Internship Opportunities

Open Quantum Initiative (OQI) Undergraduate Fellowship

Through this fellowship, students will expand their understanding of Quantum Information Science and Engineering (QISE), connect with leaders in academia and industry, and increase their awareness of quantum career opportunities. This fellowship helps to establish diversity, equity, and inclusion as priorities central to the development of the quantum ecosystem.

Students participating in this program will spend the summer working in person with research groups on challenging, meaningful QISE projects. The summer experience will be aimed at developing students' "research literacy" skills and their exposure to the wide diversity of physics sub-fields (including experimental, computational, and theoretical approaches) in:

  • Quantum Optics/Information Science
  • Quantum Computing
  • Quantum Communication
  • Quantum Sensing

To apply, visit

IBM/Illinois Quantum Undergraduate Research Scholars program (IIQURS)

As a result of this public–private-sector partnership between IQUIST, HQAN, and the IIDAI, we have piloted the IBM/Illinois Quantum Undergraduate Research Scholars program (IIQURS). This 10-week Summer 2022 pilot program (May 31, 2022- August 5, 2022) is a co-op experience that provides students the opportunity to learn about research careers in both academic and industry research environments. We launched with four students: two teams of two undergraduates, each led by an HQAN faculty and an IBM researcher.  

Applications will be accepted through the Illinois Physics REU Program application portal. Please mention you're interested in quantum in your personal statement and faculty selections. For more information, please visit: