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

Agenda – Wednesday November 30th – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

12:00 pm – Data Reference Architecture
2:00 pm – Break
2:15 pm – Data Modeling: Why is it relevant?
4:15 pm – Questions and Networking


  • November 30, 2022: Information session on the program will be held in room 233AB HUB-Robeson Center from Noon to 5:00 pm.
  • December 30, 2022: Deadline to apply for Fall 2023 program cohort
  • Early 2023: IBM will let students know if they have been admitted to the program

Have Questions?

Contact Nick Diehl, Research Project Manager for the Digital Discovery District (D3), at nad5121@psu.edu