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Research and Development Intern-Commercialization, Intellectual Property and Operations

  • Location
    • Warren, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted



At General Motors we pride ourselves on designing, building and selling the world's best vehicles. We are seeking a new generation of visionaries to help launch bold engineering and business initiatives, and shape new directions for General Motors. As an intern or co-op student through our EXCEL (Exploring Careers through Experiential Learning) Program you will gain hands-on career specific experiences to maximize your real world potential.

Collaborating on innovation challenges, interacting with Industry leaders, attending cross-functional networking events and volunteering for community service activities.

The Role:

As part of the Commercialization, Intellectual Property and Operations (CIPO) Internship Program, you will be collaborating on challenging projects, interacting with Industry leaders, and gaining exposure to GM’s technologies.  Your efforts will support the commercialization of GM Intellectual Property (IP) and strengthening of our strategic IP portfolio. The Internship Program is a 10-12 week internship where current college students will perform jobs and gain valuable work experience in one or more of the following areas:

What You’ll Do:

  • Drive technology development and commercialization globally through strategic partnerships. Assist in identifying and cataloging GM patented intellectual property for potential licensing, identifying potential partners, developing technical marketing materials, and performing searches of GM and competitor intellectual property through online databases.

  • Support innovation and technology development by partnering with universities. Update playbook of clauses used in academic contracts, perform data audits and management of contracts, and provide overall support of university contracting efforts.

  • Develop tools and processes to improve the GM R&D IP user experience and automate workflows. Maintain and update electronic repository of intellectual property maps and review/update status of patents in GM’s patent management system.

  • Other ancillary support including special projects in Export Compliance, Library, Operations and Safety as needed.

Additional Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications):

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering, or Business Administration
  • Sophomore status or above.  Junior or Senior preferred.

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

  • General understanding of automotive technology
  • General interest in intellectual property (patents, trade secrets, etc.)
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office software, SharePoint a plus
  • Programming experience (Visual Basic, Python, C, etc.)
  • Well-developed communication skills verbal and written
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with direction
  • Able to secure relevant information and identify key issues
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to multitask

The salary range for this role is $3800-$5200, dependent upon class status and degree.

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

Benefits :

Benefit options are not available for this role.

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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. 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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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.

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