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2021 IBM Quantum Community Advocate Internship Programme

IBM Quantum is an industry first initiative to build universal quantum computers for business, engineering and science. This effort includes advancing the entire quantum computing technology stack, exploring applications to make quantum broadly usable and accessible, and growing the field of quantum computing. 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 Qiskit Community, while helping to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive quantum workforce.

are now accepting applications for students to become IBM Quantum Community Advocate Interns in 2021, and join our team working to strengthen the quantum community from the first introduction to quantum through quantum computing research and development. IBM Quantum Community Advocate Interns will have the opportunity to work on projects related to quantum education, community events, and open-source software, among other areas of focus. The ideal candidate must be able to work with internal and external stakeholders in order to deliver a positive experience for quantum computing community members.

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 Quantum internship program will connect you with other students, university programs, IBM Q Network organizations, and the quantum computing community. From contributing to the open-source Qiskit framework, to fundamental research in quantum computing, to helping people understand the relevance of quantum computing, IBM Quantum interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experiences essential for future professional opportunities as well as continued studies.

IBM Quantum 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 collegiate programs are encouraged to apply. There will be an opportunity to discuss specific location, 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 Quantum events such as Qiskit Camp.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience in community building, through formal work or volunteer programs
  • Formal education of informal exposure to quantum computing fundamentals.
  • Use of (or exposure to) the Qiskit quantum computing framework

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

  • Experience with the Python programming language
  • Participation in the Qiskit Advocates Program
  • Coursework or projects in quantum information, computation, or algorithms

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