Students and Recent Graduates

Grow and steer your career at Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation 2022 interns at Global Headquarters

Early Career Spotlight

Amanda Ware, 2021 Intern at Whirlpool Corporation from Indiana University

Amanda Ware

Indiana University
Interned with Real Whirled Sales Team

2021 Whirlpool Intern Madelyn Torres from University of Central Florida

Madelyn Torres

University of Central Florida
Interned with the Manufacturing Leadership Development Program

U.S. Internship Benefits

Professional Growth

Intern: Our internships programs are designed to maximize your learning through challenging business-critical projects and impactful mentorship. Each intern is the owner of a project in their area and are assigned a Whirlpool leader to guide them from start to finish. Interns will have multiple layers of support and guidance to apply their skills to the projects and learn new ones throughout the process. The intern program is designed to feed into our rotational Leadership Development Programs. Interns who convert to full-time roles will be assigned various roles in their program to build a strong foundation to begin their career.

Full Time: Our full-time rotational Leadership Development Programs (LDPs) are at the core of Whirlpool’s investment into early career talent and development. Whirlpool LDPs are designed to launch the careers of future leaders. Rotations with our programs are focused around challenging projects and business critical operations. Your work will be meaningful, developmental, and critical to the success of Whirlpool.

Holiday Pay

Intern: Summer interns are given the same Holiday Pay as all other Whirlpool employees at their work site (varies by location).

Full-time: LDPs receive all standard paid time off (PTO) and holiday pay benefits based on your region and length of the rotational assignment.

Community Service

We continue our 110-year history of using our quality appliances, expertise, and time to make a real, positive difference for our consumers, in our communities and the environment. Whirlpool Corp. encourages employees to invest in our local communities–one in three of our people volunteer.

Intern: We provide a variety of opportunities for interns to experience volunteerism firsthand, whether it is a Habitat for Humanity® build, collaborating with a local United Way organization, or contributing to a local community fair. We believe you will benefit from giving back.

Full-time: We’re committed to providing various community service opportunities for LDPs through Habitat for Humanity®, the United Way of Southwest Michigan, and events hosted by Employee Resource Groups. Not only are LDPs part of our community, but they are also a community in and amongst themselves. Each year Whirlpool brings in over 40 full-time participants. Upon hire, Whirlpool Corporation works with local community organizations to provide resources for trailing spouses, housing, and community engagement.

Product Discounts

Intern and Full-time: During your Internship with Whirlpool Corporation, you will receive and will be able to give to your Friends & Family the Whirlpool Corporation Inside Pass Discount. This discount is on all products Whirlpool Corporation manufactures including small appliances.

Summer Housing: Interns

During your 12 week internship, Whirlpool Corp. provides summer housing, at no cost to interns.

If your internship is located in Southwest Michigan you will be provided housing at Lake Michigan College, in its on-campus apartments – a 15 minute drive to our North American and Global Headquarters.

For interns at our manufacturing locations, you will be provided a stipend for local accommodations.

Graduate-level interns also have the options to stay at Lake Michigan College or receive a housing stipend.

Relocation: LDPs

As a part of Whirlpool Corporation’s commitment to our local communities, all full-time LDP roles are required to relocate to their assigned location (varies by program).

To support this, Whirlpool Corp. provides financial and logistical support for new hires and program participants to their rotational assignments.

Our Hiring Process


  • Info Session
  • Career Fair
  • Externship
  • Networking Event
  • Career Services




  • Behavioral Assessment
  • Virtual Screen
  • Virtual Interview
  • Virtual Interview with Case Study (Full-time only)


  • Acceptance deadlines vary by program
  • Candidate receives confirmation via phone call and email
  • Full-time candidates have onsite visit experience before acceptance


  • Internship starts in May
  • Full-time starts in January and July
  • First Day Orientation
  • Relocation and Housing (intern only) provided

Undergraduate Programs Intern

Undergraduate Programs Full-time

Graduate Programs

What is an LDP?

Whirlpool Corporation leadership and functional development programs are designed to provide a challenging, developmental experience for every individual participant. With a dedicated Steering Committee, robust roles and a strong alumni community, each program is designed to prepare individuals to become exceptional future leaders at Whirlpool Corporation. 

Each leadership and functional development program offers a 12-week internship as well as a full-time career path. 


Challenging, high-profile roles


Including opportunities for leadership at Whirlpool Corporation


Develop and prepare outstanding, talented individuals to become exceptional future people leaders at Whirlpool Corporation.


Cross-functional teamwork and formal mentorship


Focus on enhancing skills and professional knowledge

Early College Opportunities

BUILD Emerging Leaders Program

Bridging Unity, Inclusion, Leadership & Diversity (BUILD)

An early engagement program for underrepresented minority (URM) early college students (i.e. rising juniors) that provides career education, preparation and immersive experiences with Whirlpool through a series of engagement activities

Through various touchpoints and ongoing engagement, our goal is to create exposure to the corporate world and spark interest in careers at Whirlpool Corporation. BUILD connects participants with our teams, provides learning and development, and opportunities to execute professional skills acquired during the program.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Registered student pursuing a degree from an accredited institution
  • Sophomore at the time of application with 2 years remaining in education before eligible for full-time employment
  • A United States Citizen or a Permanent Resident


Possibilities At Home (P@th) Internship Program

The Possibilities at Home (P@TH) Internship provides Berrien County, MI, area students the opportunity to experience a Fortune 500 company, enhance education experiences with real-world application, strengthen business acumen, and develop personal and professional skills to prepare for future career opportunities.

Project assignments are available in various disciplines including:

  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Data Analytics
  • Human Resources
  • and more

Minimum Requirements:

  • Currently accepted or enrolled at a 4-year college/university or 2-year program with intent to complete a 4-year degree
  • Current or recent resident of Berrien County, Michigan
  • 3.0+ cumulative GPA or recommendation by counselor or teacher/professor

Minimum Requirements:

  • Currently accepted or enrolled at a 4-year college/university or 2-year program with intent to complete a 4-year degree
  • Current or recent resident of Berrien County, Michigan
  • 3.0+ cumulative GPA or recommendation by counselor or teacher/professor

(For Benton Harbor, MI area students; current or recent resident of Berrien County)