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Business Development Internship Program

The Engagement & Opportunity Development team (EOD) at UCSF Innovation Ventures engages faculty and develops business opportunities for new ventures around select technologies. EOD takes a market-first approach by identifying a product or products and defining potential market opportunities upfront.  The EOD’s Business Development Internship Program offers students and postdocs the opportunity to gain exposure to market opportunity analysis, competitive landscape analysis, and building go-to-market strategies for start-ups. The internship program’s goal is to provide an enriching educational opportunity for students

Eligibility: Interns should be enrolled in or have completed a graduate-level program in life sciences, biomedical engineering or related fields, or business. Interns will sign a non-disclosure agreement prior to the internship.

Time commitment: 8-10 hrs/week

Deadline: Applications are accepted until June 28.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: [email protected] or [email protected]


The Catalyst Internship 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 2024 Catalyst Awardees. While creating the TPPs, interns will learn about important aspects of translating an idea into a project. Learn more and apply! 

Approximate commitment: 30-40 total hours over Summer 2024. This allows for flexibility with respect to fitting in other activities and commitments (other internships, summer jobs, vacations, etc.). 

Catalyst Summer Interns will:

  • Attend the workshops / seminars around TPPs and Innovation & Entrepreneurship in June, July, and August (exact dates TBD)
  • Work with the 2024 Catalyst Awardee project teams to draft a TPP
  • Participate in the TPP presentation to the Catalyst Industry Advisor Committee in August 2024
  • Be invited to and participate in other entrepreneurial education opportunities, fireside chats, etc.

To apply: Fill out the form below and upload your CV or resume.

Deadline: Friday, May 24, 2024 at 11:59 PM

For more information on the Catalyst Program, please visit

If you have any questions about the Catalyst Internship Program, please contact:
Roopa Ramamoorthi, PhD, PMP 
Director, Catalyst Program and Invent Find
[email protected]