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Research Intern - Quantum Information and Computation

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2mo ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be enrolled in a PhD or master's program in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related fields, with experience in quantum information, strong coding skills, and effective communication abilities. Be prepared to work on-site at Microsoft and provide reference letters when applying.
  • You will research quantum information and computation, collaborate with mentors and other interns, present findings, contribute to community, and work on various projects.

Off-cycle Internship



  • Research Internships at Microsoft provide a dynamic environment for research careers with a network of world-class research labs led by globally-recognized scientists and engineers, who pursue innovation in a range of scientific and technical disciplines to help solve complex challenges in diverse fields, including computing, healthcare, economics, and the environment.


  • Required Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in a PhD or master's program in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering or related fields.
  • Other Requirements
  • Research Interns are expected to be physically located in their manager’s Microsoft worksite location for the duration of their internship.
  • In addition to the qualifications above and your current CV, you will need to arrange for at least two reference letters for this position. After you submit your application, a request for letters may be sent to your list of references on your behalf. You may wish to alert your letter writers in advance, so they will be ready to submit your letter.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in areas such as quantum algorithms, quantum communication, machine learning, quantum error-correction and fault-tolerance, and physics device modeling.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Coding skills, e.g., in Python, C#, C/C++, R, etc.
  • Familiarity with git.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Research Interns put inquiry and theory into practice. Alongside fellow doctoral candidates and some of the world’s best researchers, Research Interns learn, collaborate, and network for life. Research Interns not only advance their own careers, but they also contribute to exciting research and development strides. During the 12-week internship, Research Interns are paired with mentors and expected to collaborate with other Research Interns and researchers, present findings, and contribute to the vibrant life of the community. Research internships are available in all areas of research, and are offered year-round, though they typically begin in the summer.
  • We are looking for passionate candidates for research internships in areas such as quantum algorithms and quantum fault-tolerance. Positions are available beginning in Spring/Summer/Fall of 2024. We encourage early applications.
  • Areas that might be considered for internship projects include; quantum algorithms, digital quantum simulation, fault-tolerant codes and their decoding algorithms, quantum circuit synthesis and optimization, quantum computational complexity, et cetera.
  • Responsibilities include; problem identification, formulation, identifying and falsifying/validating hypotheses, publishing results, and collaboration.
  • Background in programming is helpful but not required.


Work type

Full time

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