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2023 Summer Intern - Engineering Design

  • Warren
  • Students & Recent Graduates
  • Full Time
  • Added
  • JR-000087696


At GM, we earn customers for life. We build brands that inspire passion and loyalty. This starts with the design of each and every vehicle. We like to place our "innovate now" culture in the forefront of what we are doing.

As a Design Engineering Intern you are responsible for developing design solutions to meet component requirements and performance standards. This includes problem solving with support of Advanced Development Analysis Software. Multi-functional team communication is required for proper issue resolution. Daily activities require you to understand basic design concepts and problem solving. This means you have the ability to work with minimal direction and make basic decisions based on general practices and procedures. We would also love you to grow skills to be proficient in CAD Tools and understanding basic Standard Modeling Methods and Best Practices.

Primary Responsibilities

·       Developing an understanding of manufacturability of components and subsystems

·       Participates in design reviews and integration work groups

·       Documents and maintains materials, mass, and other part specifications within the Math file

·       Completes NX Analysis for their subsystem. Applies results and learning to future models

·       Coordinates guidance from multiple internal / external customers to meet requirements

·       Shares lessons learned with Team and/or Organization

·       Creates quality math data (models) and executes appropriate engineering changes

·       Keeps Design team aware of project status, timing, and technical issues

·       Actively identifies new areas for learning and takes advantage of learning opportunities

·       Alignment to the Global Virtual Design Group: Chassis, Body, Interiors, Thermal, Electrical, Engine/Transmission, Data Management, Virtual Engineering, Virtual Build and Visualization

Additional Description


·       Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Product Design, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, or Engineering Technology

·       Must be Sophomore standing or higher

Desired Skills:

·       Successful completion of CAD (Solid Works/NX/Catia/etc.) and Analysis (CAE/FEA) courses

·       Knowledgeable in appropriate design methods and procedures based on common modeling process

·       Developing knowledge of CAE and interpreting results

·       Understanding of product design concepts and manufacturing processes (i.e. injection molding, stamping, extrusion, machining, etc.)

·       Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

·       Analytical problem-solving skills

·       Basic understanding of Specifications and Release terms and systems

·       Knowledge of statistical methods as applied to experimental design and process development

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to distill complex subjects to a wider audience

·       Emerging partnership and teamwork skills and ability to learn from and share knowledge with co-workers in a fast-paced environment

·       High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, take initiative/self-directed

·       Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability, and trust

·       Consistently demonstrates innovative thinking that is customer-centric

This role offers the following Work Appropriately strategies:

·       Onsite:  This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis.

·       Hybrid:  This position does not require an employee to be onsite full-time to perform most effectively.  The employee’s role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired.

GM will provide a one-time lump sum taxable stipend payment to each student selected for the 2023 Student Program


About GM

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. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

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.