Process Engineering Intern
Cell Formation
Posted on 1/6/2023
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • Must be currently pursuing a Bachelors, Masters or PhD at an accredited university
  • Actively pursuing a degree or one closely related in Mechanical, Chemical, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or closely related industry
  • Fundamental knowledge of electrochemistry and testing methods (CV, EIS, PITT, GITT)
  • Previous history of internships, co-ops work in manufacturing environment preferred
  • Hands on experience in at least 3 of the characterization techniques including SEM/EDS, XPS, XRD, XRF, GC-MS, TGA/DSC, CT, optical microscope
  • Experience in cell teardown, operating glove box and coin cell/single-layer pouch cell assembly
  • Experience with Python, JMP, Databases (SQL, NoSQL)
  • Working internship experience in industry or national labs on battery cell R&D preferred
  • Conduct Lithium-ion test cell tear down, post-mortem analysis and physical inspection
  • Work and learn electrochemical methods for cell/material/failure analysis
  • Carry on electrode material and SEI characterization experiments
  • Work on material characterizations to figure out root-cause of cell failures
  • Integrate testing data to Rivian's data platform, perform data visualizations

10,001+ employees

Electric vehicles manufacturer
Company Overview
Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. The company believes there is a more responsible way to explore the world and is determined to make the transition to sustainable transportation an exciting one. Rivian designed their emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles to challenge what's possible.
  • Ownership for All: We offer every employee the opportunity to own Rivian stock through equity programs, supporting their financial wellness.
  • Mental and Emotional Wellness: We provide employees and their families access to mental wellness platforms and our Employees Assistance Program
  • Fertility and Family Planning: We support diverse family-building journeys, providing employees with benefits such as paid parental leave and financial support for adoption, fertility treatments or surrogacy.
  • Competitive Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages driven by mutual investment in our long-term growth and success.
  • Career Development: We enable all employees to own their development. Continuous learning opportunities and tuition reimbursement help drive performance, boost engagement and develop future leaders.
  • Transgender Benefits: In alignment with WPATH guidelines, our 2022 plans provide coverage toward medical, pharmacy and cosmetic needs.
Company Core Values
  • A diverse workforce
  • Embracing active allyship
  • Purpose-driven partnerships
  • Supporting our team