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IBM Summer 2021 Associate Developer Internship in New York, New York


At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities


As an intern with IBM Services, you’ll be part of an IBM North America intern community and experience with opportunities to meet other interns and IBMers during networking events, special events and career development activities. You’ll have a mentor to help you explore what a future at IBM could look like. For your day-to-day experience, you’ll be aligned to a consulting project or initiative and see first-hand how we help businesses change the way they work. You’ll learn how we focus on our clients' technical and business needs to co-create solutions that improve their businesses. At IBM, we prioritize ongoing learning, development of technical skills, and continuous personal growth, all grounded in a culture of coaching and mentorship – you’ll get exposure to all that and more as an intern.

You’re right at the intersection of technology, people, and process, helping clients transform how they adapt to shifts in the market, and more closely align their business strategy and vision.

The goal of the internship is to experience what it is like to work on a team to deliver for clients. Depending on the project, you’ll have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the processes, goals and objectives that define the client’s future state, and the steps needed to help them get there. You will see how leading technologies can improve traditional business processes. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about your client’s industry, tackle new challenges and learn about the intersection of business and technology. You’ll join a team of consultants and learn what it is like to work in a collaborative environment.

Work you could do as a Associate Developer Consultant Intern:

  • Work in an Agile environment alongside other developers to understand requirements, design, code and test innovative applications, and support those applications for our highly valued customers.

  • Learn and apply IBM's Design Thinking to create products that provide a great user experience along with high performance, security, quality, and stability.

  • Assist in creating deliverables from mockups and UI components to algorithms and data structures.

  • Perform Quality Assurance (QA) on a project’s code to better understand the framework and be able to find the source of bugs and defects within the project

  • Gain exposure to a variety of relational databases (SQL, Postgres, DB2, MongoDB), operating systems (Linux, Windows, iOS, Android), and modern UI frameworks (Backbone.js, AngularJS, React, Ember.js, Bootstrap, and JQuery).

  • Understand an entire system architecture for a project - from backend to front end, to design, develop, and support high quality, scalable products and interfaces.

Locations: NYC and Chicago

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Have flexibility to work across architecture - building both front end and backend

  • Have knowledge of application and web development in HTML and CSS

  • Are skilled in programming languages like Java, Ruby, Python, Javascript, HTML, CSS

  • Have knowledge of modern UI frameworks such as Angular.js and Reacht

  • Work in Java to implement server-side or application logic, develop databases, and design architectures

  • Initiative to actively seek new knowledge and improve skills


  • Ability to communicate complex situations clearly and simply by listening actively and conveying difficult messages in a positive manner

  • Have exposure to Cloud – AWS, Azure, Google Could or IBM Cloud

  • Interest in, understanding of, or experience with Design Thinking and Agile Development Methodologies

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Currently in pursuit of BA/BS in Economics, Business, Data Science, Engineering or another STEM field

About Business Unit

IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.