IBM Research Africa Internship Program 2023 for Graduate Students

IBM Research Africa Internship Program 2022 for Graduate Students

IBM Research Africa Internship: At IBM, work is more than just a job – it’s a calling. It is to design. It is to code. It is to consult. It is to think along with clients and sell. It is to make markets. It is to invent. It is to collaborate. The goal should not just be to do something better but to try things you have never attempted before. Do you want to become a leader in the new era of technology and solve some of the world’s most challenging problems? If so, let us talk.

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Eligible Countries: South Africa & Kenya

To be taken in (Country): South Africa & Kenya

Type: Internship

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The IBM Research Africa Internship will provide selected students the unique opportunity to work with world-class scientists based in Nairobi & SA and around the globe as part of the world’s largest research organization. 

Duration of Award: The exact starting time and duration will be agreed upon individually.

Application Deadline: Not specified

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for IBM Research Africa (Kenya)

  • Currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program from an accredited university in quantitative fields such as Computer Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, Physics, Information Systems
  • Demonstrable interest and experience in researching and implementing robust AI / ML pipelines. Exposure to forecasting and climate science concepts is a plus.
  • 4 years of coding experience with the scientific and ML Python stack (sklearn, NumPy, scipy, pandas, matplotlib, etc.). Exposure to deep-learning Python libraries such as TensorFlow, PyTorch is a plus.

for IBM Research Africa (South Africa)

• Be a South African Citizen.

• Member of designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act.

• Registered at a recognized university in one of the aforementioned fields of study.

• Considerable programming experience in prominent languages such as C++, Python, Java, JavaScript, MATLAB, and R.

• Demonstrable academic research proficiency based on the scientific method.

• Working knowledge of popular and current machine learning methods and implementation techniques.

• Experience in application programming notably for mobile and web-based applications, development of web APIs, and user experience design for a variety of platforms.

• The candidate should be comfortable applying their knowledge and expertise in different domains and partnering with domain experts.

Experience with deep learning, signal and image processing, and computational mathematics will be advantageous.

Selection Criteria for IBM Research Africa Internship: 

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate excellent coding (Python) and communication skills to quickly contribute to research projects within a few months. Students with backgrounds in anomalous pattern detection, deep learning (PyTorch or Tensorflow), or Trustworthy AI concepts such as bias, explainability, or causality will be given preference.

How to Apply: Apply below

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
  • Best Wishes

Visit SA Award Webpage for Details

Visit the Kenya Award Webpage for Details


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