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IBM Summer 2021 Corporate IP Business Development Intern 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, let's talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM’s Corporate Intellectual Property team has a mission to monetize IBM's technology by finding new markets and use cases for technologies and structuring win-win business intellectual property licensing relationships. The team includes highly qualified individuals, such as yourselves with backgrounds in both technical and business domains.

Successful candidates will be highly intelligent, and energetic individuals. He/she will be a team-player, with strong potential to work in a business role upon graduation. The selected candidate will be an outstanding listener, highly motivated, with emerging judgment to do what is right for IBM. This individual will also possess the ability to dive into details while maintaining a ‘big picture’ view. Candidates will be studying, will have studied engineering and/or have a solid understanding of technology fundamentals. Ideally, interns will have worked in a strategy development role or business development function at an established technology company or a tech start-up. Interns are expected to be excellent students, having achieved strong academic credentials and good grades.

The intern recruited will be a current MBA student with experience in strategy development and technology. Over the internship, the intern will develop sales plays we may run in the second half of 2021 by providing an outside-in view from the market, evaluation of business needs from leading Systems, Storage and Cognitive clients and mapping to IBM IP capabilities. We will share the work product developed across the IP team.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Matriculation in an MBA program

  • Strong analytical and communication skills. Strong work ethic and drive to excel, A team-player,

  • Ability to understand market trends, emerging business models

  • Some familiarity with one or more of the following functions: product development, business development, marketing and sales functions.

  • Adept at using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience at a start-up as an intern or full-time employee

  • Interest in pursuing a career in product management, marketing, sales, business development

  • Direct experience with one or more of the following functions: product development, business development, marketing and sales functions.

  • Ability to create business cases, analyze industry trends and create market reports.

About Business Unit

IBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) team represents a variety of functions such as marketing, finance, legal, operations, HR, and more, all working together to solve some of the world's most complex problems, help our clients achieve success and build collaborative work environments for IBMers.

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

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

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.