Your Role and Responsibilities
This position resides in Markham, Ontario or Ottawa, Ontario and is a 4-month work term commencing May 2021. It is mandatory that all applicants are enrolled in full-time studies at a post-secondary institution and returning to full-time studies upon completion of the work term.
The Extreme Blue internship experience combines great talent and cutting-edge technology to drive innovation. Through the program, interns have filed over 600 patent disclosures, helping to create solutions for clients and bring to market the next generation of IBM products.
Extreme Blue teams are like start-ups that must work together to solve a problem or create a solution for a client. The interns work in small project teams that include business and technical students, supported by IBM mentors. Each Extreme Blue team is part of a larger lab environment that includes multiple intern teams and a dedicated staff. This combination creates a team dynamic that fosters collaboration and helps interns create both a business and technical case for a project while setting aggressive goals to ensure the end deliverable is powerful enough to survive a competitive marketplace.
Unlike other internship programs where a student works under specific direction, interns in Extreme Blue are free to use their skills and creativity to generate powerful solutions that have the potential to disrupt the technological marketplace. Interns in this high-performing environment get to roll up their sleeves and work with hot technologies like AI, cloud, mobile & analytics.
The summer is capped with a final presentation to senior IBM leadership, culminating an extremely exciting and fast-paced summer. Think you have what it takes? Apply today!
Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
- Demonstrated passion for technology, business and the technical community (i.e. contribution to open source, volunteerism, programming contests, start up interest / experience)
- A minimum of 4 – 8 months of industry experience (i.e. other co-op terms)
- Ability to take ownership of an idea and design it into reality
Preferred Technical and Professional Experience
- Strong communication and leadership skills with an aptitude for collaborative teamwork
- Big Data analytics
- Natural Language Processing & Machine Learning
- User Interface Design & Development
- Cloud computing, including container technology
- Mobile development
This role will involve working with technology that is covered by Export Regulations sanctions. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following US sanctioned countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) on a work permit, you are not eligible for employment in this position.
At IBM, work is more than a job – it’s a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you’ve never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world’s most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.
Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?
Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.
Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.
About Business Unit
IBM Systems helps IT leaders think differently about their infrastructure. IBM servers and storage are no longer inanimate – they can understand, reason, and learn so our clients can innovate while avoiding IT issues. Our systems power the world’s most important industries and our clients are the architects of the future. Join us to help build our leading-edge technology portfolio designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.
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