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Internships

Our full-time internships offer master's and PhD students the opportunity to explore a career in quantum computing and translate their skills and expertise into a commercial setting.

We offer two types of internship:

Summer internships - 3 months

Summer internships - 3 months

This scheme is aimed at master’s or PhD students studying maths, physics, chemistry, computer science, engineering or design.

You will work alongside our team of software developers, mathematicians, quantum information theorists, designers, computational chemists and physicists, who are all world-leading experts in their fields.  A dedicated supervisor will be assigned to you from day one.

You will join an ongoing project that is central to Riverlane’s mission to make quantum computing useful sooner.  We’ll ensure it’s a project that makes the best use of your background and skills whilst providing a great introduction to the exciting world of quantum computing.

Summer internships typically run from June to September.

PhD internships - 3-6 months

PhD internships - 3-6 months

This scheme is aimed at PhD students wanting to work in a specific area of research or development that Riverlane has a current focus on. You will be provided with a list of projects to choose from that best suit your skills and area of interest. Previous projects have included:

  • Control systems for quantum computers
  • Practical quantum error correction
  • Quantum computational chemistry

You will be assigned a dedicated supervisor and work towards a concrete output contributing to Riverlane’s scientific or technical goals.

PhD internships typically run outside the summer months.


Note:  Internships are offered in Cambridge UK (all schemes) and in Boston US (PhD students only).  Students joining a UK scheme must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Students joining a US scheme must be authorised to work in the US.

Testimonials
Testimonials

"The biggest takeaway I have from Riverlane is that quantum computing is more than just physics. The design effort, the collaboration with labs, the partnerships with other quantum companies facing similar problems, and the community were eye-opening to me. It’s an incredibly dynamic environment - Riverlane is collaborative by nature."

- Cristian Voinea, Summer Intern 2022
Testimonials
Testimonials

"I enjoyed the flexibility of my role, which has suited me well as I have a diverse skillset which is not directly related to quantum. My experience with Riverlane has highlighted the importance of cultural fit to me. The mental health support, and how welcoming everyone is makes such a difference."

- Jemima Kwok, Summer Intern, 2022

Featured Intern - Eve's story

Graduate schemes

Graduate schemes

Our one-year graduate scheme is designed to enable those with degrees in computer science, electronic engineering or engineering to develop their skills and expertise and become future leaders in the quantum computing industry.

You will join us at our office in Cambridge, UK, where you will work alongside our multidisciplinary team and rotate through different functions of the company, including engineering, quantum science, and product.

Applications for our 2023 graduate scheme will open in January 2023.