BUILD Externship

Bridging Unity, Inclusion, Leadership and Diversity

Students involved in Whirlpool Corporations BUILD externship pose with the KitchenAid brand giant stand mixer

The Whirlpool BUILD Externship Program is an immersive learning experience for current sophomores that takes place virtually throughout the summer, culminating in a 2-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 externship seeks to empower diverse talent with the best opportunities for success. We invite underrepresented students majoring in business and engineering to apply to discover core business areas, 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 2023 internship programs

Program Requirements


Location: Hybrid (virtual and in-person)

Dates: Students will take part in virtual workshops and networking sessions on June 21, July 12, July 19, and July 26. The in-person Career Trek and Case Competition will take place at our Global Headquarters August 16-17.

Price: FREE! Externs participate free of charge. Additionally, Whirlpool will cover your flight, onsite transportation, hotel accomodations, and meals for the 2-day in-person career trek in August.

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

January 2022: Application Opens

April 2022: Extern Interviews. Offers will go out by the end of the month.


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 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: 3.0


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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