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Intel Quantum Intern Theory and Experiment in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Description

Quantum computing has the potential to transform the industry by achieving large computational speed-ups over classical computers. Advances in quantum technologies have propelled quantum computing from a theoretical physics field to experimental physics and engineering.

Come join us as part of an Intel team exploring quantum computing hardware, specifically spin qubits in silicon. We are looking for either theorists focused on the modeling of quantum circuits or experimentalists focused on building and characterizing spin qubit devices. You will also work with researchers across Intel to tap into the latest findings.

The internship will be located in Hillsboro, Oregon during the summer of 2023.


You must possess the below requirements to be initially considered for this position. Experience listed below would be obtained through relevant training and/or research experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidate must be pursuing a PhD in Physics and/or Engineering and/or Chemistry.

3+ years experience with the quantum computing devices from either the experimental, theoretical or device modeling perspective.

Inside this Business Group

As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support. Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moore’s Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

Covid Statement

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here:

Working Model

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.