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IBM Internship - Application Development - East Lansing in EAST LANSING, Michigan


As an Application Developer, you will lead IBM into the future by translating system requirements into the design and development of customized systems in an agile environment. The success of IBM is in your hands as you transform vital business needs into code and drive innovation. Your work will power IBM and its clients globally, collaborating and integrating code into enterprise systems. You will have access to the latest education, tools and technology, and a limitless career path with the world’s technology leader. Come to IBM and make a global impact!

Your Role and Responsibilities

The IBM Client Innovation Center in East Lansing, Michigan is seeking Application Developer Specialist Summer Interns with a passion for technology and innovation. As an Application Developer Specialist Intern, you will work with a team to apply your technical and business skills, helping to design, build, test, and support business applications to meet project requirements. Intern responsibilities might include; application development based on technical specs, data research and analysis, process documentation, or administration of engagement activities (e.g., performing data analysis, creation of reports) in support of a project. Ideal candidates will be self-motivated, success driven, and looking to make a difference in the world. They will possess skills in the Computer Science, Engineering, Computer Information Systems, and I.T. disciplines. This is a student Internship position and candidates must be a full-time student to apply.

Your Responsibilities may include:

  • Develop Cognitive and Dynamic Automation Proof of Concepts(POC's) using Watson Services, Python programming language, RPA and Bluemix;

  • Test Proof of Concepts (POC); Write scripts for various automation purposes.

  • Collaborate with the technical team, understand and execute programming tasks.

  • Document and create artifacts to add up to the knowledge base.

Interns will have real responsibilities as a junior member of the team; innovating and developing software and making a difference to IBM's business, while at the same time growing personally and professionally.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Ability to multitask

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and team-oriented environment

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Degree Program with a focus on Computer Science or related IT field ;

  • Basic Knowledge - completed course work related to programming languages, methodologies and Object Oriented programming (Ex. Java/J2EE/ Python/ C++/ JavaScript /Node.JS /Angular/React/Redux/Python/REST APIs/Source Control (GIT, RTC) );

  • Basic Knowledge - Experience with Microsoft Office Suite Applications

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Currently enrolled in a Technical Bachelor's Degree Program with a focus on Computer Science or related IT field

  • Work or internship experience related to programming languages, methodologies and Object Oriented programming (Ex. Java/J2EE/ Python/ C++/ JavaScript /Node.JS /Angular/React/Redux/Python/REST APIs/Source Control (GIT, RTC) )

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

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.

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.