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Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM Quantum is an industry first initiative to build universal quantum computers for business, engineering and science. This effort includes advancing the entire quantum computing technology stack, exploring applications to make quantum broadly usable and accessible, and growing the field of quantum computing. With a worldwide network of Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, researchers, educators, and enthusiasts, we are committed to driving innovation for our clients in the IBM Quantum Network and the Qiskit Community, while helping to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive quantum workforce.
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 Writing 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!
We are now accepting applications for a IBM Quantum Community Writing Intern in 2021 to join our team working to strengthen the quantum community from the first introduction to quantum through quantum computing research and development. IBM Quantum Community Writing Interns will have the opportunity to work on projects related to blogging, scientific and technical writing, quantum education, outreach, 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 polished written content for quantum computing community members.
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 internship program will connect you with other students, university programs, IBM Quantum 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.
IBM Quantum interns will have the opportunity to:
Write meaningful stories about the field of quantum computing
Learn how companies conduct quantum computing research
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 programs are encouraged to apply.
United States IBM Quantum Community Writing Interns will work remotely part-time from their university for six (6) months to one (1) year starting in May 2021.
Candidates will have 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 Quantum Network and IBM Quantum events such as Qiskit Camp.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Excellent writing skills with portfolio demonstrating clarity, accuracy, and efficiency in communicating complex physics, computing, and/or mathematics topics to a variety of audiences
Strong time management skills with a commitment to organization and determination to meet deadlines
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Formal education or informal exposure to quantum computing fundamentals
Use of (or exposure to) the Qiskit quantum computing framework
Experience with the Python programming language
Completed or pursuing a master's degree or equivalent in journalism or science communication
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in physics, mathematics, or computer science
Coursework or projects in quantum information, computation, or algorithms
About Business Unit
IBM Systems helps IT leaders think differently about their infrastructure. IBM servers and storage are no longer inanimate - they can understand, reason, and learn so our clients can innovate while avoiding IT issues. Our systems power the world’s most important industries and our clients are the architects of the future. Join us to help build our leading-edge technology portfolio designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.
Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?
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.
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For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.
IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.
Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.