About GM Student Corps:
GM does well by doing good. We believe strongly that our future business and society depend on today’s bold actions! We started the GM Student Corps, a comprehensive personal and professional development program for Southeast Michigan high school students, in 2013 with the goal of preparing students to face today’s challenges and become tomorrow’s leaders. Each summer, the program hires teams of high school students and pairs them with GM retirees and college interns. For 8 weeks, these teams operate as small, semi-autonomous business units to identify, plan and execute service projects to make a positive impact in their communities and schools. In this unique role, college interns can make a great impact in the metro-Detroit community, while simultaneously preparing for their own future professional careers.
Interns are assigned to a high school team where they will partner with two to three GM retirees to lead a group of 10 students. As an intern, you would play a crucial role in the program as you co-lead these community-focused projects, while instructing critical life skills and helping students determine their next steps to achieve their post-high school goals.
For a deeper look into the program, check out this video here: https://youtu.be/Xj5SKFi980M
Internship Focus Areas:
Project Management: Brainstorm, research, design, and execute community improvement projects alongside the retirees, guiding the students these valuable skills along the way.
Leadership and Communication: Ability to lead and communicate to varying levels of program participants (high school students, retirees, and program management).
Mentoring: Spend time with the students discussing their next steps after high school – what career fields are of interest to them, what type of higher education is required, where to obtain that education, and how to navigate the higher education space successfully.
Lesson Plan Facilitation: Build and facilitate lessons to help instruct the students valuable soft skills such as communication, teamwork, and presenting.
- Currently pursuing a degree in Business, Engineering, Communications, Psychology, Technology, Social Work, or Education.
- Preferred graduation date between December 2022 and June 2023: but would consider sophomore/freshmen for the right candidate
- Demonstrates leadership in field of study, extra-curricular activities or service organizations
- Able to work full time – 40 hours per week during the summer month
- Performs other related duties as assigned
- Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization as needed
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to distill complex subjects to a wider audience
- Emerging partnership and collaboration skills and ability to learn from and share knowledge with co-workers in a fast-paced environment
- High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, takes initiative/is proactive
- Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability and trust
- Consistently demonstrates innovative thinking that is customer-centric
- Preferred ability to drive company vehicles for work assignments, such as 15-person passenger vans and pickup trucks
- Willing and able to participate in community improvement projects with teams, this could include, but is not limited to, yardwork, painting, and learning to utilize new tools
GM will provide a one-time lump sum taxable stipend payment to each student selected for the 2022 Student Program.
PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU DO NOT NEED SPONSORSHIP TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES NOW OR IN THE FUTURE. WE ARE UNABLE TO CONSIDER CANDIDATES WHO REQUIRE SPONSORSHIP.
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