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2024 Summer Intern - Corporate Giving Student Corps



Work Arrangement:

  • Onsite: This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis.
  • Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be onsite fulltime to perform most effectively. The employee's role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired.

The Role:

In this unique role with the GM Student Corps Program (GMSC), college interns can make a great impact in the metro-Detroit community, while simultaneously preparing for their own future professional careers.  As a college intern, you will play a crucial role in the program as you co-lead community-focused projects, while instructing critical life skills and helping students determine their next steps to achieve their post-high school goals. College interns are exposed to different career paths in GM through workshops and trainings, mentorship with a GM employee in their field of study as well as participation in a group project tackling real world business problems.

About GM Student Corps:

GMSC is a comprehensive internship program in metro-Detroit, Flint and Pontiac that encompasses community service, life skills training, team building and mentoring. The program is centered around professional development to prepare students to tackle today’s challenges and become tomorrow’s leaders.


Each participating school team consists of 8 high school interns, 2 to 3 GM retirees and one college intern. Since 2013, GMSC's goal is preparing students to face today’s challenges and become tomorrow’s leaders.


For a deeper look into the program, check out the GM Student Corps website:



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).



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

Organize and facilitate lessons to help instruct the students valuable soft skills such as communication, teamwork, and presenting.


Program Administration

Maintain financial budget for assigned school team. Track and update payroll information for high school interns. Opportunity to learn and implement corporate giving process.


Professional Development

Network with GM employees and learn about different areas of the company. Weekly conversations with assigned Mentor to work on goals, practice skills and prepare of post college graduation.

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuit of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business, Engineering, Communications, Psychology, Sociology, Education, Technology, Social Work, Education or related degree.
  • Must be graduating between December 2024 and June 2027
  • Able to work fulltime, 40 hours per week during the summer months


What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Demonstrates participation and/or leadership in field of study, extra-curricular activities, or service organizations
  • 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

Student Stipend:
GM will provide a one-time lump sum taxable stipend payment to eligible students selected for the 2024 Student Program

Pay Transparency:
The salary range for this role is $3,800-$5,200 per month, dependent upon class status and degree.

Benefit options are not available for this role