General Motors is looking to help women engineers get a second start. The automaker announced a pilot internship program titled “Take 2” to help experienced women engineers re-enter the field after a break of more than two years.
Take 2 will encompass a 12-week internship program for women with technical backgrounds in vehicle engineering, manufacturing engineering, or manufacturing operations. Interns will receive professional training and the opportunity to work alongside other GM engineers to understand the automaker’s structure and gain an understanding in other functional areas.
The program is aimed at bringing in more STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) employees, driven by the Society of Women Engineers and iRelaunch, a career re-entry firm.
“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 Kristen Siemen, executive director Global Thermal Engineering and 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.”
The program begins on April 1, 2016, and interested applicants can find more information here.