Internship Program

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

About the Fellowship Program

MSIP’s fellowship program is designed to engage and educate early-career scientists, attorneys, and/or business professionals who have strong interests in the process of bringing new therapeutic, diagnostic, medical device 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.

A dual educational scheme has been designed to train our fellows in the various aspects of technology transfer. First, the MSIP fellowship program will engross fellows in the Tech Transfer EDU Boot Camp, where a holistic approach will be used to impart basics in the field of technology transfer. This portion of the program will utilize a case study approach, where the fellows will learn various concepts important for success in technology transfer such as contract negotiation, targeted market research, development of technology assessments, prior art searches, and examination of commercial potential.

Following the Boot Camp, fellows will then be matched to one of five specially-designed and hands-on educational tracks (Finance & Operations, Contracts, Marketing & Outreach, Intellectual Property Management, and Business Development) based on their interest level and needs of the business, that will provide streamlined teaching tools and examples, as well as the incredible opportunity to work closely with MSIP experts.

What Will I Gain?

Training in commercializing scientific research

Exposure to business development and law

Enhance your analytical skills

Interaction with industry thought leaders

Eligibility

Candidates for the MSIP fellowship program will 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* (and for selected interns, another 3 – 4 months for the hands-on educational track)

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 fellowship 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 3

What Happens After I Submit My Application?

Once you have submitted your application package via the form above, the fellowship 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 of interns beginning the didactic portion of the curriculum in October 2018.

*The Boot Camp will have 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.

Contact Us

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

Videos

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: Fellowship 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 fellowship from Brandon Hogstad.