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Researcher at IBM-Plant Location Intl(PLI)Belgium INTERNSHIP/STAGE2019

Brussels, Brussels 1000
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IBM-Plant Location International (PLI) is a business unit of the consulting division of IBM, based in Brussels, Belgium. PLI is specialized in location strategies and economic develop-ment consulting. It is therefore different from the core technology services from IBM.

PLI is permanently working with a team of interns that provides assistance with research and analysis of foreign investment data.

Your Role and Responsibilities
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If interested please include a motivation letter with your CV file as one document, in order to speed up the selection process and increase your opportunity to be considered for the role.

Key tasks are:
  1. Support to IBM-PLIs Global Location Trends database:
  • Research multiple data sources to gather/validate information on announced foreign investment projects around the world and feed this information into our Excel based database.
  • After some time: provide personal guidance to another (new) intern as a mentor, and support the database coordinator with quality control
  • Note: This task is fundamental to the internship. Please review our Global Location Trends report at www.ibm.biz/gltr2018 to understand the use and importance of this database.
  1. Ad hoc support and research
  • Assist PLI team members with small support tasks as needed
  • Perform dedicated small research tasks in support of intelligence gathering and product improvement, and develop/present recommendations
  1. Location analysis
  • Perform comparative location analysis for a particular industry and geography, prepare a report on the basis of this analysis, and present outcomes to the full PLI team.

Task 1 above is crucial for the internship, and a target contribution to this task needs to be achieved. Although we aim to provide variety in the required work activities, the research in this task is fairly basic and can be perceived as a routine task. It is therefore important to have an understanding of and interest in foreign investment.

The internships are offered for a period of 60 working days (in one academic year). Working location will be IBM Belgium's offices in Brussels, where the intern will join the IBM-PLI team, and a team of other international interns.

If you wish to apply for this internship, please submit both of the following two documents:
  1. motivation letter: clearly describe your expectations and motivations for learning from this internship (this is an important selection criteria!), and during which period you expect to be available
  2. your detailed CV

Please apply via the following link: https://www-05.ibm.com/employment/be-en/ by entering Student / intern and Brussels.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Candidates should meet the following key requirements:
  • Education or strong demonstrated interest in international business / foreign investment
  • Fluent English language skills: reading, speaking and writing
  • Proficient in MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Understanding of international business concepts (e.g. FDI), and good geographical knowledge

We emphasize that is NOT an IBM technology focused internship. If you do not meet all the above requirements, this internship will not be of interest or value to you.
Additionally, we appreciate candidates who are fluent in minimal one more major global language (other than English) to support our global research on foreign investment data. Especially languages such as Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic are required permanently. Other languages are of interest as well.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • completed university level education with a focus on international business/marketing

About Business Unit
IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

Your Life @ IBM
At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. To lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems.

About IBM
IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy.

Location Statement
The internship must be performed in the offices of IBM Belgium. There's no possibility to undertake this internship abroad of from home or to extend it in any other country than Belgium.

Being You @ IBM
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.



  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-12-10 Expires: 2020-01-09

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