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IT Specialist / IT Architect Internship - Summer 2014 (Undergraduate Level)

Job IDS_D-0598161Job typeFull-time Complementary
Work countryUSAPosition typeStudent/Internship
Work city- AnyPosted22-Aug-2013
Travel10% travel annuallyJob areaSales
Business groupIBM Sales & DistributionJob categorySales
Business unitWWHiringPrgsJob roleGeneral Other Sales
Job role skillsetGeneral
Intern year of studyThird Year/JuniorInternship termUS - Summer
Commissionable/Sales-Incentive jobs onlyNo

Job description
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The Summit Intern Program within the IBM US Sales & Distribution division is searching for top-quality undergraduate students with a passion for technology and client interaction for IT Specialist and IT Architect internships. This is a summer 2014 position. Applicants should be undergraduate students pursuing a technical degree.

During the internship, you will work with IBM technical sales professionals (IT Specialists or IT Architects) to assist with technical support of sales opportunities at both client sites and IBM technical sales centers like the IBM Technical Exploration Centers (TEC). You will gain knowledge about IBM's software and hardware products through hands-on technical experience. Prior technical intern responsibilities include assisting with installation of IBM hardware and software, benchmarking, technical documentation, and technical setup for customer briefings or demos. Interns working at the TECs also assist with the center's day-to-day technical operational duties. Roles and projects will vary depending on location and the current needs of IBM's clients. Additionally, as an IT Specialist or IT Architect Intern, you will have the opportunity to network throughout all levels of the robust IBM organization, which will enable you to form contacts and gain insights on future opportunities within IBM.

The IBM IT Specialist and IT Architect are integral parts of the client account team, driving revenue through designing solutions, technical presentations, in-depth complex technical demonstrations and/or proof-of-concepts. Recognized as a “subject matter expert" on IBM's software or hardware brands, the IT Specialist consults with clients of all sizes and across various industry sectors and leverages his/her technical expertise to assist sales counterparts with aligning the technical capabilities of IBM offerings to client requirements. IT Architects define solutions and architectures to address client business requirements and technical needs. They work in levels of abstraction, applying industry knowledge, and leveraging appropriate technology information.

The ideal IT Specialist or IT Architect Intern applicant should:
• Demonstrate a strong passion for technology
• Have hardware or software technical experience through school projects and/or prior jobs or internships/co-ops
• Have the ability to quickly assimilate technical information
• Have Sales or Customer Service Experience
• Be a self starter and have demonstrated leadership experience
• Display empathy and possess excellent people and teaming skills
• Possess strong written and oral communication skills
• Be able to independently travel to local IBM clients and meetings
• Be a Junior majoring in a technical degree field with proven academic success (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, etc.)

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Readiness to travel 10% travel annually
  • English: Fluent
  • Engineering
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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
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