Intern - Quantum Computing Developer (Masters) Yorktown Heights, NY
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.
Your Role and Responsibilities
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 software developers, user experience designers, and community builders 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 developers (including software developers, user experience designers, and community builders ) to become IBM Q interns and work with a team of researchers, engineers, and other developers , designers, and community builders to drive research and development of the industry's most advanced quantum computing hardware and software and advanc e the entire quantum computing technology stack by exploring applications to make quantum computing broadly usable and accessible . IBM Q interns will have the opportunity to focus on experiments, theory, software, or community building. Areas of development could include quantum software architecture , quantum algorithms, quantum software development, quantum community building, and quantum user experience design (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. S ummer 2020 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.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
- Experience in an 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
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
- Formal education or informal exposure to quantum computing fundamentals
- 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 will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.
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