General Lab Information

Student Opportunities

Including Quantum Thursdays, summer schools, and Department of Energy internships

Save the Date: The QIS Career Fair will be held September 2024 as a virtual event. Check back in Spring 2024 for more information.

Summer Schools and Internships

The Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage, with the support of the Department of Energy and C2QA's institutional partners, offers yearly opportunities for students to learn more about quantum information science and to participate in the research of the center.

C2QA QIS 102: Applied Quantum Computing Summer School

Application period closed April 12, 2024

Brookhaven National Laboratory offers a three-week virtual workshop to introduce rising college juniors, seniors, and recent college graduates to the exciting world of quantum information science (QIS). Led by David Biersach, 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. Students will download and install the 100% open-source courseware and development tools on their personal computers, which they will use during the program.

Accepted students will be provided with a weekly stipend of $500 and those who successfully complete the workshop will be presented with a certificate from Brookhaven National Laboratory attesting to their skills in Applied Quantum Computing.

The workshop will run each day, Monday – Friday, for three weeks from June 10 – 28, 2024 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET (two 1-hour breaks) and be conducted entirely via Zoom web conferencing.

For questions, please contact Donna Cusa (dcusa@bnl.gov, 631-344-3159).

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Quantum Information Science (QIS) & Engineering High-School Level Summer Program

Registration opens second quarter 2024

Virginia Tech in collaboration with C2QA offers a four-day virtual summer school for students to explore the basic principles that underlie quantum technologies and gain an appreciation for what novel capabilities are unlocked by quantum mechanics.

Educators are welcome to attend. No fee to participate. This virtual program will run for four days from August 5–8, 2024, and be conducted entirely via Zoom web conferencing. For questions, please contact Donna Cusa (dcusa@bnl.gov, 631-344-3159).

C2QA QIS 303: Quantum Error Mitigation

Registration opens second quarter 2024

This virtual summer program is designed for graduate students, postdocs and researchers. Instructors include Dmitri Kharzeev, and Tzu-Chieh Wei. There is no fee to participate.

The program will run for four days from August 12–15, 2024, and be conducted entirely via Zoom web conferencing. For questions, please contact Donna Cusa (dcusa@bnl.gov, 631-344-3159).

Department of Energy Internship Programs

(Note: Quantum programs are available at Brookhaven National Lab, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Ames 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 spring, summer, and fall programs. For more information, visit the CCI website.

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 spring, summer, and fall programs. For more information, visit the SULI website.

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.