Undergraduate Research

The IBM Summer Internship program provides students from Union College, RPI and Notre Dame with the opportunity to work at an international IBM lab for the summer. The internship is coordinated by IBM and information about last year's program is available on the IBM site. Descriptions of the projects from last year are also available at that site*. The qualities that IBM is looking for in successful applicants are:

  • Excellent grade-point average (Minimum of 3.0 to apply)
  • Creativity
  • Strong command of English language
  • Initiative, self-starter
  • Communication skills
  • Commitment
  • Distinctive team spirit
  • International orientation

Union Students who have previously participated in the program:

Summer 2013: Licia He '14 (Beijing, China) and Nick Garabedian '14 (Bangalore, India)
Summer 2012: Trang Nguyen '14 (Beijing, China) and Jargalsaikhan Dulmaa '13 (Beijing, China)
Summer 2011: Matthew Graveley '12 (Beijing, China), Alethea Schepperly '12 (Beijing, China) and Matthew Manning '12 (Zurich, Switzerland)

* Please note that these internships are open to both graduate students and undergraduate students. Most of those accepted to the Zurich site are graduate students.


Nick Garabedian (Union '13) on far left


Schedule for Applications/Information Sessions in 2013-2014:

late September: Application Posted on website
October 9, 2013 (1PM, Wold Center 225) Information session with Licia He and Nick Garabedian (Union students who were IBM interns in summer 2013)
October 23, 2013: Applications Due (internal to Union)
late October: Finalists chosen for interviews (internal to Union)
early November: Union students chosen to apply to IBM
January: Applications due to IBM
February: Students notified of decision by IBM