Mechanical Engineer Intern - Power Electronics

Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation

Other Engineering
San Carlos, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Mechanical Engineer Intern - Power Electronics

Job Locations US-CA-San Carlos
Powertrain & Electronics

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the team at Joby Aviation is driven by our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine a piloted air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly carries you and your fellow passengers over the congested city streets below, enabling you to spend more time with the people and places that matter most. Since 2009, our team has worked steadily to make this dream a reality. We’ve designed and tested many generations of prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the Joby aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, scaling our manufacturing, and preparing to launch commercial service in 2025.


Joby Aviation is seeking a passionate student to join the Powertrain team in San Carlos, CA as a Mechanical Engineering Intern. This individual would be responsible for designing testing equipment, thermal systems aircraft components, low-voltage electronic housings, and manufacturing tooling. This role will involve design work starting at the conceptual level through full modeling and continue into manufacturing and testing.


  • Design of complicated components and packaging
  • Initial layout and sizing
  • Detailed design and fabrication specifications
  • Direct communication with vendors and technicians in manufacturing


  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills
  • Strong analytical background
  • Experience with hands-on design and testing
  • Proficiency in mechanical design, materials selection, kinematics, troubleshooting, and analysis
  • Proficiency with CAD


  • Experience with CATIA CAD, specifically using Generative Shape Design, Part Design, and Assembly Design modules.

Relocation Assistance: This position does not offer relocation assistance. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

The pay range for undergraduate interns, which includes freshman to senior level students, is $20-32/hr. The pay range for graduate interns with a Bachelor, Master, and/or Ph.D. degree is $5,400-$7,500/month. Individual pay is determined by internship role, department, experience, job-related skills, and level of education.


Joby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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