Mechanical Design Interns

Harris CompaniesOakland, CA

3 months ago


Job Title

Mechanical Design Intern

Job Location

  • Oakland, CA
  • 520 3rd St
  • Oakland, CA 94607, USA

Job Overview

As a Mechanical Design Intern, you will apply knowledge gained through formal education to a professional work environment, including applying conceptual engineering techniques to design various types of mechanical systems. Your responsibilities will involve assisting with envisioning, designing, and delivering innovative design solutions that meet customer needs and increase efficiency and cost-effectiveness in construction and operation.

  • Gain on-the-job experience and knowledge of the Mechanical/HVAC/Plumbing design process
  • Get a realistic job preview and explore other career opportunities within the Design + Engineering team
  • Get exposure to other departments and learn how your role impacts the business as a whole
  • Translate concepts learned in the classroom to real-world experiences


Pay Range: $18.09 - $33.92 per hour

The actual salary offer will vary by candidate based on a wide range of factors such as specific skills, qualifications, experience, and location.


  • Apply conceptual engineering techniques to design various types of mechanical systems
  • Assist in envisioning, designing, and delivering innovative design solutions
  • Ensure customer needs are met and strive for increased efficiency and cost-effectiveness in construction and operation


  • Must be a current student working toward a degree in mechanical engineering, architectural engineering, energy engineering, or a related field
  • Basic understanding of approaches and options for implementing low energy, high-performance, resilient, and sustainable design for mechanical systems
  • Proven math, accuracy, and detail-orientation skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, problem-solving, and ability to identify problems

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Mechanical Engineering46%

  • Engineering14%

  • Electrical And Electronics Engineering9%

  • Design And Applied Arts3%

  • Computer Engineering2%

  • 74 other majors23%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • Boeing
  • Intel Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Tesla Motors
  • Eaton
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Oakland, CA | $6,327/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,927

  • Miscellaneous$1,096

  • Food$570

  • Utilities$368

  • Transportation$366


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