BUILD Externship

Bridging Unity, Inclusion, Leadership & Diversity

About the Externship

The BUILD (Bridging Unity, Inclusion, Leadership & Diversity) Externship is an informational, developmental and highly interactive conference held at our Global & North American Headquarters buildings in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Participants experience the culture and rhythms of business, and learn how Whirlpool Corporation creates moments that matter for its employees and customers.

With a commitment to our core value Inclusion and Diversity, BUILD serves as a diverse pipeline for our Leadership Development and Immersion Programs. BUILD provides opportunities to interact with and learn from professionals in Engineering, Supply Chain, Sales, Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems, and Manufacturing.

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BUILDThe 2020 BUILD Externship will run from August 10-13, 2020. During the conference, selected participants are provided lodging, transportation, and meals.

Participating in BUILD provides:

  • Career development
  • Networking with professionals in the industry
  • Insight into Whirlpool Corporation and our Culture
  • Mentoring support and introduction to the Leadership Development and Immersion Programs

Foundational to inclusion and diversity, we strongly encourage candidates from a traditionally underrepresented racial, ethnic or minority group pursuing careers in Business and Engineering apply. Applying candidates must:

  • Be a sophomore at the time of application – have 2 years remaining in their education before being eligible for full time employment
  • Be a registered student pursuing an Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance, Human Resources, Info Systems, Marketing, or Sales degree from a four-year institution
  • Be interested in applying to one of Whirlpool’s Leadership Development Program Internship Opportunities
  • Be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident

Application Deadline?

Application deadline is February 15, 2020.

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We are looking for future leaders who can help us create Moments That Matter for our Employees and our Consumers

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the program?

The BUILD Externship is designed to provide current freshman and sophomores, majoring in business and engineering and who are minority students, an early exposure to the Whirlpool Corporation brands, careers and recruitment process for our Leadership Development and Early Career Programs. In our commitment to continually build on inclusion and diversity, the externship seeks to empower women and students of color with the best opportunities for success.

Who can apply?

To be eligible for BUILD, we strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented racial, ethnic and minority groups pursuing careers in Engineering and Business, as well as:

  • Be a sophomore at the time of application – have 2 years remaining in their education before being eligible for full time employment
  • Be a registered student pursuing an Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance, Human Resources, Info Systems, Marketing, or Sales degree from a four-year institution
  • Be interested in applying to one of Whirlpool’s Leadership Development Program Internship Opportunities
  • Be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident
Are there GPA requirements?
Yes – you must have a 3.0 Cumulative GPA or above
Is transportation, housing, & food provided?
Yes – Whirlpool Corporation will pay for your flight to our location and car service to the hotel where you will be housed for the week.  You are provided breakfast and lunch everyday, dinner most evenings.
Is there an application deadline?

Yes, the application deadline is February 15, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Meet our participants and learn about their experience

It’s a great place to work; there are many advancement opportunities; the company gives you the opportunity to develop as a leader. 

Chris H.

A highly-respectable company looking to shape culture through product leadership. They look to create superior products through investing in their workers and living by the values of the company.

Morgan P.

Whirlpool is a company that promotes individual growth because it allows for growth as a whole.

Samantha W.

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