📢 2023-24 Introduction to Quantum Computing Course with Google Quantum AI - RegisterToday!

Early Quantum Career Immersion Program

May 31st - August 11th

Virtual training; in-person or hybrid internship


Last Year's Partners

Course Overview

This is a first-of-its-kind program designed to bring together a diverse cohort of undergraduate students interested in learning about the field of quantum computing. This introductory program will equip students with foundational quantum computing skills, in addition to general skills for an internship, including professionalism and research skills. Then students will be paired with a host organization to work on a real-world quantum computing project. Last summer, host organizations included IBM Quantum, Google AI, bp, Unitary Fund, and Qunnect.


May 31st - August 11th



40 hrs/week Internship

The program will consist of two components:

Lecture & lab for the 3.5 weeks of training

Hybrid, virtual, or in-person work for the 7 weeks of the internship


Last year:


of our students were from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM


86% of students had NO prior quantum computing knowledge.


of students believed they belong in quantum after this program.


of students were interested in pursuing quantum careers after this program.




    You are eligible to apply if you...
  • Are a student of an underrepresented background in STEM (e.g., Black, Latinx/a/o, Native American, first-generation, or a woman or other marginalized gender)
  • Are currently enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate institution
  • AND - Have completed an introductory computer science course or have basic fluency in Python programming (variables, functions, loops)


May 31st - August 11th

Training will be 8 hours/day (inclusive of lecture, lab, small group sessions, and other progamming)

Internship is 40 hours/week.


Completion of an introductory computer science course or have basic fluency in Python programming (variables, functions, loops)


This program is free to all who are accepted, and students will be paid for their internships


  • This program consists of 3.5 weeks of intensive training in the foundations of quantum computing followed by 7 weeks of a quantum internship with one of our host organizations.
  • The training component of the program will be virtual
  • The internship may be virtual, hybrid, or in-person depending on the host organization's preference
  • Depending on the host organization, students may be asked to relocate cities for the summer (only if it would be covered by the host organization)

Application Deadline

Priority Deadline: April 1, 2023.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.


To apply, students are required to complete a short application with basic information and submit a 200-word statement of interest. We care about enthusiasm and passion, not prior STEM experience, so submit your application ASAP!


Program Benefits

  • Learn the foundations of quantum computing
  • Develop relationships with mentors from top companies
  • Engage in real-world applications to your field of study
  • Build tangible computer science skills
  • Enhance your professional development skills
  • Increase future internship competitiveness

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