GM Career Re-Entry Internship Program Expands, Adds New Roles

Customer Care and Aftersales and Finance positions added to engineering and manufacturing roles for spring 2017

GM Career Re-Entry Internship Program Expands, Adds New Roles
GM Career Re-Entry Internship Program Expands, Adds New Roles

DETROIT — General Motors is offering a third round of its successful Take 2 program — 12-week career re-entry internships for experienced technical professionals — in spring 2017.

Paid internships will begin in mid-March and will be available in the following areas:

  • Customer Care and Aftersales (NEW)
  • Global Finance (NEW)
  • Manufacturing (NEW)
  • Global Propulsion Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Vehicle Engineering

GM, partnering with the Society of Women Engineers and iRelaunch, is a founding member of the STEM Reentry Task Force, which aims to create a structural change in the STEM sector by introducing the re-entry internship program as a vehicle for engaging with returning technical employees.

“General Motors has the fastest-scaling program of any of our member companies”, said Carol Fishman Cohen, iRelaunch CEO and co-founder. “GM is fully embracing the Take 2 concept and is reaping the benefits of tapping into this population of experienced professionals who have stepped away from their careers for various reasons.”

Take 2 is an opportunity for professionals with technical backgrounds who took a career break of two or more years and are interested in returning to the workforce. This 12-week “audition” will prepare experienced interns for a full-time career in one of several fields at GM through training, professional development and networking opportunities. GM has extended offers for permanent positions to 85 percent of the past Take 2 interns.

Susan Gray, currently a design release engineer responsible for electronic brake controls, took a short career break from GM when expecting her third child. She always thought she’d return to work when her three girls were in school, but her short break turned into a 20-year hiatus. “The Take 2 program has been a phenomenal experience for me,” Gray said. “I never expected to be able to return to a high-profile engineering position after such a long break in my career. The mentoring, job shadowing and peer network provided by this program have all been invaluable and critical to my success.”

“We have been impressed with the success of this program in other functions at GM, and we look forward to the great contributions these experienced interns will bring to our Finance organization,” said Tom Timko, vice president, controller and chief accounting officer.

The spring program will offer positions at GM’s southeast Michigan campuses, including Warren, Milford and Pontiac, as well as the company’s IT innovation centers in Austin, Texas, and new for spring, in Atlanta.

Available positions for the spring 2017 Take 2 program will be posted Jan. 6-27. Interested applicants can visit the GM Careers website for more information and to submit their application.