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IBM Strategic Consultant Intern - 2021 in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina


At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM is seeking a Strategic Consultant Intern to join the Research organization's Strategic Business Insights (SBI) team.

The SBI team's mission is to influence IBM Research’s strategy and advance new innovations by providing forward-looking, fact-based analyses of emerging technological horizons, industry pain points, and business opportunities. It is responsible for accelerating IBM Research's impact to IBM and our clients via creation of new markets or products, and enhancements to existing products and services. The team works in critical emerging areas to identify key technologies, develop and articulate the associated use cases and business value, and drive deep engagements with Research and Business Unit colleagues to incubate the offerings for eventual hand-off to the appropriate IBM brand teams.

You will be responsible for supporting leading business and strategic projects for key IBM Research and Corporate initiatives. For example, Global Technology Outlook (GTO) and annual Research Strategy Planning processes. You are expected to have experience in leading technology and business consulting projects. Also, be familiar with new and emerging innovation and business models. Should also be able to learn a new technical topic in a timely manner and be able to perform fact-based quantitative analysis, hypothesis-driven research, data gathering, and market research as part of the creation of strategy recommendations deliverables.

You should have proven professional experience with complex projects that span organizational boundaries as the role will require the ability to coordinate and motivate multiple organizations, divisions and stakeholders. Must be able to work in a demanding, dynamic, and high-profile environment while being closely paired with researchers and senior stakeholders from Research and IBM Brands. Executive presence, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, and the ability to work with both technical and business leaders is a must.

Candidates pursuing a MBA degree are preferred.

Possible work locations are Yorktown Heights, NY, Almaden, CA or Cambridge, MA.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Demonstrated business problem-solving skills

  • Proven interest in innovative technologies

  • Demonstrated leadership ability and entrepreneurial experience

  • Proven communication skills

  • Actively enrolled in MBA program

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least two (2) years of pre-MBA technology strategy/product management/management consulting experience

About Business Unit

With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research brings together hundreds of researchers who possess unparalleled industry expertise to address some of the world's most challenging problems. Join us as we do pioneering work in areas such as cognitive computing, augmented intelligence, quantum computing, and blockchain, to name a few.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.