There are internships, and then there’s Extreme Blue.

Think of it as the opportunity to unleash your technical ingenuity and business acumen in the professional world - with the support, expertise and backing of one of the world's leading technology companies.

Extreme Blue at IBM isn’t your average internship. It’s a race against time - with the 12 week timeline compelling you to prove your creativity, passion and knowledge to deliver some of the most innovative solutions to real business challenges.

Your task? Work in a team to develop an idea to address a real-world challenge confronting part of IBM's business – and then turn that idea into a real product. When the 12 weeks are up, you’ll showcase it to our executives, business partners and clients. Expectations will be high and the results will be scrutinised closely. So, it’s not an easy ride – but we guarantee it’ll be an incredible experience

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Extreme Blue is IBM’s global internship program for top business and technical students. The scheme is founded on three key elements: world-class talent, technology and business innovation. Each year, we run more than 50 projects spread across labs in the US, Canada, Europe, China, and India. You’ll be part of the team that designs, architects, develops and tests an innovative new product for one of IBM’s clients.

Guided by some of IBM’s technical experts you will go through a challenging process of innovation and creativity to develop your ideas into an end solution. The technical feasibility of your solution will culminate in a proof of concept and detailed business case.

Besides being mentored, by business and technical consultants, you will also take part in brainstorming, presentation skills, and personal development workshops. And at the end of your internship, you’ll take part in a regional Expo where you will get the opportunity to present and demo your solutions to IBM’s leaders, clients and the other Extreme Blue interns.

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