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Industry Internships for Students and Postdocs

We invite companies to submit quantum computing research projects to the CQIQC Mitacs Accelerate Umbrella program, which allows for fast activation of industry internships for graduate students and postdocs.

CQIQC's Mitacs Umbrella program - CQIQC Internships in Quantum Computing - comprises of 90 Mitacs Accelerate internship units for a total award value of $1,350,000. The program supports internships of students and postdoctoral fellows at Canadian companies, focusing on projects that will advance the quantum computing (QC) sector.

We now invite companies across Canada to submit research internship projects in quantum computing to the CQIQC Umbrella program.

Internship projects should address any of the following QC research areas:

  1. Architecture of quantum computers
  2. Chip design and testing
  3. Detector design, calibration, and testing
  4. Quantum computing algorithms
  5. Quantum computing software
  6. Applying quantum computing methods for chemistry, materials, finance, etc.
  7. Educational materials and activities for quantum computing users.

Eligible industry research projects will be advertised to graduate students (MSc and PhD) and postdocs on this web page, along with instructions on how to apply.

Projects that are matched with students or postdoctoral fellows can be fast-tracked (<1 month) for funding under the CQIQC Mitacs Umbrella program.

Upon successful project-student matching, an application for a fast-tracked internship funding is done through the Mitacs Accelerate Umbrella Part 2 form.

For questions and to submit research projects, please contact Anna Dyring.

Company & Project Title Applications Length, Timing & Location More Information Number of Positions
Pasqal, "Real-world applications based on neutral atom quantum computers - QC-755" Open 6-12 months, ASAP, Sherbrooke, QC more information 1
BEIT Canada, "CodeQraft - An Optimizing Compiler for Quantum Error Correction" Open 4-8 months, starting > September 2024 (flexible), In-person in MaRS, 101 College St., Toronto more information 2-4
Xanadu, "Correlation-aware GKP Qubit Decoding" Closed 4 months, May-Aug 2024, Toronto, Ontario
Xanadu, "Near-Term Quantum Algorithms for Simulation of Spectroscopy" Closed 4 months, May-Aug 2024, Toronto, Ontario