IBM launches Great Minds initiative internships


Technology company IBM is now calling for entries from Information Technology students from central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the Great Minds initiative; a competition for 3 to 6-month internships at one of the IBM Research Labs in Zurich or Dublin.

It provides students with the unique opportunity to work alongside world-class scientists in the leading industrial IT research organization.

Taking place in 2015, the exact starting time and duration will be agreed upon with the winning students individually, taking into account their academic commitments and the availability of IBM staff.

IBM will pay the winners a lump sum towards travel expenses as well as compensation that covers adequately the cost of living in Switzerland or Ireland, respectively. IBM will also obtain the necessary visa and work permits for the successful candidates.

“IBM Research is conducting the Great Minds internships for the seventh time. The experiences on both sides have been very positive. This program also benefits faculty members when the Great Minds winners bring back to their universities or departments a valuable understanding of real industry problems, knowledge of advanced IBM technologies, and contacts throughout IBM Research,” said IBM in the invite.

The program is open to any full-time student enrolled in a Master’s program in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Software Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Service Science at a recognized university in central or eastern Europe, the Middle East or Africa. The students must have a solid command of the English language in both written and spoken form.

To participate, you must however be nominated nominated by a faculty member. A recommendation letter from a faculty member is mandatory.