Summer Internship in Bangalore – IBM – the internship edge in the professional world

About Author: Sharath, a 1st yr PGDM student at S.D.M. Institute for Management Development interned with IBM, Bangalore in the Information Management and Software Testing profile.

First of all what is internship and what is its main benefit? Internship is a system of on-the-job training for professional careers and also an opportunity for students to have a head start over others in their careers. Companies hire students from reputed colleges to work for them, as it would be inexpensive labor for the company and students can gain more practical knowledge in the field. Internship can also be used to determine whether one has interest in a particular field or not. Sometimes interns with great talent get permanent job offers from the company.

MY EXPERIENCE– I can regard my internship as one of the best and awesome experiences I had during my engineering academia. I joined IBM (Mantri Commercial Complex, Bannerugatta Road, Bangalore) as an intern on April 5th. IBM had rented only the 3rd floor of the building; other floors were occupied by Oracle and Shoppers Stop. On my first day there wasn’t much of meeting colleagues as many of them were on leave. I was working directly under the guidance of Subhash Srikantiah, Deputy General Manager, IBM.com, Global Web Production Services. He came out to swipe for me as I was yet to receive my ID card. He then took me around the office; I was wonder-struck to look at so many computers and the cubicle arrangements, the entire IT environment for the first time. My manager took me to my new cubicle and explained some rules, regulations and policies and sent some forms to fill.

IBM had flexible timings and as I had classes only three days a week during the 8th semester, timings weren’t much of a problem. I was required to learn and work for around 30 hours a week. I was already a day old at IBM. The next day I got to meet all my team mates, some of them with lots of experience in their respective fields. Some of them asked me to tell something interesting about me and my hobbies and later we went to have coffee. At the cafe there were a couple of table tennis tables, where we played for a while and came back to our cubicles. XML expert Brinda was asked to guide me in my work. Three weeks training was provided on XML and related technologies where I got practical knowledge and applied them simultaneously. I also developed the ability to use Altova XML Spy which helps to model, edit, transform and debug XML templates by being part of the Enterprise Content Management Team.

Later, I was put to work on the web pages of IBM.com as a tester on the project which was built on J2EE technology where I obtained an understanding of JavaScript programming and functioning. I also obtained a foothold of the testing life cycle, testing techniques like test execution, detailed defect reporting and test report generation using a tool called Mantis. I still remember the appreciation that I got from my Quality Analyst – Team Lead for finding a bug in one of the web pages for a particular criterion. Actually my internship was for three months but at the end of three months my manager asked me if I would like to work for one month more (until July end) because I had already informed him that I had got placed at Infosys and my training was to start from 2nd August 2010, seeing the opportunity that I can work for one more month made me accept the offer. Also, during the last week of June we had got mails asking us to refer our friends for entry level job openings for Web Designing, Java Programming and Development and Quality Analysis i.e., testing. As some of my friends and classmates were yet to be placed, I referred them and almost 5 of them got offers.

I was part of many presentations, meetings and onsite calls and hence got a glimpse of how the working usually takes place. I would have been part of the Centennial IBM Project as IBM was turning 100 years from its institution. But due to some problems in the take-off of the project it was postponed to August, by then my extended internship period had come to an end. Some of my friends got to work on that project; it would have been like a feather in the cap kind of project in my career, had I got a chance. I had missed it by a whisker. To summarize my experience I can say that it was a wholesome experience, wherein I got to learn a lot with respect to both gaining considerable knowledge and working techniques. I got to meet lots of people with experience and got some valuable inputs. I learnt to manage things better because, even during my final exams and college internals I had to put in some hours of work or come during weekends to make up for the time lost and even with all this, I got a distinction in my final exams.

The head start that I obtained at IBM helped me even during my working days at Infosys with respect to work, project, and punctuality, dressing policies, ethics, following rules and regulation, interaction with team leads and managers and in many other ways. So guys try and get an internship at a reputed company as far as possible so that you can learn better and feel the difference it brings to your career. Presently, I am pursuing my PGDM at SDMIMD, Mysore (2012-2014).

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37 thoughts on “Summer Internship in Bangalore – IBM – the internship edge in the professional world

  • September 13, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Hii Sharath can i apply to IBM for internship as i am not having good academic record. If yes please provide detail of how to applying.

    Eagerly waiting for your reply.

    Reply
  • September 30, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Hi Viraj,
    Yes you can apply if you can prove to the interviewer that you are good in a particular language and it would be better if you can apply for the internship with a reference because if you apply through the website then one of the criterion is academic record and you may miss on that ground.

    Reply
  • October 4, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Hi
    I am a Bsc computer science student. Can i apply for the internship?

    Reply
  • October 8, 2012 at 12:55 AM

    I am Rajesh Kumar Mishra studying MCA final year Studing.

    plz give me the details of companys offering internship for final year MCA students in hyderabad or any where in india.

    What is the criteria for applying internship in any companies and tell to me wts the process fr this ,,

    MAIL: rajeshgbutmca@gmail.com
    cell : 8439442670

    Reply
  • October 9, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    @Rajesh
    Hi Rajesh – It is advisable that you do not post personal information like email and phone number on public forums like this because it might result in spamming and may also be misused. For internships for MCA students please visit this link – http://blog.internshala.com/internship-list/engineering-internship-2012-list/

    Many thanks
    Sarvesh
    LinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3932887
    facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Internshala

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  • November 28, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Hi Sir,
    I am pursuing Masters in Computer Application(MCA),can i apply for IBM intern.

    Waiting for your reply…….
    8971885018

    Reply
  • December 20, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    I am doing Mca…

    can i apply to IBM for internship?

    reply me

    Reply
  • December 27, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    hey,
    I am a 2nd year B.tech (computer Science) student. I wanted to apply for internship at IBM. can you please tell me the right and efficient procedure for it.
    Thank you.

    Reply
  • December 29, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    Hi sharath,
    AS I am Shafeer Khan student of Business Management pursuing my Graduation in Christ University with specialization in Marketing Mangament is willing to work in ibm for my intership for 2 month so i request u can u help me knowing the details of it waiting for u r reply

    Thanks and Regards

    Shafeer Khan
    (8123919545)
    shafeerkhan44@gmail.com

    Reply
  • January 13, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Hi, i am 3yr b.těch student of information technology,i want to apply for summer training at IBM . Can you please tell mě your details.

    Reply
  • January 30, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    i m lookin for summer internship of 1 month.i am msc biotechnology 2nd semester student.do IBM hire students for lifescience division

    Reply
  • February 1, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    @anushree…which clg?
    actually i hv got intern..

    Reply
  • February 21, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    i am a looking for summer training / internship of 1 month and abobe. i am b.tech 3 rd yr student of computer science and engineering. so please sir suggest me please…..

    Reply
  • February 21, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    i am a looking for summer training / internship of 1 month and abobe. i am b.tech 3 rd yr student of computer science and engineering. so please sir suggest me please…..
    cont- 09690000646

    Reply
  • February 27, 2013 at 7:33 AM

    hello sir !!
    i m b.tech third year student currently in 6 sem having a good academic performance in B.tech.i want to know whether i m eligible to apply for IBM intership .if yes please guide me knowing the procedure to apply…

    Reply
  • February 23, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    Hello sir,
    I’m doing my master in technology. I’m in my 4th sem, looking for internship in IBM. So please suggest me sir,

    Reply
  • July 4, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    i am mtech(CSE) student , i want to ask how internship is useful , if someone wants to make carrier in education field ?? should i go for internship ??
    and what should i do with mtech ,to for strong carrier in education field ??

    Reply
  • August 12, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Hello,I am 3 rd year student of(BE/IT)I want internship.I am looking for internship in IBM.Please suggest me how I can join after six semester in June,july2017.

    Reply
  • September 11, 2016 at 12:59 AM

    I have 6 backlogs UpTo 7sem but have strong knowledge of my CSE subject..is there any chance to get in through employee referral

    Reply
  • February 18, 2017 at 12:44 PM

    HELLO
    I GOT 55% IN 12TH AND 74% till 7th SEM IN B.TECH.
    SO IF SOME ONE REFERS ME TO GET INTERNSHIP IN IBM.
    THEN I’LL OR DUE TO <60% IN 12TH WILL MATTERS.

    Reply
  • February 18, 2017 at 12:45 PM

    HELLO
    I GOT 55% IN 12TH AND 74% till 7th SEM IN B.TECH.
    SO IF SOME ONE REFERS ME TO GET INTERNSHIP IN IBM.
    THEN I’LL OR DUE TO <60% IN 12TH I'LL NOT.

    Reply
  • December 29, 2018 at 2:15 PM

    I am Shiri, I am BTech 3rd year student (ECE) …
    I wanna do internship …
    Give me information

    Reply
    • January 7, 2019 at 12:21 AM

      Hi Shirisha,

      Apologies for the delay in response.

      Please register on Internshala here – http://bit.ly/new-registration. Once you’ve registered and logged into your account, you may click on the ‘Internships’ button on your dashboard to view all the internships available on the platform. You can filter internships according to your preference.

      Thanks~ Ankit

      Reply
  • March 10, 2019 at 12:30 AM

    Hi Sharat .. I’m pursuing MBA in HR. I’m trying for internship in IBM. please help me out .

    Reply
    • March 18, 2019 at 11:05 AM

      Hi Reshmy,

      Sharath may not be following this post, please try finding him on FB and message him your query.

      You can also register on Internshala here – http://bit.ly/new-registration and find relevant internships in your field.

      Hope this helps.

      Thanks~ Batool

      Reply
  • March 30, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    hey,
    I am a 2nd year B.tech (computer Science) student. I wanted to apply for internship at IBM. can you please tell me the right and efficient procedure for it.
    Thank you.

    Reply
    • April 1, 2019 at 10:40 AM

      Hi Pratik,

      I’m afraid we do not have any information regarding this.

      However, you may register on Internshala here – http://bit.ly/new-registration and find relevant internships in your field.

      Thanks~ Batool

      Reply

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