IBM Africa Research Internship 2022

IBM South Africa is inviting qualified PhD and MSc degree holders to submit their application and possibly qualify for a spot at their Research Internship Programme for 2022. Know more about the role and the minimum qualifications required to get considered for it.

About IBM

IBM, or Industrial Business Machines Corporation, is an American tech company headquartered in New York and currently operating in more than 170 countries. The company is widely known for manufacturing and marketing computer hardware, software and middleware. It also provides consulting and hosting services starting with mainframe computers to cutting-edge nanotechnology.

As a leading research organization, IBM holds the record for generating the most number of US patents by a business in the last 25 years. It owns patents for the floppy disk, automated teller machine, hard disk drive, relational databases, the UPC barcode, SQL (programming language), and DRAM (dynamic random-access memory, and more.

Established as a result of the merger of four US-based companies in 1911 under the name Computing-Tabulating-Records Company. In 1924, the name was shortened to International Business Machines.

IBM Africa Research Internship 2022

IBM Africa Research Internship 2022

The IBM Africa Research Internship initiative offers young and bright postgraduate students the opportunity to work on ground-breaking projects at one of the world’s largest and highly-advanced research labs. You will have a chance at gaining knowledge about real-world industry challenges as well as hands-on experience that would prove priceless to your university and faculty.

As an IBM Africa Research Intern, you’ll be involved in projects centered on data-driven innovation as well as machine learning. The majority of this research is aimed towards effecting transformational impact on South Africa and the rest of the African continent. These projects cover traffic optimization, pulsar detection, TB contact tracing, natural language processing in the medical field, air quality management, and genomics just to mention a few.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Develop and execute algorithms and proof of concept technologies of assigned projects
  • Demonstrate expertise in defining research questions, formulating hypothesis, and developing innovative solutions aided by cutting-edge tech
  • Collaborate extensively with both external and internal teams

Who should apply?

Applications are open only to candidates who meet these minimum qualification requirements:

  • Currently pursuing a recognized MEng, MSc, or PhD degree in the following areas:
    • Computational Biology
    • Data Science
    • Computer Science
    • Industrial, Computer, Electronic, or Electrical Engineering
    • Genomics
    • Service Science
    • Statistics
    • Physics
  • Must possess applied knowledge in the following fields
    • Cloud computing
    • Data science
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Computer  vision
    • IoT
    • Applied physics
    • Statistics
    • Software engineering
  • A South African citizen belonging to a designated group as per the Employment  Equity Act
  • Currently enrolled at a recognized tertiary institution pursuing any of the recognized qualification
  • Solid programming experience using Python, C++, Javascript, Java, Matlab
  • Demonstrated proficiency in academic research grounded on the scientific method
  • Operational knowledge of current and popular machine learning methods
  • Background in application programming particularly for web and mobile  applications, web API development, and user experience design for different  platforms
  • Must be comfortable using their expertise in various domains and working with domain experts
  • Preferably with operational experience with deep learning, computational mathematics, and signal and image processing

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How do I apply?

Eligible applicable can start by filling out the online application form on IBM SA’s online recruitment page. Click the link below to get started:

Apply online for the IBM Africa Research Internship 2022.

Application Deadline?

No deadline for admission of applications had been set as of this posting.

Contact details

For general questions, you can reach IBM South Africa by calling 0860 728 728. You can also email them at ibm4you@za.ibm.com.

Click the link to view a PDF copy of the IBM Africa Research Internship 2022 programme advert.

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