FAQs about GM Students Corps

Frequently Asked Questions 

How long will the program run?

The program is 10 weeks long with a one week vacation during the 4th of July week.

What are the days and times for work?

The work week will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The workday times are from 8am-5pm.

 At which high schools will the projects be located?

Cody

Detroit Central Collegiate Academy

East Detroit

Hamtramck

Harper Woods

Henry Ford

Lincoln

Madison

Melvindale

Osborn

River Rouge

A high school in Flint, Michigan

How will I know what school I have been assigned to?

You will receive an email indicating what school you have been assigned to with your team leaders contact information.

When will I meet with my team?

You will meet with your team a few times before the actual program takes place. During these meeting you will get a chance to get acquainted with your team and brainstorm project ideas.

Who will be my direct supervisor?

Your team leader, a GM retiree will be the person you would report to for any questions, concerns, tardies, absences and etc.

Will I work in the same location every day? 

Once you are assigned to a high school and you meet with your team, a decision of your work site will be made based upon the project that is agreed upon. 

What will the average day of a UDM intern look like?

The average day will consist of you brainstorming with your team, communicating with the team, especially team leaders, helping with the team's project, maintaining the team's records such as attendance, receipts, and other paperwork and any other tasks that maybe assigned. There may also be days that interns are required to meet at GM for special trainings and meetings.

What should I bring to work everyday?

Each workday you should bring your GM supplies, which will contain a safety kit, a laptop, and company cell phone.

Is there a dress code?

You will be required to wear your GM Student Corps shirt during the workweek and on tours.

Will lunch be provided?

Yes. Lunch will be provided during the one-hour lunch break; along with a supply of water to last throughout the day.

Am I responsible for my own transportation?

You will be responsible for your own transportation to your assigned high school.  But, you will travel to your work site with your team in a GM van.

What if I have a vacation planned?  Can I take time off?

Yes. Time can be taken off for vacations or personal reasons.  But, that time off must be documented and pay will be deducted.  No more than three absences are allowed.  If you know in advance more will be needed please, let it be known so arrangements can be made.

What will the stipend be?

The stipend will depend on your class standing (sophomore, junior, senior) and once you are accepted into the program, GM will contact you with your base salary.