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The “Catalyst Awards Summer Internship Program” provides an opportunity to be part of an innovative project team to learn about early translational research and the process of translating academic discoveries into products for patient benefit. The primary focus for Catalyst Summer Interns is to draft Target Product Profiles (TPPs) for the 2018-2019 Catalyst Awardees. While creating the TPPs, interns will learn about intellectual property, competitive landscape, regulatory issues, clinical trial patient population selection, and clinical trial endpoints. 

Eligibility: Students (graduate or professional), post-doctoral fellows, medical residents, clinical fellows, Master's in Translational Medicine students, and business students are among those invited to apply.

Participation Requirements: 30-40 total hours over Summer 2019. This allows for flexibility with respect to fitting in other activities and commitments (other internships, summer jobs, vacations, etc).

Deadline: Monday, May 20, 2019

Learn more and apply!

For more information, contact:

Roopa Ramamoorthi, PhD, PMP
[email protected] 

The UCSF Technology Management (Licensing) Internship Program in the Office of Technology Management  (OTM) offers a unique opportunity for interested individuals to gain exposure and experience in the area of university technology commercialization and intellectual property management.  Interns work closely with Technology Licensing Officers on a part-time basis, assisting with technology assessments.  The goal of the program is to offer support for the Licensing Team while providing a useful educational experience for the Interns.

The major duties for the Intern would be new technology evaluations (for patentability and commercial viability purposes) and putting together marketing material for new technologies (non-confidential disclosures and generating company lists tailored to each specific technology and finding the appropriate contact people at these companies). 

This is a part-time internship.  Interns need to be currently enrolled in or have completed a Ph.D. program in the Life Sciences or Engineering. We expect our interns to commit 10 hrs/week for at least six months.  Interns are also expected to attend weekly staff meetings and inventor meetings, so local candidates only.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To inquire about opportunities and to apply for the internship, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] or [email protected].

OTM is proud to be part of an organization that helps pave new paths for researchers to take discoveries from their labs or clinics to the commercial marketplace. Currently, we are looking for a part-time marketing intern to assist the Marketing and Licensing Team to connect our inventions with the right industry partners. The marketing intern will learn and gain exposure in the area of university technology commercialization, academic-industry partnerships, and intellectual property.

  1. Generate marketing materials
  2. Conduct research on potential licensees (companies): company areas of interests, appropriate contacts, etc
  3. Perform direct email and phone marketing campaign
  4. Update Licensing Officers on the progress with an up-to-date marketing report; 5) Participate in face-to-face meetings with companies
  1. Life sciences background
  2. 10hr/per week for at least six months commitment
  3. Excellent writing and communication skills

If you are interested in our marketing internship, please send your resume and cover letter to Technology Marketing Manager, Ying-Li Chen ([email protected]).


The Entrepreneurship Center welcomes interest from people who want exposure to the entrepreneurial world by working with the Center.  We need help with social media, events, finding resources and special projects.  Send an email to [email protected] and tell us about yourself.