develop test case for MiL simulation
  • Author / update requirements for software components and integration

Required Experience

  • Current pursuing or recently completed Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science or Aerospace Engineering
  • Basic knowledge with Microsoft Office applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience with MATLAB / Simulink
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Experience

  • Maintaining a minimum of 3.2 GPA in a 4.0 grade scale
  • Experience with CAN tools such as Vector Canalyzer & CANape / Etas Inca / ATI Vision is considered an asset
  • Previous work on extra-curricular teams such as Mini Baja, Formula SAE etc. is considered an asset
  • Experience with software versioning tools such as git/svn/mercurial is considered an asset
  • Experience with issue tracking software such as Jira, or Bugzilla is considered an asset

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.