Our Mission

The General Motors Communications Internship Program is dedicated to providing communications students with practical experience to build their skill set in media relations, storytelling, media training, strategic planning and event execution.

Based on function availability, students can have the opportunity to work on projects in the following areas: Internal and External Communications, Investor Relations, Corporate News Relations, Corporate Communications, Manufacturing Communications and Brand Communications.


Our Program

Below are the qualifications for the 2017 General Motors Communications Internship Program. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree (communications, journalism or public relations degrees preferred)
  • Have not completed all graduation requirements before the end of internship
  • Graduate students must have completed their first year; undergraduate students must at least be a junior or senior
  • Have the right to work in the United States without sponsorship
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Diversity candidates and/or candidates with foreign language skills will be strongly considered (i.e., Spanish, Korean, Mandarin)

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Track Program

What is it? Based on their performance over the summer, interns may be offered an opportunity to join the TRACK program. It is a three-year program that allows participants to rotate through three key assignments – brand and technology, corporate and manufacturing communications.

Young professionals who did not participate in the GM summer internship program and have less than a year of professional experience may also have the opportunity to apply for a TRACK position. Details on the application process will be provided at the beginning of the summer 2017.

How do participants benefit?

  • Attain full-time employment
  • Gain a better understanding of the business and assimilate into the organization faster
  • Grow critical skills and competencies in key areas that develop early career talent
  • Advance opportunities for networking

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Our Stories

Freya Thodesen-Kasparian
Hey there! My name is Freya, and I am the summer 2016 Chevrolet brand communications intern. My experience has been a fantastic opportunity to hone my public relations skills, particularly in the form of media relations. Not only have I been able to provide onsite support at media events in Detroit, Atlanta and Texas, I have played an integral role in the process of pitching reporters, writing press releases, building media lists and networking with our key contacts.

This internship has been the most hands-on, informative deep-dive into the world of brand communications that I could have asked for. Throughout my summer in the Renaissance Center, I have been able to get a taste of what it’s like to represent one of the most established automotive brands in the world in some of our most important markets.

Jasmine Browley
During my summer ‘16 assignment with the Buick-GMC brand communications team, I honed my public relations and strategic branding skills with the guidance of top executives, taken concepts from ideation to fruition with the full support of the General Motors family and traveled with GMC across the country.

Interning with GM will not only change your mindset of the company, but will help you evolve as a communications professional.

Leah Seay
As a Story Bureau intern at General Motors, my role was dedicated to focusing on GM’s earned media efforts and supporting the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands and various GM functions through storytelling and engagement. However, the opportunities I had to work outside of my team with Internal Communications, Diversity Communications, HR, Investor Relations and Corporate Giving gave me a greater understanding of business acumen and the different roles that communication plays at GM.

Whether one desires to pursue a career at GM, another organization, or is still in school, GM provides its interns with access to the very best resources and professionals to enhance their skillset and prepare for a successful career in the communications profession.

Raeven Henry
Hi! My name is Raeven Henry and I am the summer 2016 Manufacturing Communications intern. My experience with General Motors changed my perception of what it is like to work for such a large, global corporation. I thought that I would be lost in an enormous, stiff corporate environment, but that was not the case at all.

I was welcomed by people who were willing to grab coffee or lunch with me because they were interested in learning more about me professionally and personally. The hospitality of my coworkers made me feel as if I belonged in both the global presence of GM and the thriving city of Detroit!

Trevor Thompkins
General Motors is like no other place I have ever interned at. The scale of this company, the number of incredible stories to be told and interacting with the media who follow the company every day were incredible to experience. The work environment was conducive to hands-on learning and taking charge of assignments that add value to GM. You meet people with such a range of experiences, from life-long GM employees to former journalists, and they take great care to mentor you by passing on lessons and growth opportunities. GM feels like a company that is more focused by the day on building good cars and looking to the future. As an intern, they made it easy to learn about the company, the industry and communications tips to get your career moving.