Internship Program

Become an intern with MSIP to gain experience in technology development and commercialization.

About the Fellows Program

MSIP’s Fellows Program is designed to educate and engage early-career scientists, attorneys, and/or business professionals who have strong interests in the commercialization process of new therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices or digital health technologies to the worldwide patient population. If successfully completed, the fellow will be prepared to leverage their expertise in science, business and law to help drive research discoveries to the marketplace. The two-phase scheme will train participants in the various aspects of technology commercialization.

Fall 2018 Application Deadline: August 15

What Will I Gain?

Training in commercializing scientific research

Exposure to business development and law

Enhance your analytical skills

Interaction with industry thought leaders

Part I: Scholar Bootcamp

Participants will be engrossed in a holistic approach through the Scholar Bootcamp, discovering the fundamentals of technology transfer and entrepreneurship. Using a case study approach, participants will learn concepts including contract negotiation, targeted market research, development of technology assessments, prior art searches, examination of commercial potential, investment strategies, business modeling, and product development.

Part II: Immersive Program

Following the Scholar Bootcamp, select participants will be invited to the Immersive Program, where participants will work directly with MSIP experts. Participants will be matched to one of six specially-designed tracks that will provide hands-on experience in one of six specially-designed tracks:

  • Business Development
  • Contracts
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • New Ventures
  • Finance & Operations
  • Marketing & Outreach
  • Alliance Management

Eligibility

Candidates must have:

  • A strong technical background in the biological sciences, physical sciences, or engineering
  • Obtained, or in the process of obtaining, an advanced degree in science, business or law
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of technology commercialization, intellectual property, licensing or entrepreneurship
  • Strong communication, organizational and computer skills
  • Availability of 6 – 10 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months* (for select participants, another 3 – 4 months for the Immersive Program)

Successful applicants will also be required to complete a non-disclosure agreement, Mount Sinai Volunteer Services application and background check/health evaluation prior to joining the program.

Application Process

The following materials are required to apply:

  • Completed MSIP fellows application form
  • Professional resume or CV
  • Cover letter that includes your reasons for applying and what you hope to achieve from this program in relation to your career goals
  • One letter of recommendation from a current or previous employer, mentor or adviser

Fall 2018 Application Deadline: August 15

What Happens After I Submit My Application?

Once you have submitted your application package, the Fellows committee will review your application and contact you should there be any questions. We will notify you by early September if you will be joining the 2018-2019 cohort beginning the Scholars Bootcamp in October 2018.

*The Scholar Bootcamp consists of 2-4 hours of didactic classroom sessions every Friday, beginning in October from 9 AM – 1 PM, and ending in early December. The remaining time will be used for course preparation and case studies.

How Can I Learn More?

Attend the MSIP Fellowship & Commercialization 101 information session on Monday, August 13 to learn more program details and gain a high level view of technology transfer, research innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Register here.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact MSIPfellows@mssm.edu.

Videos

The MSIP Fellows Experience

Meet the fall 2017 fellows cohort as they discuss what they gained from the program and offer advice for future applicants!

Erik Lium Chats with Fellows

Senior Vice President Erik Lium addresses the fall 2017 fellowship cohort, discussing how he joined the world of healthcare technology and why New York City is a growing hub for innovation.

The Journey from Fellow to Employee

The Innovation Exchange highlights a former MSIP fellow’s path to become a Mount Sinai employee. Meet Justin Ring, a Contracts and Licensing Associate with MSIP, who discusses his great experience with the MSIP fellowship program.

MSIP Chats With Suchie Bhattacharyya

The Innovation Exchange features former fellow Suchie Bhattacharyya, PhD, as she chats about what she learned through the MSIP fellowship program and how it helped her discover the right career path. 

The Innovation Exchange: Fellows Chat

MSIP’s Cynthia Cleto sits down with Brandon Hogstad, a former fellow, who shares his experiences from the program.

Meet Former Fellow Brandon

Get the inside scoop and discover the benefits of the MSIP Fellows Program from Brandon Hogstad.