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2024 Summer Intern - Strategy & Global Portfolio Planning Intern

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



Work Arrangement: This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to GM Global Technical Center in Warren, MI three times per week, at minimum.

The Role:

Strategy & Global Portfolio Planning is responsible for creating GM’s Global Vehicle, Propulsion, and Technology plans as we work to achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, and Zero Congestion. Our approach combines a deep understanding of customer needs and desires, with societal, market, and industry trends, as well as a vision for new possibilities for the transportation industry.

Intern opportunities include: 

Global Market Research

·       Engage with internal clients to develop a deep understanding of the customer needs/desires, the societal/technology trends, and the marketplace forces crafting the future of mobility, to build exciting and innovative vehicles/services, and effectively market them around the globe

Global Advanced Portfolio Planning

·       Guide development of future strategic products including new vehicle concepts and technologies; guide portfolio concept exploration to align complex and often conflicting business objectives and strategies

Regional Product Planning

·       Work closely with the marketing and sales divisions in defined geographies (North America, China, South America, and Other International) to determine the optimal mix of future vehicles and technologies for profitable segment leadership

Global Propulsion Systems Planning

·       Guide the development of GM’s powertrain products for market leadership (engines, transmissions, batteries, and electric drive units)

Economics and Forecasting

·       Data Science focused work that combines diverse inputs to generate rigorous sales forecasts:

·       Experience with scripting languages required (ex: Python, RMachine, or SQL)


Primary Responsibilities:

Interns within Strategy & Global Portfolio Planning engage in substantive projects – leading exciting initiatives that challenge convention and ignite innovation.  The intern’s primary responsibility is to gather, evaluate, synthesize, and analyze multiple data sources associated with their individual project to formulate clear and concise recommendations.

We are seeking individuals who are curious, willing to ask questions, take initiative, and be resourceful as they work on projects involving high levels of complexity and ambiguity.  Solid candidates will have strong analytical capability and exceptional skills in both written and oral communication.

Examples of previous intern projects include:

·       Via primary consumer research, collaborate with Marketing and Engineering to identify customer-centric needs in vehicle voice communications, interior displays, and future feature innovations

·       Analyzing and understanding the underlying economics of ride/vehicle sharing.

·       Examination of vehicle segments and determining potential new products relative to customer wants and needs, company growth, and financial objectives.

·       Imagining an autonomous world and how that reality will work with respect to infrastructure, connectivity, business models, etc.

·       Mining new business through millennial myth-busting to determine what transportation looks like for all generations.

Additional Description

Required Qualifications:

·       Pursuit of a Master’s degree in one of the following areas: MBA, Market Research, Economics, Statistics, Industrial/Organization Psychology, or related field

·       Must be graduating between August 2024 – December 2026

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

Pay Transparency: The salary range for this role is $4,800.00 - $7,300.00, dependent upon class status and degree.

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.

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