Early Quantum Career Immersion Program

Training the next generation of quantum leaders

Virtual Training & In-Person or Hybrid Internship
Grades: Early Undergraduates

Registration for summer 2024 EQCI program has now closed.
Submit interest for Summer 2025 Program here.

Summer 2025 Interest Form

Last Year's Partners

Program 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. Previous host organizations included IBM Quantum, Google AI, bp, errorcorp, Unitary Fund, and Qunnect.


Summer 2025 to be announced



40 hrs/week Internship

Program Components:

Virtual Lecture & Lab for four weeks of training and skills-building

Hybrid, virtual, or in-person mentored research or internship experience at a partner company

Summer 2025 Interest Form

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.

Summer 2025 Interest Form



Summer 2025 dates to be announced

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

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 if placed in internships.


You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Are currently enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate institution.
  • Are authorized to work in the U.S.
  • AND - Have completed an introductory computer science course or have basic fluency in Python programming (variables, functions, loops).

Students from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM (e.g., Black, Latinx/a/o, Native American, first-generation, or a woman or other marginalized gender) are encouraged to apply.


This program consists of four weeks of intensive training in the foundations of quantum computing followed by seven weeks of a quantum internship or research experience 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.

In-person sites may be restricted to students in specific geographic areas (Chicago, Washington, D.C., Houston, Southern California, and New York City), though virtual opportunities are available.

Application Deadline

Summer 2024 applications are now closed.

Tech Requirements

Summer programs are instructed live in English virtually during the EST time zone over the dates listed. Students will require access to reliable broadband on a device that is audio and video capable, ideally from a quiet and distraction-free environment. Devices may include computers, laptops, notebooks, and Chromebooks. Students will need to access Zoom and Google Co-lab from their devices to participate fully in the course.

Summer 2025 Interest Form

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