Internship opportunities


Student assignments provide you the opportunity to become familiar with IBM's organization, work style, culture and global reach.


Internship programs are an important recruiting channel for IBM because they help us identify high-potential prospective employees. Participating students are often considered for repeat internships or a long-term commitment of regular employment. Our philosophy, simply stated, is recruit once, hire twice.


As an intern, you will gain professional work experience with one of the world's most innovative organizations. Typically, most interns work at IBM during summers between academic sessions.


 Types of Assignments


Each year IBM offers hundreds of internship assignments within our various business units.


Remember you can always see a full list of all of our opportunities at You must apply to this site in order to be considered for any role at IBM, even if you interview with us on campus. Check back often, as we do update our job postings frequently.


In addition to the many technical roles we have available, other unique opportunities with IBM might include the following:


   Extreme Blue


   Extreme Blue™ is IBM's premier internship program and incubator for talent and technology that fuels innovation. The program continues to deliver amazing results worldwide by attracting top technical and MBA students to build innovative solutions that align with IBM's vision of 'Building a Smarter Planet.'


   If you want an experience that empowers you to run a mini-business in solving a problem or providing a client solution, this internship is for you! To learn more about this opportunity and how to apply, refer to the Extreme Blue site.


   Corporate and Business Support Roles


   IBM also hires students with targeted skill sets the opportunity to work on assignments in our corporate and business support functions. These assignments, offered to both undergrad and MBA's tend to focus on non-technical disciplines such as finance, marketing, market insight, communications, and human resources







IBM hires both undergraduate (pursuing graduation) and graduate (pursuing post graduate) students in our internship program who are in their last 18 months.


As a candidate under consideration for an internship, you will need to demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, including GPA. You should have relevant work or research experience and be able to demonstrate strong leadership, communication and teaming skills. You will also need to earn a high evaluation during the interview process.