About Canoo

Canoo has developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with bold innovations in design, pioneering technologies, and a unique business model that defies traditional ownership to put customers first. Distinguished by its experienced team – totaling over 500 employees from leading technology and automotive companies – Canoo has designed a modular electric platform purpose-built to deliver maximum vehicle interior space and adaptable to support a wide range of vehicle applications for consumers and businesses. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by autonomy and purpose, and get things done.

Job Purpose

Canoo is looking for a Controls Engineering Intern to assist the Battery/Powertrain group. As a Controls Engineering Intern, 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.


  • 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 enrollment at an accredited college/university - Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science or Aerospace Engineering
  • Maintaining a minimum of 3.2 GPA in a 4.0 grade scale
  • 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

  • Bachelor’s Degree and enrollment at an accredited college/university – Master’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science or Aerospace Engineering
  • 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.