General Motors Expands “Take 2” Internship Program for Women Looking to Return to the Workforce
Back in January of this year, General Motors created a pilot internship for experienced female engineers who were looking to return to the workforce after an absence of two or more years, called “Take 2.” Today the automaker announced that it will be expanding the popular 12-week career re-entry internship this fall, beginning paid internships in GM’s information technology, manufacturing, and engineering functions by mid-September.
GM created Take 2 to provide an opportunity for professionals with technical backgrounds who took a break from their career for a few years, potentially to start a family, but are now interested in returning to the workforce.
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The 12-week “audition” process involves training, professional development, and networking opportunities that prepare experienced interns for a full-time career in one of several fields at GM.
Sue Brann, chief administration officer at the GM Austin Innovation Center, said in a statement, “The pilot of 10 interns this spring was so successful, we jumped at the chance to utilize this program to add experienced IT team members to our organization.”
The fall program will offer positions at GM’s Austin Innovation Center, and at the company’s southeast Michigan campuses, including Warren, Milford, and Pontiac.
“As the executive sponsor of the Take 2 program, I am so pleased with how our organization has embraced the idea of welcoming experienced professionals into our company,” said Kristen Siemen, executive director of Global Thermal Engineering. “They bring an incredible breadth of experience, both professional and personal, to these positions. I look forward to expanding the program to other parts of our business in this next chapter.”
Available positions for the fall Take 2 program are already posted at the GM Careers website.
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