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2023 Summer Intern - Creative Designer

At General Motors we pride ourselves on designing, building and selling the world's best vehicles and transportation solutions. We are seeking a new generation of visionaries to help launch bold Design initiatives, and shape new directions for General Motors. As an intern through our EXCEL (Exploring Careers through Experiential Learning) Program you will gain hands-on career specific experiences to maximize your real-world potential while learning from industry leaders and experts in Creative Design.  
We are excited to announce GM Design’s 2023 Internship opportunities, including: 
  • Creative Design Interiors 
  • Creative Design Exteriors 
  • Advanced Design Interiors 

***Please note, you must submit a Portfolio to be considered for this position – See Instructions Below***  

General Purpose of Position:  
Develop new designs for automotive vehicles or other products where decisions are made with general practices and standards. Follow the design process from the sketch form to the final release of model – presentation of a property/scale model. Support world-class quality execution of innovative interior production programs and concepts. Integrate customer focused needs and brand differentiation into all aesthetic proposals. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Create original design ideas. 
  • Make perspective sketches and renderings in scale and full size sufficient to communicate new design ideas. 
  • Develop two and three-dimensional mock-ups of proposed design solutions. 
  • Work with studio engineers, modelers, other designers and service and fabrication personnel in the development of new ideas in both two and three-dimensional form to required finish. 
  • Stay current with design trends. 
  • Present new thoughts and designs both orally and visually. 
  • Actively identifies new areas for learning and takes advantage of learning opportunities. 

Additional Description

Skills and Abilities: 
  • Good 2D and 3D visual communication skills. 
  • Creative proficiency with supporting portfolio. 
  • Good oral and written communications skills. 
  • Good Interpersonal skills to work effectively with others. 

Education and Training:  
Currently working towards a Bachelor or Advanced degree in the following: 
  • Industrial Design 
  • Product Design 
  • Transportation Design 
Must be graduating on or after December 2023.

This role offers the following Work Appropriately strategies: 
  • Onsite: This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis. 

GM will provide a one-time lump sum taxable stipend payment to each student selected for the 2023 Student Program 

To be considered for this position, you will need to submit a portfolio in addition to your resume and profile. We strongly recommend linking your online portfolio in the "website" section of the application as we are able to access much larger files that way. If your portfolio is not available online, please follow the instructions below to upload your portfolio as a separate attachment as you did with the resume. Please NO dropbox files or Google docs.  
1. Save your portfolio as a pdf document  
2. Name your portfolio your LAST NAME, FIRST NAME. Example: Candidate name is John Smith. Portfolio pdf file name is: Smith, John.pdf  
3. Upload as an attachment - you may have to condense the file.   
DISCLAIMER: The Works included in your Career Portfolio must not be subject to any non-disclosure and/or confidentiality agreement. If the Works in your Career Portfolio are owned by your current or former employer, or by any other Third Party, there must be an express written consent from the Owner allowing the Works to be included in your Career Portfolio for sharing with General Motors (“GM”). By sharing your Career Portfolio, you grant to GM the right to quote, paraphrase, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use all or any portion of the Career Portfolio for purposes of making a hiring determination. By sharing your Career Portfolio, you also agree to release and discharge GM, and its licensees, successors, and assigns, from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action that you may have regarding any use of the Career Portfolio, including (but not limited to) any claims based on the right to privacy, the right to publicity, copyright, libel, defamation, or any other right. 

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

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Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.  We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at or call us at 800-865-7580. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.