Create the next big innovation in home appliances.

About Us

GE Appliance’s Industrial Design Organization is a collaboration of Industrial and Interaction Designers, Consumer Insights Researchers, R&D Engineers, Human Factors Specialists, and Model Makers.

Interns are given the freedom and responsibility to contribute to the design team and experience every phase of the product development cycle through production launch.

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The Hiring Process

  • Submit

    We accept portfolios and resumes via email starting December 1st, 2019. The 2020 deadline is January 31st.

  • Interview

    Select applicants are invited to participate in video or phone interview with the design team.

  • Apply

    The top 25 applicants are invited to apply online.

  • Accept

    Final selections and offers are made during the month of February.

  • Begin!

    Internships begin in late May/early June and will conclude the following May/June.

Current Internship Positions

Industrial Design

Design, sketch, prototype, and build the next generation of home appliances across the GE Appliances brands.

Interaction Design

Design the crucial touch points and user interfaces of the GE Appliances product lines.

User Experience Research

Develop research plans, execute studies and advocate the consumer point of view within the business. Resumes accepted year-round.

Eligibility Guidelines

GE Appliances will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. GE Appliances offers a great work environment and challenging careers, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer for all, including minorities, women, protected veterans and disabled.

I was very excited to be a part of various production projects. The next time I go to my friend’s home, I will see appliances with my design touch on them!


Interaction Design Intern: 2013-2014

My internship at GE Appliances has been one of the most influential experiences of my life. I have acquired skills, experiences, and friends that have helped me grow as a person and as a professional.


Lead Industrial Designer: Present
Industrial Design Intern: 2013-2014

I got to design and develop concepts using many innovative new technologies. It was a cool experience to work on projects that will be available in the marketplace soon.


Lead Interaction Designer: Present
Interaction Design Intern: 2013-2014

I learned a variety of skills not taught in school - details around design research, manufacturing processes, complex prototyping as well as how to drive designs through to production.


Manager, Concept & Brand Development: Present
Industrial Design Intern: 1997-1998

The design team at GE Appliances is like a family. They cared about my growth, giving me opportunities to learn new skills and develop as a professional. It was eye-opening to experience the entire product design process, from initial consumer research to solving manufacturing challenges.


Senior Industrial Designer: Present
Industrial Design Intern: 2004-2005

Working with such a talented group of designers helped me reexamine my own definition of excellent work, and it filled professional gaps that school was unable to.


Industrial Design Intern: 2013-2014

GE has a tremendous atmosphere. Everyone is extremely friendly and supportive. It was great to work in a space where I felt I could express my ideas and use my skills. The experience and colleagues gained will surely help my future career.


User Experience Research Intern: 2017-2018

I was given opportunities to get valuable experience working on a wide range of projects and many different aspects of product development — from design research and human factors, to concept development and manufacturing. This internship gave me a head start in my career.


Lead Industrial Designer: Present
Industrial Design Intern: 2011-2012

One of the most valuable things that I gained from my internship is the ability to identify a good design. A perfect design is invisible and natural. If a design draws too much attention to itself, we had better rethink it.


Lead Interaction Designer: Present
Interaction Design Intern: 2015-2016

Interested? Apply Today!

If interested, please email your resume and portfolio PDF (6MB max) or URL to [email protected] with the internship position as the subject line.