IBM International Student Hiring

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Your Future Made with IBM

We unite different cultures, languages, professions and perspectives in one globally integrated enterprise. This practice is the cornerstone of our business strategy and it's helping to fuel our rapid growth all over the world.

What does this mean for you?

As an international student, you'll have an ideal opportunity to make early career advancements during this growth period through IBM's global opportunities. Not to mention that you'll experience the opportunity of a lifetime because you'll have a chance to:

  • Collaborate with the world's brightest people while working on innovative solutions that will impact the way people around the world live, work and play;
  • Build the career you want by continuing to master new skills — across different disciplines — within different countries — all while working for the same company.
  • Give back to the world. As an IBMer, opportunities are abound for you to focus your energy on philanthropic projects;
  • Work for a respected, values-based company that affects real change in the world — a company of which you can be proud.

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About International Student Hiring

IBM has developed International Student Hiring options designed to help you finding the right global opportunity for your profile.

IBM International Student Placement

Our mission is to recruit as a globally integrated enterprise by attracting international students for opportunities across the globe. With that in mind, we assist students who are abroad and want to return to their "home" country for internship and/or graduate opportunities or to work in a country they are eligible to work in.

Our job opportunities include positions in the following areas (among others):

· Accounting

· Consulting

· Engineering

· Finance

· Human Resources

· Information Technology

· Marketing

· Sales

· Software Development

And around the world:

· Asia Pacific (Australia, India, Korea, Southeast Asia, etc.)

· China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

· Europe

· Japan

· Latin America

· Middle East & Africa

· North America

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Frequently asked questions.

How can I learn more about IBM?

Explore all IBM has to offer by visiting our global page and by searching within your country of choice.

How do I apply for an international job at IBM?

Visit our Featured Jobs section located on this webpage. If you want to look for additional opportunities, go to IBM's Global Jobs Database to "Search and apply" for entry level jobs in your country and area of interest and "Select your country" to learn about IBM in different countries. (Note: These jobs will be paid in local currency, and salary will be adjusted to reflect the local compensation structure and labor market. In order to qualify for employment you must have the proper authorization to work in the country and meet local language requirements for the job.)

What internship opportunities IBM offers for students?

Interns and co-op opportunities
Student employment assignments give you the opportunity to become familiar with IBM's organization, work style, culture and global reach. These are paid positions, with a salary that is based on the number of credits completed toward your degree. Your school must provide written verification of credits received before you can begin your assignment. Co-op and internship programs are an important recruiting channel for IBM, because they help us identify promising employment candidates for the future. Participating students are often considered for repeat internships or for regular employment after graduation. Our philosophy is to keep good people around; that's why we always try to recruit once and hire twice.

Intern or co-op — what's the difference?
Co-ops can work any time of the year, and also have the option to work part-time. Managers usually prefer co-ops to work a period of six to seven months, although the exact length of an assignment may vary. Like co-ops, interns are students who get the opportunity to gain professional experience with one of the world's most innovative organizations. However, while co-op assignments can take place any time of the year, most IBM interns work summers between their academic semesters, and will therefore have shorter assignment lengths.

What happens after I apply?

If we determine there is a strong match, someone from IBM will contact you to arrange an interview and applicable assessment/testing.

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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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