Alumni of Great Minds Internships, 2023

Written by Michael Nz. on March 24, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Science, Science Technologies
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United States
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $5000 - $7000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    Private sponsor
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

    Monthly subsistence allowance
  • Scholarship Contact Details

Applications have been accepted for IBM Great Minds Internships for students from Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in 2023; Eligible scholars will be charged, in accordance with this notice, for applying for this program.

Meanwhile, look up the table of contents below.

Table of Contents.

  • About the Great Minds Initiative
  • About IBM
  • Level/field of study:
  • Host Nationality:
  • Eligible Nationality:
  • Scholarship Benefits:
  • Scholarship number:
  • Eligibility:
  • position paper
  • Application procedure:
  • Last application delivery date:

About the Great Minds Initiative

The Great Minds Initiative is a 3-6 month internship competition at one of IBM’s research labs in Zurich, Nairobi, or Johannesburg for students from Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It offers students a unique opportunity to work with world-class scientists at the industry’s leading IT research organization.

Great Minds internships will take place in 2023. Selected students will define the exact start time and duration on an individual basis, considering their academic commitments and the availability of IBM employees.

IBM Research Has been teaching Great Minds courses for more than ten years. The experiences on both sides have been very positive. This program also benefits faculty members when Great Minds laureates provide their universities or departments with valuable information on real industry issues, advanced IBM technology, and IBM Research contacts.

Great minds and good ideas are the engines of innovation. In keeping with its close ties to universities, IBM is seeking the best brains and the hottest IT and social challenges for internships at IBM Research. You can do an internship at one of IBM’s research labs in Zurich, Nairobi, or Johannesburg.

About IBM

IBM (International Business Machines Corporation) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in more than 170 countries. The company originated in 1911 as the Computing, Tabulating, and Recording (CTR) Company and was renamed “International Business Machines” in 1924.

Level/field of study:

Great Minds 2023 Internships are available for internships for all full-time students enrolled in a Master’s program in Artificial Intelligence/Applied Mathematics/Computer Science/Electrical Engineering/Machine Learning/Life Sciences/Physics / Engineering of Software/Service Science at a recognized university or college in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East or Africa.

Host Nationality:

The Great Minds Internships 2023 is hosted in the countries where IBM Research Labs are located Zurich,  Dublin, San, and Johannesburg. 

Eligible Nationality:

Great Minds Internships 2023 is open to international students from African Countries,  Central and Eastern Europe, and Middle East countries.

Scholarship Benefits:

IBM will pay winners a lump sum for travel expenses and compensation appropriately covering the cost of living in Switzerland, Ireland, Kenya, or South Africa. IBM will also obtain the necessary visa and work permits for successful candidates.

Scholarship number:

The number of Great Minds internship offers was not specified.


The following criteria must be met for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Students must have a solid command of the English language in both written and spoken form.
  • IBM is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages applications from both genders and minority groups.
  • We would especially like to encourage qualified women to enter this contest.

The CV must contain the following:

  • Information according to the guidelines for the creation of a CV.
  • Three search areas of the topic list are in order of priority.
  • Possible start dates and duration of your internship: 3-6 months.

Your CV should include personal information (name, address, phone number, email address), training, completion date, skills, and professional experience. Also, include any awards and recognition you have received and any other activities you consider essential to a position in the industry.

There are examples and instructions for creating a strong resume on many websites, such as B. Europass CV.

position paper

The position paper (pages 1-2) should refer to the following points:

  • What are the most interesting and relevant applications in your areas of interest (selected from the list of topics)?
  • In your opinion, what are the main technical challenges of these applications?
  • What do you personally want to achieve in these areas?
  • What would you like to do during an internship at IBM Research?

This is not a quiz, there is no right or wrong answer. We recommend that you express your points of view and propose creative and innovative ideas that can be translated into concrete projects.

Read the research areas of IBM Research – Zurich and Africa Labs to understand the projects you could work on. However, you do not need to focus on these areas when writing your summary paper.

Application procedure:

A faculty member must nominate the participants. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member is required.

To enter the Great Minds competition, see the detailed instructions for students at the link below.

  • Send your CV and position paper (in English, PDF format) to your professor before February 25, 2023.

IBM University Relations Directors from participating countries and a committee of IBM technical experts review the applications received from faculty, from which they can select the best candidates at their discretion. You will be notified by the end of April 2023 if you are one of the winners.

The laureates will begin their internship in 2023 at an agreed date. Do not forget to suggest the possible dates and duration of your internship (3-6 months) in your CV.

Visit the internship website for more details

Last application delivery date:

The deadline for submission is November 30, 2023.

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