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IBM Quantum Community Advocate Internship, 2021

Applications are open  for students to become IBM Quantum Community Advocate Interns in 2021. Join the 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 also 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 can 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.

About IBM Quantum

IBM Quantum is an industry first initiative to build universal quantum computers for business, engineering and science. This effort also 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, IBM Quantum have been driving innovation to their clients in the IBM Q Network and the Qiskit Community, while helping to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive quantum workforce.

You will be part of a team whose mission is to grow the quantum computing workforce in a variety of constituencies around the world. As an IBM Quantum Community Advocate Intern, you will also collaborate with a multi-disciplinary, global team of developers, designers, researchers, and engineers to bring quantum computing experience to a wide audience.  If you are self-motivated, curious, and love to share your passion for technology with others; IBM Quantum have the right opportunity for you!

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 also 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, it may involve some travel to IBM Q Network and Quantum events such as Qiskit Camp.

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

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience in community building, through formal work or volunteer programs
  • Must also have a 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


For more information on this internship, please visit: IBM Quantum Community Advocate Internship

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