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The Home Depot Finance Remote Externship

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Finance & VC
Elevate your finance skills by uncovering cost-saving solutions for the world’s largest home improvement store


In this externship program, students will learn strategic consulting skills to analyze and evaluate challenges from non-profit organizations using consulting frameworks, in an overall effort to help them solve their important problems. Selected individuals will be paired with a specific non-profit organization and dive into their strategic problems, such as development, impact assessment, process improvements, talent engagement, communication, and strategic positioning. Throughout this externship program, professionals from PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) will provide mentorship and coaching.

The Experience

  • Learn about the strategy consulting process and how to help create value for a non-profit client based on their vision and mission
  • Research and develop an understanding of a given field
  • Analyze complex problems ranging from fundraising and development, stakeholder management, impact measurement, as well as use consulting frameworks to help identify problem areas and propose solutions
  • Learn to gather, analyze, and visualize data to inform problem areas and possible solutions
  • Create and deliver a compelling presentation to a non-profit client that incorporates valuable insights, trends, and recommendations


  • Ambitious undergraduate students with an interest in consulting, strategy, and non-profits. This program is for students who would like to understand the consulting profession while generating ideas to help impact non-profit organizations.


The Home Depot’s store operations finance team is seeking innovative strategies to continue delivering top-notch customer service while decreasing operational costs. This team is instrumental in providing finance support for store operations, helping drive sales and manage expenses for our 2,000 stores in the U.S. With Home Depot’s strategic pillar being the lowest cost provider in the market, it is crucial to identify opportunities for cost reduction in key areas without compromising our service quality.

For this program, we invite students to partner with us to explore cost-saving innovations and initiatives that Home Depot could potentially implement. Focusing on areas such as hourly labor efficiency, theft prevention, and energy/utilities, students will get the chance to research the retail environment, delve into what other retailers are doing, and propose fresh ideas that could make a significant impact on our operations.

The Experience

During this program, you will:

  • Familiarize yourself with The Home Depot's operational structure and financial management.
  • Conduct extensive research into the current retail environment, focusing on how stores operate, and what innovative cost-saving measures other retailers employ. 
  • Explore specific areas such as labor efficiency, theft prevention, energy utilities, and building maintenance.
  • Develop a cost-saving initiative that could be implemented at The Home Depot, considering its impact on store associates, customers, and potential financial opportunities.
  • Create and deliver a compelling presentation showcasing outlining your proposed initiative, its potential savings opportunity, and any associated risks.


We are seeking ambitious students who are interested in finance, operations, strategic planning, and retail management. The strongest applicants will have demonstrated interest in business strategy, cost management, retail operations and a knack for innovative thinking. 

Students studying business, finance, operations research, supply chain, and related fields are the best fit for this program, but it is open to all majors.


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Externship Currently Closed
New applications are not currently being accepted.

Apply by September 17, 2023

Submit your application as soon as possible to give yourself the best shot.

Part-time and fully remote

This Externship is a 10-hour-per-week fully remote experience where all meetings and events are recorded.

Externship starts September 25, 2023

This remote Externship will last 8 weeks.

$750 Stipend

Students who successfully complete their externships will receive their educational stipends at the end of the program

Required Academic Standing

This Externship is open to undergraduate Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors only.

Geographical Eligibility

This Externship is open only to applicants attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Externship Currently Closed
New applications are not currently being accepted.

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The Home Depot

Founded in 1978 with approximately 500,000 associates, The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement retailer. In 2,300 stores across North America, we aspire to excel in service – to our customers, associates, communities and shareholders. That’s what leadership means to us. That's The Home Depot difference. Our culture and success are built on an unwavering loyalty to eight guiding principles: creating shareholder value, entrepreneurial spirit, taking care of our people, respect for all people, doing the right thing, building strong relationships, giving back and excellent customer service. We live by a simple premise by our founders: Put customer and associates first and the rest will take care of itself.

The Home Depot is not accepting or considering any applications for this Externship through other channels.