General Lab Information

Student Opportunities

C2QA Quantum Computing Summer School

Posted February 23, 2021

Brookhaven National Lab offers a four-week workshop to introduce undergraduate students to the exciting world of quantum information science. Through a series of demonstrations and hands-on programming labs, students will learn how quantum algorithms, when applied to specific problem domains, can outperform classical computers. Students will learn IBM Qiskit, a world-class software package for working with quantum computers at the level of pulses, circuits, and application modules. The workshop will be conducted entirely remotely using Zoom web conferencing and virtual machines hosted in Amazon's cloud. Participants must have previously completed courses in both computer science and integral calculus. Students who successfully complete the workshop will be presented a certificate from Brookhaven Lab attesting to their skills in the Foundations of Quantum Programming.

IBM Quantum, Quantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton (QURIP)

Posted November 3, 2020

This unique 12 week program consists of six weeks of academic research at Princeton working at any quantum-related group (quantum.princeton.edu), followed by six weeks at IBM working in the quantum computing group at Yorktown Heights. Housing and a stipend are offered at both sites. The whole program will be complemented by a summer seminar series with talks across a large range of topics in quantum information and different quantum platforms. This is a great opportunity for students to both perform cutting edge quantum research and get industry experience in a single summer.

Due to the COVID pandemic we were unable to host the 2020 QURIP program as planned. Both IBM and Princeton University are planning primarily for an in-person QURIP program in 2021, but we are prepared to transition to a remote program if necessary. Over the course of 2020 we have learned a lot about how to make our interns from around the world feel better connected with one another and with colleagues across IBM Research, and we plan to apply these lessons to our 2021 program. Many IBM interns continued their work largely as planned, thanks to the IBM Quantum Experience platform, which provides access to our quantum systems via the cloud.

The application deadline is January 15, 2021. Administrative inquiries should be sent to Sandra Lam, sclam@princeton.edu.

Department of Energy Internship Programs

(Note: Quantum programs available at Brookhaven National Lab, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Idaho National Lab, and Jefferson Lab)

Community College Internship

The Department of Energy's Community College Internship (CCI) program encourages 2-year college students to enter technical careers by providing training experiences at a Department of Energy national laboratory through the ten week summer program. For more information, visit the CCI website. Applications are due January 12, 2021.

Student Undergraduate Laboratory Internship

The Department of Energy's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate (2-year and 4-year) students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers by providing research experiences at a Department of Energy national laboratory through the ten week summer program. For more information, visit the SULI website. Applications are due January 12, 2021

Visiting Faculty Program

The Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) increases the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students by providing research experiences at a Department of Energy national laboratory through this ten week summer program. For more information, visit the VFP website. Applications are due January 12, 2021.