IBM is a global technology based company that offers a wide array of tech based products and services. Some of these products include computer software, middleware and hardware and has also invented a number of famous machines like the ATM and the floppy disk. In 2019 IBM acquired RedHat which is the main distributor of Linux, an open source operating system. Currently, IBM has struggled with making progress on data analytics, social engagement, mobile devices and cloud computing which were some of former CEO Ginni Rometty top priorities. IBM has fallen in the Fortune 500 list every year for a decade now, so most at the company hope things will begin to turn around under the leadership of new CEO Arvind Krishna.



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IBM emphasizes on creativity and problem solving for its employees. They are proud of the incredibly innovative work environment they have created and want new employees to contribute positively to this. Additionally, IBM has a very inclusive and trustful setting where people can feel comfortable with who they are and they expect employees to treat everyone with respect and openness.

History of


IBM was originally founded in 1911 as “Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company” and was renamed to “International Business Machines” (IBM) in 1924. Today, IBM has over 380,000 employees with 70% of those employees living outside of the US. IBM has offices all over the world with 11 being situated in the US.


Internship Programs

IBM offers standard internships and co-ops along with their “Extreme Blue Program”. Summer internships can last anywhere from 8-12 weeks depending on the programs and are available across the country. The Extreme Blue Program offers a one of a kind internship experience with weekly showcases, continuous mentorship and an end of session presentation with IBM executives and stakeholders. This program length is dependent in the city the applicant works in, with it lasting anywhere between 10 weeks and three months.

What it's like to Work at


Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Business Development
Project Management
Sales / Account Management
Office Locations
New York, NYC
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Washington DC
San Francisco, CA

Internship Info

Number of interns (2022)
Preferred education level
Undergraduate students
  • Healthcare insurance.
  • 401(k) match up to 6%.
  • Up to 15 days of PTO.


Interview Process

The application process is dependent on which internship the student is applying for. The internship process usually consists of a series of interviews to check on company fit and applicants knowledge and skills. After completing the interviews the applicant may have to pass tests or challenges in order to demonstrate an aptitude for the work they would do as an intern.