Become an intern with MSIP to gain experience in technology development and commercialization.
About the Internship Program
MSIP’s internship 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 intern 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 interns in the various aspects of technology transfer. First, the MSIP internship program will engross interns 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 interns 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, interns 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 Mount Sinai Innovation Partners experts.
What Will I Gain?
Candidates for the MSIP internship 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.
The following materials are required to apply:
- Completed MSIP Internship 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: TBD
What Happens After I Submit My Application?
Once you have submitted your application package via the form above, the internship 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 2017-2018 cohort of interns beginning the didactic portion of the curriculum in October 2017.
*The Boot Camp will have 4 hours of didactic classroom sessions every Friday, beginning October 6, from 9 AM – 1 PM, and ending in early December. The remaining time will be used for course preparation and case studies.
If you have any questions, please contact MSIPinterns@mssm.edu.
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