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The Energy and Environment team within the Public Policy Center supports GM’s global product development and compliance efforts with government regulations affecting the auto industry. Key regulations at the heart of the team’s work includes federal fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards, as well as state-based initiatives and zero- emission vehicle mandates. Through positive partnerships, our team collaborates closely with regulators, NGOs, and other automotive companies to define policies that collectively support our operations, customers, and communities.
Your primary responsibility will be to provide analytical support to the Energy and Environment team. Typically, this involves pursuing independent projects while also working closely with one or more team members to support ongoing workload. During the summer, we expect the intern to be prepared to quickly gather and evaluate information related to their project(s), conduct independent research, and perform quantitative analysis. You will work under the direct supervision of an experienced manager on the Energy and Environment team, but encouraged to be a self-starter, work well independently, and demonstrate the skills and knowledge gained as part of your graduate studies in public policy analysis. At the end of the summer, you will present on your project(s) and findings to senior Public Policy Center staff.
Examples of projects and work undertaken by previous interns include:
- Equity-focused analysis of access to Maven, GM’s carsharing platform, and means of expanding access for the unbanked
- Development and evaluation of “what if” scenarios for automotive-sector greenhouse gas emissions in the context of U.S. commitments to the Paris Climate Treaty
- Examination of federal government (EPA) greenhouse gas emissions modeling to identify and critique technical and economic assumptions supporting federal fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards
Additional Job DescriptionQualifications:
- Currently pursuing a graduate degree
- Must have a minimum of a 3.0 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Demonstrates leadership in field of study, extra-curricular activities or service organizations
- Able to work full time – 40 hours per week during the summer months
- Ability to travel between other Metro-Detroit campuses
- Strong ability to manipulate data in Microsoft Excel
- Experience in spreadsheet-based analyses, brief written summaries and presentations, and data visualizations using Tableau software
- Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to optimally collaborate with varying levels of the organization as needed
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to distill complex subjects to a wider audience
- Emerging partnership and collaboration 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, takes initiative/self-directed
- Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability and trust
- Consistently demonstrates innovative thinking that is customer-centric
Housing assistance is available to candidates who meet eligibility requirements.
PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU DO NOT NEED SPONSORSHIP TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES NOW OR IN THE FUTURE. WE ARE UNABLE TO CONSIDER CANDIDATES WHO REQUIRE SPONSORSHIP.
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We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.