Northwestern University, NU-Fermi CAPST SQMS Center

Program ID:Northwestern University-NU-Fermi CAPST SQMS Center-INTERN [#24018]
Program Title: SQMS Summer Intern 2023
Program Type:Student programs
Program Location:Evanston or Batavia, Illinois 60208, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Quantum Sensing, Quantum Computing, Quantum Information Science, Superconductivity
Appl Deadline:2023/02/23 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2022/12/19, finished 2023/02/28, listed until 2023/02/23)
Program Description:    

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Program Description
Sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Science, the SQMS Quantum Undergraduate
Internship places undergraduate sophomore and junior physics and engineering majors in paid
10-week summer internships at the National QIS Center for Superconducting Quantum Materials
and Systems (SQMS). Students will have the opportunity to work at one of the twenty SQMS
partner institutions, including Fermilab, Rigetti Computing, Northwestern University, Ames
National Lab, NASA Ames and more.

SQMS is one of five elite National Quantum Initiative centers funded by the DOE and was
established with the goal of building and deploying a next-generation quantum computer based
on superconducting technologies. This internship offers students the opportunity to work with
SQMS Center scientists and engineers on projects at the frontier of scientific research in quantum
science and technology.

This program is aimed at expanding diversity in our Center; we define diversity broadly as any
group that is historically or contemporarily underrepresented in the STEM fields, including underrepresented
minorities, first generation students, and women.

  • • Full-time undergraduate enrollment at an accredited institution in the United States
  • • Minimum 18 years of age
  • • High school diploma or certificate of General Education Development (GED)
Application Requirements
  • Motivation statement which should cover:
    • the applicant’s personal trajectory towards a STEM career path
    • a brief description of previous research experience
    • interest in a particular SQMS research area
    • how the applicant would contribute to the diversity of the SQMS center
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Resume
  • One letter of Recommendation
Internship Details
  • Application Period: Dec 19, 2022 – Feb 15, 2023
  • Program Dates: June 18 to August 26, 2023
  • Salary: $600.00 per week
  • Support for travel and accommodations from within the US may be requested

  • Participation in the weekly SQMS Center meetings
  • Delivering presentations at certain meetings
  • Final poster presentation at the annual SQMS all hands meeting
  • Research abstract
  • 1,500-3,000-word research project report
  • This position is full-time, 40 hours a week during regular business hours

*The internship is currently planned to take place in person.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
email address
2145 Sheridan Rd
Tech F236
Evanston, IL 60208