Summer Internships

Our group offers summer internships to MSc students and undergraduates.

Internships last from 4-12 weeks over a vacation period or during term time. Vacation internships are usually full time and term time internships are part-time to coincide with student studies. 

Topics include:

  • integrated optical elements for miniaturised atom traps
  • integrated optical waveguides for quantum computing
  • ultra precision physical micro-machining of planar optical materials
  • nonlinear conversion for single photon detection
  • scalable heralded single-photon sources
  • optical quantum circuitry

the benefits of doing an internship are

    • Employability skills that enhance your CV
    • The chance to build a great network of contacts
    • The opportunity to work on a meaningful project and positively impact upon the host organisation
    • Valuable insight into a particular industry/career path

Please contact: Paula Smith p.b.smith@soton.ac.uk if you would like to arrange a time to discuss a project idea for your Summer internship.

Please note: We are unable to consider applications from outside of the UK at the current time.  Our funding criteria does not allow us to offer internships to non UK residents