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Extreme Blue

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Life @ Extreme Blue Program


What is Extreme Blue?

There are summer internships, and then there’s IBM Extreme Blue program.

IBM Extreme Blue program. Think of it as the opportunity to run your own business, with the support, expertise and backing of one of the world’s leading technology companies. Extreme Blue program at IBM isn’t your average summer internship it is 12 weeks of intense creative thinking.

Working in a small team of students, you’ll tackle a real business problem. Your task? Develop an idea to solve it – one that no one else has thought of – and then, turn that idea into a real product. When the 12 weeks are up, you’ll showcase it to our executives, business partners and clients. 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.

Where else could you experience all this?

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What opportunities do we offer?

You'll work side-by-side with experienced master inventors to develop the next big thing. It's an amazing opportunity to advance your skills with a group of leading tech gurus.

You’ll work in a team of 2~4 students. In these teams your challenge will be to develop the technology and business plan that you can deploy this year as a new product to life for IBM or prototyping technology that's 2-3 years away from release.

You’ll be the one managing the project, keeping the project on schedule, meeting targets and objectives, that’ll involve dealing directly with clients, determining the features your solution will need and putting together a watertight business case.

Technology roles

You’ll be part of the team that architects, designs, develops and tests an innovative new product for your client. You’ll work with some true technological geniuses here, too – which will give you the chance to expand your own skills.

Technology roles are for:

People studying a technical/scientific/numerical degree, with an aptitude for programming.

True problem solvers – those who can analyse tricky issues and work in teams to solve them.


What we look for?

You should be studying a technical, scientific or numerical degree and have excellent analytical, problem solving and teamwork skills - along with a talent for programming.

We are keen to have you join the program if you are pursuing Master of Technology program or Master of Engineering or Doctorate program (Ph.D), program in Computer Science Engineering (CSE) from one of the top ranked university graduating within one year after the internship.


What kind of projects will you work on?

It really could be anything. Here are a couple of great examples:

1) Develop the NextGen Protection System to Detect and Protect against Advanced Persistent Threats and Cyber attacks

2) Define a Responsive mobile design framework to be used for various application UI design's integrated with hybrid applications

3) Develop a Log Analytics UI for Cloud Operating Environments

4) Dynamic & Contextual Mobile Performance Testing Platform for Cloud offering

5) Smarter commerce NLP based B2B messaging for SMBs

6) Logic switching simulation and automation for cross-section analysis and timing closure in eDRAM

In Extreme Blue projects, you will get the opportunity to work on new product concepts or services that addresses exciting market challenges in the areas of Smarter Commerce, Smarter Planet, Green Electronics, Cloud Computing, Smart Grid and Energy Storage.


What we offer?

In addition to a good learning experience and fun

Career Possibilities: Towards a bright future

The benefits of Extreme Blue will last well into your future career. And, if you’re looking to return to IBM as a graduate, We look forward to your returning to IBM as a graduate and we’ll do everything we can, to make it possible.

What our Extreme Blue Alumni say?

Testimonial 1

Joydeep MondalExtreme blue program gave me an opportunity to pursue research other than conventional development internship. It is great opportunity to have depth knowledge. Projects allocated were current problems in industry.- Joydeep Mondal, IIT Roorkee

Testimonial 2

Rahul DewanganThe projects were nice and challenging. We learnt different skills to give proper presentation and present our ideas in an effective way to the audience. The projects were not just technical but we also learnt the business impact of the projects – Rahul Dewangan, IIT Kharagpur

Testimonial 3

Nayan IntwalaGot to work with live working projects. In my previous internships, the project were given to me, but not with an intent to make it live. When things started working the recruiters made it live. But not so here, I felt the pressure to perform and the challenge that comes with live projects, Nayan Intwala, IIT Roorkee

Testimonial 4

Meena UppaluriWe learned a lot about how to present our product which we have developed. The weekly demo also gave us an experience as how to give a live demonstration. Meena Uppaluri, IIT Kharagpur


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We want the best to work with Best!
We expect the students to work on weekends and holidays to accomplish the assignments. The nature of projects is such that they are expected to stretch even the brightest minds.

When does your assignment start and end?
Extreme Blue is a ten to twelve weeks program starting in the month of May and ending by July.

How to apply?
IBM Campus Recruitment works with local E-schools to nominate students for program. Please have your training and placement officer to contact IBM.
Alternately, submit your profile by clicking “Apply now”

What is the Selection Process?
The selection process would be a combination of written tests, phone or in-person technical and personal discussions.