Internship Opportunities

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 <ehsan.khatami@sjsu.edu> 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. The symbol ♣ means new since the last update.

Local

  • Company: SandboxAQ (Bay Area)
    Residency Programs Several positions (they are technically called PhD residencies, however, they consider Masters level too)
    3-12 months; the role may be fulfilled full time, part time, or a combination depending on the needs of the resident and the team.
    Topics: Quantum security, quantum sensing, quantum simulation and optimization, AI, science learning
    In-Person: Residents and their SandboxAQ team can mutually arrange for either remote or on-site residencies at several locations globally. Residents focused on photonics hardware may be based at our lab near Stanford University in the Bay Area.

  • Company: Google (Mountain View & San Francisco CA, and other places)
    Student Researcher
    Topics: Open-ended and exploratory (Googly Quantum stuff)
    In-Person:
    Yes
    Apply by June 7, 2024

  • Company: NTT Research (Sunnyvale, CA)
    Internship
    Topics: Diverse, ranging from AI to chips to quantum communication
    In-Person: Yes(?)

 

Elsewhere in the country

  • ♣ Company: HRL Laboratories (Malibu, CA)
    Quantum Technology Intern
    Topics: Ranges from quantum simulations to experimental work
    In-person: Yes
    U.S. citizenship required.

  • 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
    In-Person: Yes

  • Company: Triton Systems (Chelmsford, MA)
    You must be US Citizens or Permanent Resident.
    University Internships
    Topics: General quantum research (appears to be experimental)
    In-Person: Yes

  • Company: D-Wave (Bellevue, WA)
    Internships
    Topics: Quantum computing, commercialization 
    In-Person: ?

 

Global

  • Company: NanoQT (Tokyo, Japan)
    Research Internship
    Topics: Quantum optics, ultracold atoms, quantum networks
    In-Person: Yes

  • ♣ Company: Phasecraft (London and Bristol)
    2024 Quantum Algorithms Internship Programme
    Topics: Quantum algorithsm, appears to be theoretical
    In-Person: Yes
    The closing date is 12th February 2024.

    Fabrication and optimization of quantum light sources intern
    Topics: Optical spectroscopy of quantum dots, characterization of sources, quantitative analysis of metrics, etc.
    In-Person: Yes
    Start date any time after August 2023

  • Company: TNO (Quantum Technology department, The Hague, Netherlands)
    Master Thesis Intern at TNO Applied Crypto and Quantum Algorithms
    Topics: Quantum networks and security
    In-Person: Yes

  • Company: Orange Quantum Systems (Delft, Netherlands)
    Quantum Engineer
    Have to be EU Citizen or be able to work legally in Netherlends.
    Topics: Product development; interface between experimental physics and software engineering
    In-Person: Yes

  • Company: BEIT (Krakow, Poland)
    Internship
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    Application process is unclear.
    Topics: Quantum algorithm development(?)
    In-Person: ?

  • Company: IQM (Germany, France, and Spain)
    Internship
    Topics: Developing the hardware and software of a quantum computer based on superconducting circuits
    In-Person: ?Yes