BUILD Externship

Bridging Unity, Inclusion, Leadership and Diversity

Whirlpool Corporation BUILD emerging leaders all lined up with blue shirts smiling

The Whirlpool BUILD Emerging Leaders Program is an immersive learning experience for current sophomores that takes place virtually throughout the summer, culminating in a 3-day in-person all-expenses-paid career trek to our Global Headquarters.

BUILD your career with us:

In our commitment to continually build on our core value of Inclusion and Diversity, this program seeks to empower diverse talent with the best opportunities for success. We invite underrepresented students majoring in business and engineering to apply to discover career paths, enhance professional skills, and expand your professional network through immersive and engaging activities with Whirlpool Corporation.

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Program Benefits

  • Engage with thought leaders at Whirlpool to learn how you can be a catalyst for positive change as a student and future professional
  • Explore your career interests through the Whirlpool Buddy Program
  • Connect and collaborate with aspiring professionals from across the US through networking sessions and an interactive case competition
  • Learn about internship and early career opportunities at Whirlpool
  • Prepare for long-term career success through our virtual Career Camp series
  • Travel to Whirlpool Global Headquarters, located along the shores of Lake Michigan
  • Participate in the early interview process to receive priority consideration for our summer 2024 internship programs

Program Requirements


Location: Hybrid (virtual and in-person)

Dates: Students will take part in virtual workshops and networking sessions Spring 2023. A 3-day in-person Career Trek will take place at our Global Headquarters the week of July 17, 2023. Note: you may need to account for a couple travel days depending on your distance from Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Price: FREE! Whirlpool Corporation will cover your flight, onsite transportation, hotel accomodations, and meals for the 3-day in-person career trek in July.

Credits: This experience is not for credit



Complete Online Applicationrequires a resume file submission

Complete PLUM – you will receive a link to complete this short assessment after you submit your application

November 2022: Application Opens

February 2022: Emerging Leaders Interviews Begin


Be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident

Class Standing: Current sophomore pursuing a bachelor’s degree, with 2 years remaining before graduation. The BUILD externship aims to expose historically underrepresented students pursuing engineering, finance, HR, information systems, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and supply chain majors to career opportunities at Whirlpool. Students from all schools, and students who identify with a group that is historically underrepresented, including but not limited to Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, students with disabilities, and veterans, are encouraged to apply.

Minimum GPA: 2.8


Where You’ll Stay

Students will stay at a hotel conveniently located within walking distance of downtown Saint Joseph, Michigan. Learn more about the area here.

Extern Testimonials

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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