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We typically begin recruiting summer interns in January, so continue to check with your university career services center to learn if we’ll be visiting your campus!

What does an IBM GBS summer internship offer you?

The GBS summer internship program is a nine- to 10-week opportunity that typically begins in early June and ends the second week of August. In most cases, GBS Consultant - Interns are aligned to one real-world consulting project for the duration of the internship. Intern project responsibilities come in many different forms and you may be assigned to a project where you have little or no previous experience. You'll be aligned to an Intern Leadership Team, a support system comprised of a variety of resources, including, a Project Manager and Project Buddy who’ll work with you to outline your summer responsibilities and provide mentorship and guidance along the way. At the conclusion of the internship, there is potential for you to be considered for our full-time employment opportunities—Consulting by Degrees.

GBS Consultant – Interns gain exposure to real-world consulting

Jacquelyn is a graduate from Duke University with a BA in Public Policy Studies. Jacquelyn was a GBS Consultant – Intern and she joined Consulting by Degrees in 2011.

Jacquelyn"I joined Consulting by Degrees because I had an incredible internship experience last summer. Working on a project in New York City, I helped my team develop a new Web portal for a large pharmaceutical company. It was also my job to create a User Guide, documenting in detail the process of creating these pages. My role, along with the help of my Consulting by Degrees Buddy, was to conduct training workshops to teach 14 Chinese IBMers how to use the portal. My summer experience allowed me to see firsthand the vital roles that IBM gives to its entry-level consultants and the large impact that we can have on a project’s success. After my summer internship, the decision to join the program was a very easy one."

"The rotational aspect of the Consulting by Degrees program has already allowed me to develop various skills through my technical, research, project management, and creative roles. Though I am not sure what role I ultimately see myself in down the road, I am enjoying the fact that every day in the office is a little different, and I look forward to being able to use these skills in my future career at IBM."

"I am not sure what the future holds for me as an IBM Consultant, as I have always thrived on the challenge of new and different experiences (one of the many reasons why I joined Consulting by Degrees in the first place). For this reason, I look forward to broadening my skill set through the rotational program and ultimately finding an industry or role that suits me best. At this point, it seems that the possibilities are endless."

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