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APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women

Primary Institution: IBM
City: San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, or Yorktown Heights, NY
States: CA, NY, TX, CA, NY, TX, CA, NY, TX, CA, NY, TX, CA, NY, TX
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
Biology/Life Science
Computational science
Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Elementary Particles and Fields
Fluid Dynamics and Gases
Nonlinear Dynamics
Nuclear Physics
Plasmas and Beam Physics
Electrical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Description: The internships are salaried positions typically 10 weeks long at one of three IBM research locations (San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, or Yorktown Heights, NY), and give the opportunity to work closely with an IBM mentor. The Watson lab has a full range of research, as does the Almaden lab, and the Austin lab focuses on software and systems. Research areas of the internship are individually chosen so as to optimize the match between the skills and interests of the student, and the ongoing research programs of the laboratory.
Stipend: Approximately $8000
Benefits: Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/01/2014
Job Website:
Additional Information: The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor a research internship program for undergraduate women. The goal is to encourage women students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering.

The application process consists of an online application, which is submitted through an IBM server; two letters of recommendation, which are to be emailed directly from the recommenders to the internship chair; and an official transcript, which, if possible, is emailed to the internship chair from the registrar's officer, or if that is not possible is submitted to IBM via postal mail.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Dr. Barbara Jones - Chair, APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women
Dept. GFBA/D01, IBM Almaden Research Center
650 Harry Road
San Jose, CA 95120-6099
Secondary Contact: Deanna Ratnikova
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: (301) 209-3231
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