Great Minds Internship Program 2015

Start Your Bright Future at IBM Research - China


IBM Research – China invites applications for the 2015 Great Minds internship program at its locations in Beijing and Shanghai. The Great Minds initiative is a competition of 2 to 6-month internships for students from the United States, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.

Interns in IBM Research – China will apply research and theory to practice by working with world-renowned researchers on leading-edge exploratory work and networking with fellow PhD students from around the world.

As one of the twelve IBM research labs worldwide, IBM Research – China was established in Beijing in September 1995. In October 2008, a new research facility was opened in Shanghai to provide local partners greater accessibility to IBM Research’s capabilities. IBM Research – China has been growing steadily in the past years, and has become one of the most prestigious and well-recognized research institutes in China.

Currently, IBM Research – China (CRL) is focused on research around Big Data analytics, Cloud, Internet of Things and Cognitive computing. CRL is committed to applying cutting-edge technologies to solve key problems in the following areas: environmental protection, energy and utilities, logistics and supply chain, healthcare, telecommunication, financial services, etc. Looking to the future, CRL will tap into IBM's network of global research labs and create an innovation ecosystem of partners from across government, academia, and industry enterprises.


The program is open to graduate students (preferably PhD) in second year and above with majors in (but not limited to):

  • Computer Science,
  • Electrical Engineering,
  • Mathematics and statistics Software Engineering,
  • Industrial Engineering,
  • Service Science

at a recognized university in the United States, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.

IBM is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages applications from both genders as well as minority groups. We would especially like to encourage qualified women to participate in this competition.

Stipend and Relocation

The interns will be paid a highly competitive stipend compared with other leading companies in China. Additionally, to ensure the interns living in a comfortable environment, IBM Research – China will also provide corresponding travel allowances and living allowances. After the internship, outstanding students with good performance can receive a one-year IEEE membership fee as a reward.

Beijing site

Beijing site



Shanghai site

Shanghai site



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