This spring, General Motors will offer a third round of its Take 2 program, a 12-week career re-entry internship for experienced technical professionals. The program will include positions at its Austin IT center. It’s an opportunity to return to the workforce for professionals with technical backgrounds who took a career break of two or more years.
The program prepares 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. Paid internships will begin in mid-March and will be available in the following areas: Customer Care and Aftersales, Global Finance, Manufacturing, Global Propulsion Systems, Information Technology, Manufacturing Engineering and Vehicle Engineering.
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 says. “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,” says Tom Timko, vice president, controller and chief accounting officer.
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 an application.