About ICDS

Student Internships – IBM Data Engineering Center of Excellence

Penn State students can get hands-on experience with real-world data engineering challenges through the IBM Data Engineering Center of Excellence Program, coordinated through the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences. Through the program, a cohort of students will complete paid internships in Innovation Park on the University Park campus while also completing training workshops on essential data engineering topics.

Program Benefits

Expand Your Career Potential

  • Gain data engineering experience with IBM, a global technology leader
  • Build your professional network
  • Be mentored by seasoned IBM data engineering team members
  • Build relationships with fellow cohort members
  • Mentor new cohorts of students
  • Get paid!

Build Skills and Knowledge

  • Data analytics
  • Data workflows
  • Data fabric
  • Cloud technologies, including hybrid cloud models
  • Internet of things
  • Artificial intelligence


  • April 19: Informational sessions on the program were held in room 233A HUB-Robeson Center. If you missed the session, you may view a recording
  • April/May (TBD): Deadline to apply for fall 2022-23 program cohort
  • Summer 2022: IBM will let students know if they have been admitted to the program
  • Fall 2022: First cohort begins program

How to Apply

IBM and Penn State are finalizing the application process now. If you would like to be notified when applications are being accepted, add your name to our sign-up list below.

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    Have Questions?

    Contact Todd Price, ICDS corporate relations director for research, at tup77@psu.edu or 814-867-3738.