During the first year (second semester), students are provided with a valuable opportunity to immerse themselves in a research group from the host university or partners with a first short internship that typically spans two or three months.

Following this, during the second year, students engage in their master thesis project, which they can pursue in an academic research lab (only if affiliated with the consortium) or at a company anywhere in the world.

Examples of internships:

First-year internships

University of Porto
  • Department of Informatics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
    • Quantum Optimization Algorithms
    • Designing and Implementing Quantum Algorithms
  • Light – Mater – Interfaces Laboratory (LuMin)
    • Fibered Quantum Nonlinear Interferometer
  • Laboratory of Solid-State Physics (LPS)
    • Quantum Transport on Nanoparticles, Nanowire and Nanosheets of Perovskites
    • Doping MoS2 into the superconducting state
  • Centre for Nanosciences and Nanotechnology (C2N)
    • Twin-photons generation in semiconductor nanophotonic structures
    • Silicon photonic devices for photon pair sources
    • Photovoltaic effect on ferroelectric memory devices
    • Generation of entangled photon states
  • Institut d'Optique
    • Develop a platform dedicated to single photon source characterization
    • Exploring the Anderson transition in ultracold atoms in laser speckle disorder potential
  • Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS)
    • Synthesis of nanodiamonds containing SiV centers for quantum applications
Companies & start-ups
    • Single-photon source fabrication and characterization
    • Quantum Machine Learning on a photonic chip

Second-year internships