IBM Q is an industry-first initiative to build universal quantum computers for business, engineering, and science. With a worldwide network of Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, researchers, educators, and enthusiasts, we are committed to driving innovation for our clients in the IBM Q Network and the extended IBM Q Community. The IBM Q team is recruiting researchers who will help advance the field of quantum computing and explore applications to make quantum computing broadly usable and accessible.
We are now accepting applications for graduate student researchers to become IBM Q interns and work with a team of researchers, engineers, and developers to drive research and development of the industry's most advanced quantum computing hardware and software and advance the entire quantum computing technology stack. IBM Q interns will have the opportunity to focus on experiments, theory, software, or community building. Areas of research could include superconducting qubits, quantum control, quantum error correction, quantum complexity theory, quantum algorithms, and quantum compilers and optimizers (among other areas).
Graduate students from around the world with varying backgrounds and professional interests and curiosities are encouraged to apply for this unique paid internship experience. The IBM Q internship program connects students with each other, with university programs, with IBM Q Network organizations, and with IBM Q Community members. From contributing to the open-source Qiskit framework, to fundamental research in quantum computing, to helping people understand the relevance of quantum computing, students will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experiences essential for future professional opportunities as well as continued studies.
IBM Q interns will have the opportunity to:
• Learn how companies conduct quantum computing research
• Work on meaningful problems in the field of quantum computing
• Receive mentorship from IBM researchers and others
• Collaborate with peers working in the field of quantum computing
• Get access to state-of-the-art quantum processors and devices at IBM
• Gain a broad experience in quantum research, from fundamental to applied
• Get exposure to the wide range of research happening at IBM
• Receive training on Qiskit and mentorship on contributing to open source
Candidates currently enrolled in graduate programs are encouraged to apply. Recommendation letters are not mandatory but are very helpful. Summer 2021 interns will work out of the IBM Research lab in Yorktown Heights, New York for up to twelve weeks from June through August (housing or housing stipend, transportation, and some meals will be provided). Candidates will have an opportunity to discuss specific timing and academic calendars as part of the application process. Depending on the role, some travel may be involved to IBM Q Network and IBM Q Community events such as Qiskit Camp.
This position is located in Yorktown Heights, NY
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Required Technical and Professional Expertise
· Experience in a graduate or undergraduate program related to quantum computing or other applicable area of study
· Experience in research, engineering, software development, design, community building, or other applicable area
· Quantum computing fundamentals through formal education or informal exposure
Preferred Technical and Professional Experience
• Experience with the Python programming language
• Use of (or exposure to) the Qiskit quantum computing framework
• Participation in the Qiskit Advocates Program
• Coursework or projects in quantum information, computation, or algorithms
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IBM Q interns are researchers, engineers, and developers from around the world who drive research and development of the industry's most advanced quantum computing hardware and software and advance the entire quantum computing technology stack. From contributing to the open-source Qiskit framework, to fundamental research in quantum computing, to helping people understand the relevance of quantum computing, IBM Q interns gain valuable skills and experiences essential for future professional opportunities as well as continued studies
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