Great Minds Internship Program 2014

Start Your Bright Future at IBM Research - China


IBM Research – China invites applications for the 2014 Great Minds internship program at its locations in Beijing and Shanghai. The Great Minds initiative is a competition of 2 to 6 months internships for students from the United States, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc. The selected students will have the unique opportunity to work alongside world-class scientists on challenging problems that range from leading-edge exploratory work to prototyping real-world systems and applications, within an open and inspiring working environment.

As an industry-leading IT research organization at the forefront of IBM Research’s global strategy, IBM Research – China has been focusing on accelerating our collaboration across other Labs, deepening our engagement with clients through high market value projects, collaborating in far-reaching research projects with partners in academia, and leading technology trends with critical insight and breakthrough innovation.

Currently the research focus areas of IBM Research – China include Industries and Solutions, Computing as a Service, and Cognitive Computing. And we offer internship positions in various research areas such as:

  • Cognitive Computing
  • Internet-of-Things Research
  • Cloud Infrastructure and Services
  • Business Analytics and Mathematical Sciences
  • Information Management & Analytics
  • Mobile & Social Research
  • Smarter Planet Solutions (E&U, Traffic and Transportation, SCM/Logistics, Banking, Healthcare, etc.)
  • Systems Research


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.

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