Meet some Extreme Blue’ers

The team culture on Extreme Blue is all about: intensity, passion, innovation, fun and no boundaries. The program is completely team based – with innovative project teams made up of technical and business students, working together to achieve their goal.

IBM technical and business mentors support each team, serving as guides, and are among the foremost experts in their field. Whilst your work will focus primarily on a single project during this program, you will have access to the diverse body of expertise and experience of all project mentors—as well as the large staff of specialists and advisors.

With multiple projects per lab, part of the fun of Extreme Blue is the chance to meet and collaborate with interns and mentors from other project teams. The friendships that form can last a lifetime.

Hear from some of our Alumni

  • James M – Technical Intern in Ireland (2013)

    I was part of the 2013 Ireland Extreme Blue internship, and I really enjoyed it. We were given the ambitious project of finding a way to curb cyber-bullying, which was a new style of project for me as it involved looking at a problem beyond the scope of getting code to run correctly. Compared to other internships I have worked on before, where a checklist was given of tasks to be completed, our team was given free reign of this project, taking it in whatever direction we saw fit. IBM helped me to develop skills in public speaking over the summer, as we prepared a weekly pitch of our project. The internship culminated with an expo with other Extreme Blue teams from all around Europe, where we got to demonstrate our solutions.

  • Andrea C – Technical Intern in Canada (2012)

    I was part of the 2013 Ireland Extreme Blue internship, and I really enjoyed it. We were given the ambitious project of finding a way to curb cyber-bullying, which was a new style of project for me as it involved looking at a problem beyond the scope of getting code to run correctly. Compared to other internships I have worked on before, where a checklist was given of tasks to be completed, our team was given free reign of this project, taking it in whatever direction we saw fit. IBM helped me to develop skills in public speaking over the summer, as we prepared a weekly pitch of our project. The internship culminated with an expo with other Extreme Blue teams from all around Europe, where we got to demonstrate our solutions.

  • Gemma B – Technical Intern in the UK (2011)

    I was part of the 2013 Ireland Extreme Blue internship, and I really enjoyed it. We were given the ambitious project of finding a way to curb cyber-bullying, which was a new style of project for me as it involved looking at a problem beyond the scope of getting code to run correctly. Compared to other internships I have worked on before, where a checklist was given of tasks to be completed, our team was given free reign of this project, taking it in whatever direction we saw fit. IBM helped me to develop skills in public speaking over the summer, as we prepared a weekly pitch of our project. The internship culminated with an expo with other Extreme Blue teams from all around Europe, where we got to demonstrate our solutions.

  • Sam M – Technical Intern in the UK (2012)

    I was part of the 2013 Ireland Extreme Blue internship, and I really enjoyed it. We were given the ambitious project of finding a way to curb cyber-bullying, which was a new style of project for me as it involved looking at a problem beyond the scope of getting code to run correctly. Compared to other internships I have worked on before, where a checklist was given of tasks to be completed, our team was given free reign of this project, taking it in whatever direction we saw fit. IBM helped me to develop skills in public speaking over the summer, as we prepared a weekly pitch of our project. The internship culminated with an expo with other Extreme Blue teams from all around Europe, where we got to demonstrate our solutions.

  • Aman K – Business Intern in India (2012)

    I was part of the 2013 Ireland Extreme Blue internship, and I really enjoyed it. We were given the ambitious project of finding a way to curb cyber-bullying, which was a new style of project for me as it involved looking at a problem beyond the scope of getting code to run correctly. Compared to other internships I have worked on before, where a checklist was given of tasks to be completed, our team was given free reign of this project, taking it in whatever direction we saw fit. IBM helped me to develop skills in public speaking over the summer, as we prepared a weekly pitch of our project. The internship culminated with an expo with other Extreme Blue teams from all around Europe, where we got to demonstrate our solutions.

  • Patrizia G – Technical Intern in Germany (2013)

    I was part of the 2013 Ireland Extreme Blue internship, and I really enjoyed it. We were given the ambitious project of finding a way to curb cyber-bullying, which was a new style of project for me as it involved looking at a problem beyond the scope of getting code to run correctly. Compared to other internships I have worked on before, where a checklist was given of tasks to be completed, our team was given free reign of this project, taking it in whatever direction we saw fit. IBM helped me to develop skills in public speaking over the summer, as we prepared a weekly pitch of our project. The internship culminated with an expo with other Extreme Blue teams from all around Europe, where we got to demonstrate our solutions.

  • Koen W – Technical Intern in the Netherlands (2004)

    I was part of the 2013 Ireland Extreme Blue internship, and I really enjoyed it. We were given the ambitious project of finding a way to curb cyber-bullying, which was a new style of project for me as it involved looking at a problem beyond the scope of getting code to run correctly. Compared to other internships I have worked on before, where a checklist was given of tasks to be completed, our team was given free reign of this project, taking it in whatever direction we saw fit. IBM helped me to develop skills in public speaking over the summer, as we prepared a weekly pitch of our project. The internship culminated with an expo with other Extreme Blue teams from all around Europe, where we got to demonstrate our solutions.