IBM Extreme Blue Internship Program



Location (s):

  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America


There are internships, and then there’s Extreme Blue™: Extreme Blue is IBM's global internship program for top business and technical students. The scheme is founded on three key elements: world-class talent, technology and business innovation. Each year, we run more than 50 projects spread across labs in the US, Canada, Europe, China, and India. You'll be part of the team that designs, architects, develops and tests an innovative new product for one of IBM's clients.


Extreme Blue at IBM is not your average internship program.

Imagine having the opportunity to unleash your technical ingenuity and business acumen in the professional world—with the support, expertise and backing of one of the world's leading technology companies.

Embracing diversity and inclusion as a source of innovation, creativity, and a competitive advantage, we look for the best and brightest candidates who can collaborate with teams that possess unique skills and diverse backgrounds.

What to Expect

In 10 to 12 weeks, you'll work with fellow technical and offering management interns to develop an idea to address a real-world challenge confronting part of IBM's business, and then turn that idea into a real product.

Your team will work in one of our labs alongside other IBM teams, cross-pollinating ideas and engaging in friendly competition. Besides being mentored by business and technical consultants, you will also take part in brainstorming, presentations, and personal development workshops. Not only will your ideas be heard, you'll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working on our most cutting-edge projects!

At the conclusion of the internship, you’ll take part in a regional Expo where you'll get the opportunity to present and demo your solutions to IBM executives, stakeholders, and the other Extreme Blue interns.

Expectations will be high and the results will be scrutinized closely. So, it’s not an easy ride – but we guarantee it’ll be an incredible experience.

When is the Extreme Blue program held?

  • United States: Late May - August
  • Canada: May - August
  • China: July - September
  • Europe: July - September
  • India: May - July

Each program runs approximately 10-12 weeks and varies by location.

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Of course, there are limited places, competition is tough. Extremely tough. But don’t let that put you off. Every year people who aren’t sure that they’ve got what it takes, discover that they do. This year that could be you. Of course there are some basic requirements – you’ll need to go to the relevant country site to find out what these are as they differ depending on where you want to work. But no matter which country you apply to we’ll be looking for people who want it. Really want it. And you’ll be willing to go that bit further to show us you have what it takes. Flexible and ready for the challenge, you’ll always take the initiative.

Energy, creativity, drive, passion and vision. You’ll need it all. In the extreme.



Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:

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