GM Launching Take 2, a Career Re-Entry Internship Program for Female Engineers
General Motors has announced a new program called “Take 2,” a pilot internship for experienced female engineers that have been out of the workforce for two or more years but are now looking to make a return.
Women who have technical backgrounds in the fields of vehicle engineering, manufacturing engineering, or manufacturing operations are eligible for the 12-week internship, which begins on April 1, 2016. GM says that Take 2 interns will receive training and professional development, as well as the “opportunity to network with other technical leaders to gain exposure to and understanding of GM’s structure and functional areas.”
According to General Motors, Take 2 is part of a larger initiative by the automaker to increase the STEM talent pipeline that is driven by iRelaunch, a career re-entry firm, and the Society of Women Engineers.
“GM is proud to be a founding member of the STEM Re-entry Task force, and understands there are many high-caliber, technical women who have taken a break from their careers and are ready to come back to work but may feel out of touch with their former professional network,” said Global Thermal Engineering executive director Kristen Siemenand, who is serving as executive champion of the program. “The Take 2 program provides them a unique opportunity to refresh their skills and rebuild their network while working on real engineering programs for GM.”
GM is joined in the STEM Re-entry Task Force by fellow founding members Booz Allen Hamilton, Caterpillar, Cummins, IBM, Intel, and Johnson Controls.
To apply for the Take 2 program, click here.