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...


The Upper Body BiW Design Engineering Intern will own a portion of the upper body design. You will collaborate with other stakeholders to deliver vehicle structural performance, packaging, mass, cost, and timing targets.  

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.


  • Design and develop Body-in-White system to meet vehicle requirements (function, cost, weight) 
  • Develop the architecture and propose alternative engineer solutions for design themes and provide feedback to design team 
  • Work on cross-functional teams (Studio, Manufacturing, Interior) to develop efficient designs and leading the integration of interfacing components 
  • Interact with CAE team and interpret results to meet all Regulatory, Safety, NVH, Deflection and Fatigue requirements 
  • Support development of DFMEA, DVP&Rs and GD&T documentation 
  • Manage deliverables for all program milestones including cost and timing 
  • Support testing, prototype build, and launch activities 
  • Coordinate with manufacturing teams on mass production assembly solutions, assembly sequence, and part feasibility 

Required Experience

  • A drive and willingness to learn with strong professionalism
  • Detail-oriented, quality and precision-focused
  • Self-motivated with a positive “can do” attitude

Preferred Experience

  • Maintaining a 3.0 GPA
  • Previous automotive internship or research assistant experience
  • Experience with CATIA V5 to develop complex 3D surfacing and solid models
  • V6 Experience
  • Formula SAE 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.