Intern, Battery Durability Testing - Summer 2024

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Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2023-10-30

Category: emobility

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Lucid is the new generation of EV. Our relentless focus on innovation, luxury, and sustainability drives us into a reality where you no longer have to choose between doing great things, doing the right thing, and doing everything with the highest regard for efficiency and design. There were luxury cars, then EVs, now there’s Lucid.  

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobility
At Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility.
We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design – where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are no longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience.
Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we’re providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.

 We are seeking an intern on the High-Voltage Battery Technical Testing Team. This internship opportunity is looking for an Engineering Student with a passion for high performance Electric Vehicles and an interest in learning about and contributing to the research and testing that goes into engineering the industry-leading battery mechanical systems that bring them to life. The ideal candidate for this opportunity is someone who has a strong sense of curiosity and determination, can work well in a fast paced, team-oriented environment, who enjoys a challenge, and who intends to pursue an engineering career in the automotive or clean energy industries. The candidate is expected to have a solid foundational understanding of mechanical principles, and display proficiency in topics covered in relevant coursework or prior technical/practical experience. 

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At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.
To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 


  • Support Vibration testing of the high voltage battery pack and its components for new and future vehicles 
  • Contribute to validation testing for new parts/systems designs 
  • Assist in collection and analysis of both test and field data
  • Develop hands on skills with test engineering and related equipment/processes
  • Apply concepts from coursework to drive creative solutions to complex problems
  • Learn gow the EV startup industry operates
  • Support design and analysis of fixtures for vibration tests
  • Develop and strengthen communication, project/time management, technical, and presentation skills
  • Learn the testing process from failure mode definition, to designing the test methods, selection and usage of relevant standards, to test execution, and finally to analyzing and reporting the status
  • Requirements:

  • Field(s) of study: Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field 
  • Relevant Concentrations/Specialties: Automotive, Sustainable Energy, Vibrations/Acoustics, mechatronics 
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program at an accredited university 
  • Proof of enrollment in current or into next program (MS) Related project experience 
  • Strong understanding of Mechanical Engineering fundamentals
  • Demonstrate ability to apply first-principles engineering
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others
  • Curious, and eager to learn
  • Student project work such as Formula SAE, Baja, Solar Car, etc. 
  • Program Information:

  • Timing: May- August, or June-September pending class schedules. 
  • Duration of Internship: Our internship program is 12 weeks; the end date is flexible based on individual needs.
  • Work Location & Environment:   This position will be in Newark, CA, and is fully in-person.  The working environment will be a mix of lab & office work.
  • Relocation: One round trip flight to the assigned work location from/to permanent residence.  
  • Housing/Transportation: You must provide your own living arrangements and transportation in the local area.  
  • Background Check: All offers of employment are contingent on clearing a background check. 
  • Drug Screening: All offers of employment are contingent on passing a drug screen.  
  • Medical benefits: Dental and vision on day 1 for all interns working 32+ hours a week; medical for interns in California working 32+ hours a week. 
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