Burnett, 22, has been allowed out on loan by Hull boss Richard Agar owing to the Airlie Birds’ strength in depth in the back-row, which boasts Danny Tickle, Willie Manu, Epalahame Lauaki, Craig Fitzgibbon and new signing Joe Westerman.
Burnett said: “I’m really excited about it and looking forward to the move. It will be a good test for me playing regularly at Super League level and a good opportunity for me to develop my game.
“Playing at a higher intensity with Quins RL will help me improve my game and hopefully then I can come back to Hull and stake a claim for a regular place in the side.”
He signed a new three-year deal at the KC Stadium last year, having racked up 36 appearances since his debut in 2008.
Quins head coach Rob Powell said: “Mike is a player I have seen play frequently over the last few years for Hull at reserve and first grade and with Sheffield Eagles in the championship.
“He has always impressed me. He has a lot of strike with the ball and is a solid defender. He has had limited first team action due to Hull’s wealth of talent in the back row, however, I know he is hungry for the opportunity and has the mentality and tools to excel down here.”