Intern, Quantum Computing

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Intern, Quantum Computing | EDF Innovation Lab | Los Altos, CA

Company and department overview

EDF (Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company and the world’s largest electricity producer. With 140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates over 650 TWh of electricity for 38 million customers, and 85% of that electricity has low or no carbon emissions. With 160,000 employees worldwide, EDF is active in the entire value chain of the electric industry, including R&D, project development, generation, trading, transmission, distribution, sales, and energy services. In the US, EDF’s operations include EDF Renewables, EDF Trading & Energy Services, Dalkia, EDF R&D, and several smaller business units.

EDF R&D has 2,000 researchers and 8 labs, including three in France, EDF Innovation Lab in the US, and others globally. Their role is to provide R&D, innovation, and business development support to the EDF Group. This is done through the creation of partnerships and collaborations with leading research institutions and industries and the identification and development of innovative technologies and solutions. EDF Innovation Lab also introduces start-ups and emerging technologies to EDF Group’s business units with the goal of partnering and develop joint ventures.

Summary of the position

EDF (Electricite de France) has been developing renewable energy projects for years in the US; the kind we need to tackle climate change challenges.  Many of these solutions include resource intensive calculations focused on optimization where the problem time might not converge.

Quantum computing could provide better ways to solve these optimization problems accurately.

The internship’s main goal will be to explore the quantum ecosystem and survey the current work being done relevant to the energy industry.

The applicants should ideally have a background in quantum computing, and ability to read technical papers.

Duties and responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities include, among others:

  • Conducting in-depth research and review of quantum computing companies, labs, and technologies.
  • Literature Review/Summary of quantum computing research relevant the energy sector.
  • Drafting of presentation, reports, and sharing findings with relevant internal stakeholders
  • Support the broader EDF Innovation Lab activities through research, analytical, and written contributions.

Qualifications- Education, skills, and experience

  • Pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies, with an interest in quantum computing
  • Ability to read scientific technical papers
  • Familiarity with python
  • Excellent research, organization, and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.
  • Detail-oriented, self-starter, flexible, and able to manage multiple tasks

How to apply:

Please send your Cover Letter and Resume to with ‘Intern, Quantum Computing’ in the subject line.

EDF Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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