18 November 2020

IBM Quantum Community Advocate Internship Programme 2020

Location: Sandton

Hiring Company: IBM South Africa

Contract Type: Internship

IBM is 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.

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 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, we have the right opportunity for you!

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 Community Advocate internship programme 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.

Required Education:
  • Associate's Degree/College Diploma

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 programmes 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 programmes
  • Formal education of informal exposure to quantum computing fundamentals.
  • Use of (or exposure to) the Qiskit quantum computing framework

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

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

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

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Affirmative Action and/or EE candidates will be given first preference as per our employment equity strategies.