We use a number of resources, such as the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) website and the Quantum Computing Report, to provide you here with a curated list of current and relevant internship positions at local or global companies/institutions. The QED-C, established as part of the National Quantum Initiative Act, lists hundreds of open industry positions in quantum software and hardware, many at the Bachelor’s and Master's level.
Other resources can be found by visiting the SJSU Career Center, Department of Physics and Astronomy's Life After College and LinkedIn pages. Feel free to contact Dr. Ehsan Khatami <firstname.lastname@example.org> with information about other resources or opportunities that can be included in this page.
Unless specified otherwise, the following opportunities typically have an open application period and open start dates and ask that you specify your availability during some period of time. We try our best to update the list weekly.
- Company: QCWARE (Palo Alto, CA)
Quantum Algorithms Intern
They prefer people who are pursuing PhDs, but that does not seem to be a requirement.
Topics: Implementing or modifying quantum algorithms in Forge, QC Ware’s software
Company: SandboxAQ (San Francisco Bay Area)
Several positions (they are technically called PhD residencies, however, they consider Masters level too):
Applications of Foundation Models
Topics: AI + Quantum (need to be familiar with AI/ML tools, proficient in a programming language ...)
Hardware Prototyping Engineer
Topics: Assemble prototype hardware, measurement, designing parts, coding, etc.
Post-Quantum Cryptography Research Scientist
Topics: Research, design, implement, and validate innovative cryptographic protocols (Need to have background and deep understanding of post-quantum cryptography)
Company: NTT Research (Sunnyvale, CA)
Topics: Diverse, ranging from AI to chips to quantum communication
- Institution: UC Berkeley
Topics: ? Quantum, human-machine collaboration, etc.
Elsewhere in the country
- Institute: Air Force Research Laboratory (Dayton, OH)
Quantum Dynamics of Mitochondria Internship
You must be a U.S. Citizen.
Topics: Understanding of the quantum dynamics of electron transfer in mitochondria and their regulation by photoactivated nanomaterials
- Company: Triton Systems (Chelmsford, MA)
You must be US Citizens or Permanent Resident.
Topics: General quantum research (appears to be experimental)
- Company: D-Wave (Bellevue, WA)
Topics: Quantum computing, commercialization
- Company: IBM
IBM Quantum internship page (positions for summer 2023 expected to open soon)
IBM Quantum LinkedIn page
- Company: Quantinuum (London, Cambridge, or Oxford, England)
Topics: General quantum computing research and development
In-Person: Yes and hybrid(?)
- Company: Google
Internships in Switzerland or Israel
Topic: open-ended and exploratory (Googly Quantum stuff)
Preferences: Other than the usual stuff (research and programming experience etc.), currently enrolled in a degree program in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)!
Application Deadline: December 29, 2023
- Company: Quandela (suburbs of Paris, France)
Topics: Optical spectroscopy of quantum dots, characterization of sources, quantitative analysis of metrics, etc.
Start Date: Any time after August 2023
- Company: IBM (BlueCamp, Madrid, Spain)
IBM Technology Internship
Topics: IBMy stuff (Cloud, IoT, Analytics, Quantum computing, Cybersecurity, Storage)
- Company: TNO (Quantum Technology department, The Hague, Netherlands)
Quantum Algorithms Internship
Topics: Developing, simulating, and validating distributed quantum computing algorithms
Preferences: Masters student in the last phase of their study
Master Thesis Intern at TNO Applied Crypto and Quantum Algorithms
Topics: Quantum networks and security
- Company: Orange Quantum Systems (Delft, Netherlands)
Have to be EU Citizen or be able to work legally in Netherlends.
Topics: Product development; interface between experimental physics and software engineering
- Company: BEIT (Krakow, Poland)
Application process is unclear.
Topics: Quantum algorithm development(?)
- Company: IQM (Germany, France, and Spain)
Topics: Developing the hardware and software of a quantum computer based on superconducting circuits