Nikola Corporation

Data Engineer Intern

Job description


We are seeking an ambitious Data Engineer Intern to join our Product Management team. This role is designed for students who are eager to apply their technical skills in a real-world product management context. The intern will work on integrating and managing data solutions that support product development and decision-making processes.

The internship requires to be onsite in Phoenix, AZ.


  • Collaborate with product managers and data scientists to design and build data architectures that support product initiatives
  • Develop, construct, test, and maintain data pipelines and architectures aligned with business goals
  • Implement data collection systems, data analytics, and other strategies that optimize data quality and efficiency
  • Utilize programming skills in SQL, Python, or similar to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets
  • Document and maintain data systems and database designs for ongoing product projects


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field with a strong focus on data engineering
  • Proficient in data manipulation languages and tools such as SQL, Python, and big data technologies
  • Understanding of software engineering and data architecture principles
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic team environment
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively share insights and technical details across functional teams

What We Offer:

  • A hands-on experience in data engineering within a product management setting, driving real impact on product decisions and business outcomes
  • Exposure to advanced data management practices and collaboration with experienced data scientists and product managers
  • A supportive environment that encourages innovation and professional growth through mentorship and training

This internship is a perfect opportunity for aspiring Data Engineers to gain practical experience, utilize their technical skills, and contribute to exciting product management projects within a dynamic team.

Candidates must have current U.S. work authorization or be TN eligible from Mexico or Canada. This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT.

EEO Statement

Nikola Corporation™ is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

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