Opportunity For Professional Development

The LaFontaine Internship Program is your opportunity to join the nationally-recognized automotive team, named Best Dealership To Work For by Automotive News in 2018. Gain invaluable hands-on experience from leaders within the organization when you make one of our locations your home for the summer. This Michigan-based dealer is growing at a rapid pace and is looking for passionate individuals to join the Family! Consisting of 22 locations, 44 franchises and 7 body shops and 18 brands.

Corporate Internship Program

Twelve-Week Rotational Program

May 2022 – August 2022

The LaFontaine Corporate Internship Program is designed for the college student between sophomore and junior year. It offer a comprehensive overview of the day-to-day operation of an automotive dealership. It affords the intern the opportunity to observe and participate,hands-on, in a thriving retail environment. After the internship, the participant will possess a solid, basic understanding of the duties of various jobs in the dealership. Over the twelve-week period, interns will go through an introduction week, learning about the LaFontaine Automotive Group Company and a Final/Review week after completing a ten week rotation of two five week groups consisting of the variable and fixed operations of a dealership, Which includes the following departments:

Service | Parts | Collision | Service BDC | Business Office | Sales | F&I | Marketing | Sales BDC

Corporate Interns will participate in an exit interview to determine interest in proceeding with Executive Internship Program

Executive Internship Program

Twelve-Week Full Time Position in a Specific Department

May 2022 – August 2022

The LaFontaine Executive Internship Program is designed for the college student between junior and senior year. It offer a detailed deep dive into the responsibilities and duties of a specific job in an automotive dealership. It affords the Executive Intern the opportunity to learn first-hand. After the internship, the participant will have the skills needed to perform the specific job. The Executive Intern will be assigned to a LaFontaine employee/ mentor/ coach. The mentor and intern will work together as a team throughout the twelve-week program. The intern will shadow the coach in order to learn all of the tools, processes, procedures, policies and best practices involved in the specific job description. The intern will assist in the actual performance of the duties alongside their mentor. Executive internship are available in:

New Car Sales | Service Advisor | Business Development | Marketing

The Executive Intern will be given the opportunity to interview for a full-time permanent position following graduation.

Hear From Our Interns Who Have Joined The Family

Hunter Luchinbill

  • Finance Manager
  • 2018 Graduate
  • Automotive Marketing Manager

“My first experience with LaFontaine Automotive Group was in 2018 when I was accepted into their internship program where I was then hired on to the sales floor. Fast forward to today, I am now a Finance Manager at the LaFontaine CDJR of Fenton dealership. I am grateful for the LaFontaine family and my managers as they have given me the opportunity to grow, develop my skills and be part of a passionate team. They treat their employees like family and with our Group’s continued growth and success, the sky is truly the limit for me.”

Samantha Medici

  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • 2018 Graduate
  • Marking & Innovation of Marketing and Management

“My first real experience in the automotive industry was through my internship with LaFontaine Automotive Group and I am so grateful for the opportunity as it has resulted in me creating a meaningful career and has tapped into my passion for automotive that I didn’t really know existed. Through my internship I was able to experience firsthand what an important role the marketing team plays within a dealership – whether it be in marketing our products, services or overall customer experience. “

Thomas Montgomery

  • Service Advisor
  • 2019 Graduate

“The LaFontaine Internship Program was the catalyst to starting an exciting career in a field I am very passionate about. After I graduated, I joined LaFontaine Automotive Group as a service advisor at their LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC dealership in Highland. Beyond what I do on a day-to-day basis, what is most exciting for me at LaFontaine Automotive Group are the opportunities to truly grow and develop a career. The management team is very encouraging and is always there to provide guidance. They provide a roadmap for my career and I am looking forward to what the future holds for me at LaFontaine.”

Michael Shaddock

  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • 2020 Graduate
  • Advertising & Marketing

“The LaFontaine Internship Program was my first taste of a real world marketing department. In this internship I was able to gain practical digital and traditional marketing knowledge that helped hone my understanding of the automotive marketing industry. I am grateful to the LaFontaine family and my marketing department mentors for giving me the opportunity to put my marketing knowledge into practice. I decided to come back to LaFontaine because of the engaging and fun work environment.”

Investing in our FUTURE one student at a time.

Ryan LaFontaine

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