Cognitive & Analytics Consulting Intern- Public Service Sector - Washington , Washington DC, United States, 20044

**Job Description**

We live in a moment of remarkable change and opportunity. The convergence of data and technology is transforming industries, society and professions. Some of these professions did not even exist before data, cloud, social and mobile. IBM Global Business Services is part of this transformation and just the place to define your career within business consulting. Join us as we make the most of these exciting times and discover what you can make of this moment.

**What will you make with IBM?**

At IBM Global Business Services Public Service Sector, we serve federal, state and local government clients, and education clients through our Digital Strategy & iX, Cognitive Process Transformation and Cloud Application Innovation growth platforms. Through cutting edge service offerings, we deliver real business value by:

+ Bringing together the world?s largest consulting practice with industry-leading research capability.

+ Enriching Public Service Sector consulting with advanced research, analytics and technology.

+ Teaming on all phases of engagement to plan, build, and implement advanced business solutions.

+ Establishing new, flexible and iterative approaches that only IBM can offer through our unique combination of skills, experience and capabilities.

+ Leveraging the proven roadmaps and frameworks we have developed across our global business in 18 industries.

+ Providing our clients with an integrated approach to business design and execution, turning strategies into actions.

These strengths applied to business issues and opportunities give our clients not only the ability to anticipate change, but also take advantage of new possibilities.

**What will an IBM Internship offer to you?**

+ Client interaction with challenging responsibilities

+ Collaboration with smart people in a dynamic team environment

+ Mentorship and exceptional on the job training

+ Ongoing learning and development opportunities

+ Potential full-time entry-level consultant opportunities

You will contribute right away to top-tier clients in collaboration with innovative people in a dynamic team environment. You will work on projects that help clients integrate strategy, process, technology, and information to increase effectiveness, reduce costs, promote accountability, and optimize performance. You can take advantage of opportunities to master new skills, work across different disciplines and move into new challenges.

**What does the Cognitive & Analytics Consultant Intern role entail?**

You will provide technical and analytical support in order to gain business understanding, prepare data, analyze data, and build and evaluate either predictive (regression or classification) or prescriptive (simulation or optimization) models. Data Analytics consultants at IBM will deploy advanced analytics techniques that are traditionally applied to structured data, as well as Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning techniques for unstructured content, to enable comprehensive cognitive solutions.

**What do we look for in a successful Consulting Intern?**

We are looking for students that can demonstrate the following traits:

+ An interest in government and how digital technology can impact and transform day to day processes

+ Analytical ability to be create innovative solutions, informed by data, and a passion for implementing the change needed to ensure successful solutions

+ Strong problem-solving skills and the desire to constantly learn and grow

+ Team oriented mentality, but can also complete work independently as needed

+ Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate and present information clearly and concisely to clients and teammates

+ A track record of leadership, flexibility and proactivity

+ We are looking for students that have exposure to and/or understanding of Bluemix, Watson APIs, SPSS, SAS, R, Hadoop, Spark, TensorFlow, Watson Analytics, Tableau, an/or D3 (Data Driven Documents). Additionally, experience from coursework or projects using Machine Learning and/or Natural Language Processing is a plus.

**Required Qualifications**

+ Currently pursuing a Bachelor?s degree with a graduation date of December 2019 - May 2020

+ Willingness and ability to travel up to 100% of the time, if project/business needs require. Although most projects are local to the D.C. Metro Area, projects exist that require travel

+ Relocation to the Washington DC metropolitan area for the summer

+ U.S. citizenship

+ Ability to obtain a security clearance, if needed

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ GPA above a 3.2 is strongly preferred

+ **Preferred Degree/Majors** : Computer Science, Data Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or Artificial Intelligence.

**Additional information**

Interns hired into Public Sector must be US Citizens, have the ability to obtain a security clearance, and be local or willing to relocate to the Washington, DC Metro area. While most projects are local to the DC Metro area, you must be willing to travel if needed. Additional work locations may be available on a project-by-project basis.

**Application Procedure:**

In addition to submitting your resume through your Career Services office, you must complete an online profile at to Job Requisition **TBD** **.** You cannot be considered an official applicant until you have successfully completed this step.

**Required Technical and Professional Expertise**

+ Currently pursuing a Bachelor?s degree with a graduation date of December 2019 - May 2020

+ Willingness and ability to travel up to 4 days a week (home on weekends ? based on project requirements)

+ Reside within a reasonable commuting distance (generally 50 miles or less) of Washington, DC

**Preferred Tech and Prof Experience**

None

**EO Statement**

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.