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 Powertrain intern will be responsible for testing and validation activities of cutting edge EV powertrain.

This is a paid internship for immediate hire.


  • Executing the powertrain characterization, and validation activities using dyno
  • Implementing the test profiles using dyno
  • Support dyno maintenance and calibration activities
  • Support assembly and setup of drive unit test stands and fixtures
  • Test results documentation and reporting
  • Work with electrical, software, and mechanical engineers to identify component, test stand, and fixture specifications and requirements

Required Experience

  • Currently pursuing or recently completed Master’s Degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
  • Experience with powertrain testing such as efficiency maps, capability curves, drive profiles tests, thermal characterization of the motor and inverter
  • Experience with EV powertrain components such as inverter and motor
  • Strong understanding of electrical, mechanical, and thermal physics
  • Background in programming
  • Strong communication skills and experience with presenting results and recommendations to multidisciplinary teams

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with EV powertrain
  • Experience with dyno

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.