Course(s) Offered: Science, engineering
Course Level: Undergraduate (internship)
Country to Study in: USA
The American Physical Society (APS) and the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) co-sponsor a research internship program for undergraduate women. The goal is to encourage women students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering.
The internships are salaried positions typically 10 weeks long at one of three IBM research locations (San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, or Yorktown Heights, NY), and give the opportunity to work closely with an IBM mentor. The Watson lab has a full range of research, as does the Almaden lab, and the Austin lab focuses on software and systems.
Research areas of the internship are individually chosen so as to optimize the match between the skills and interests of the student, and the ongoing research programs of the laboratory.
The following eligibility requirements apply:
- Must be female with sophomore or junior standing at a U.S. college or university at the time of application
- Must be majoring in chemistry, physics, materials science or engineering, computer science or engineering, chemical, electrical, mechanical engineering, or biology, if it has an emphasis on one of the other areas listed
- Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
- No citizenship restriction.
Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee at IBM/Almaden and selected based on their commitment to and interest in their major field of study.
Citizens of ALL countries. There is NO citizenship restriction for the award of this internship position.
One of three IBM research locations in the United Stated, as below:
- IBM, San Jose, CA; Or
- IBM, Austin, TX; Or
- IBM, Yorktown Heights, NY.
Graduate studies (as research intern) in science and engineering.
The Watson lab has a full range of research, as does the Almaden lab, and the Austin lab focuses on software and systems. Research areas of the internship are individually chosen so as to optimize the match between the skills and interests of the student, and the ongoing research programs of the laboratory.
Information about the sites and their research may be found at:
The specific number of awards has NOT been specified by the provider. Please contact IBM for this.
Typically 10 weeks long.
The starting and ending dates are chosen so as not to conflict with the student's school schedule.
The internships are salaried positions; AND successful applicants work closely with an IBM mentor.
Assistance in finding and renting housing will be provided.
Method of Application
The application process consists of an online application, which is submitted through an IBM server; two letters of recommendation, which are to be emailed directly from the recommenders to the internship chair; and an official transcript, which, if possible, is emailed to the internship chair from the registrar's officer, or if that is not possible is submitted to IBM via postal mail.
Interested and eligible candidates should apply via the 'APS/IBM Internship Application Online Application' which is found on the official website.
For more important details on the Application Process and Internship, visit the official website via link that has been provided below.
Summer applications are due February 1. Selection notifications are sent out in early April.
The application deadline date for the current session is February 1, 2015.
The American Physical Society (www.aps.org) is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities.
APS represents over 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, DC.
Application Deadline: 1 February 2015
Open to International Applicants: Yes
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