IBM Summer Internships


The IBM Summer Internship program provides students from Union College, the City University of New York, Rensselaer Polytechnic University and the University of Notre Dame with the opportunity to work at an international IBM lab for the summer.  The internship is coordinated by IBM and information about recent programs is available on the IBM site.  Descriptions of the projects from last year are also available at that site*.  The qualities that IBM is looking for in successful applicants are:

  • Excellent grade-point average (Minimum of 3.0 to apply)
  • Creativity
  • Strong command of English language
  • Initiative, self-starter
  • Communication skills
  • Commitment
  • Distinctive team spirit
  • International orientation
  • Prior research experience

Union Students who have previously participated in the program:

Summer 2016: M. Goff ’17 (Bangalore, India), G. Moynihan ’17 (Bangalore, India), Y. Liu ’17 (Beijing, China)
Summer 2015: L. Zhang (Beijing, China)
Summer 2014: Y. Yuqiao ’14 (Beijing, China), Y. Cao ’15 (Zurich, Switzerland), C. Kennedy ’15 (Zurich, Switzerland) and M. Khazanov ’15 (Dublin, Ireland)
Summer 2013: L. He ’14 (Beijing, China) and N. Garabedian ’14 (Bangalore, India)
Summer 2012: T. Nguyen ’14 (Beijing, China) and J. Dulmaa ’13 (Beijing, China)
Summer 2011: M. Graveley ’12 (Beijing, China), A. Schepperly ’12 (Beijing, China) and M. Manning ’12 (Zurich, Switzerland)

* Please note that these internships are open to both graduate students and undergraduate students. Most of those accepted to the Zurich site are graduate students.


Schedule for Applications/Notifications in 2016-2017:

Application is available here.
November 7, 2016: Applications due (internal to Union)
Mid/Late November: Union students chosen to apply to IBM
January: Applications due to IBM
February: Students notified of decision by IBM

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