Apply Now: 2019 IBM Great Minds Student Internship

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Deadline: February 25, 2019

Internship Duration: 3-6 months

The Great Minds initiative is a competition for 3 to 6-month internships at one of the IBM Research Labs in Zurich, Nairobi or Johannesburg for students from central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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


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


The program is open to any full-time student enrolled in a Master’s program in:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Machine Learning
  • Life Sciences
  • Physics
  • Software Engineering
  • Service Science

Students who apply for this internship must be enrolled at a recognized university in central or Eastern Europe, the Middle East or Africa and must have a solid command of the English language in both written and spoken form.

Nomination and Application Process

Participants must be nominated by a faculty member. A recommendation letter from your faculty member is mandatory.

Students need to submit their current CV and a short position paper (1–2 pages).

The CV should include:

  • Information according to the guidelines for writing a CV.
  • Three research areas from the lists of topics in the order of your priority.
  • Possible starting dates and duration of your internship: 3–6 months.

Your CV must include personal information (name, address, phone number, email address) as well as your education, graduation date, skills, and work experience. Please include also any awards and recognition you have received and other activities you consider important for an industry position.

You can find examples and guidelines for creating a strong CV at many different web sites, such as Europass Curriculum Vitae.

Click here to see application guidelines

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