What is Extreme Blue?

The Extreme Blue program – IBM’s incubator for talent, technology and business innovation – challenges business and technical students to join forces and start something BIG. In a team consisting of 4 students (1 business, 1 business /technical and 2 technical) you will develop a solution addressing a real client problem. You will have to use your personal talents and explore your creativity.

Extreme Blue 2014

This summer, IBM Netherlands will host five Extreme Blue projects at strategic clients. Guided by IBM experts you will go through a challenging process of innovation and creativity to develop your ideas into an end solution. Besides being mentored, by business and technical consultants, you will also take part in brainstorming, presentation skills, and personal development workshops. The technical feasibility of the solution created by your team will be demonstrated by a proof of concept and the economic value by a business case. Extreme Blue is also an excellent chance for you to explore IBM as a potential employer.

The Projects

Extreme Blue projects involve some of the largest and most recognized global companies, in a range of different industries.


The internship will run from 16th of June until the 12th of September 2014.


Next to a good learning experience and a lot of fun you will get a compensation of € 1000 per month, plus travel reimbursement. The internship ends with a trip to Boeblingen, DE, where the 2014 Extreme Blue European Expo will be held.

Student Profile

We are looking for motivated technical and business students who are daring, creative and have a passion for innovation. You should have an entrepreneurial mind and be able to think ‘outside of the box’. If you are curious in nature, willing to work in a team environment, wish to challenge the conventional ways, and want to make a Smarter Planet...apply. Students should be in the final phase of their Bachelor or Master studies.

Join us

Seize this opportunity and apply before April 13, 2014. This is our final deadline, so you are advised to apply as soon as possible. You can send your resume and motivation letter to: