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Office of Technology Licensing Internship Program

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About the Program

We are seeking Stanford graduate students and postdocs to join the internship program at the Stanford Office of Technology Licensing (OTL). Graduate students who are interested in technology transfer, intellectual property, and entrepreneurship with physical science, life science or business backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interns will have opportunities to evaluate invention disclosures, prepare technology marketing campaigns, attend conferences, and participate in other special projects. Through this position interns will engage with the greater research community at Stanford and continue OTL’s mission to promote the transfer of Stanford technology for society’s use and benefit. View the job description below for more information and how to apply.

OTL Internship Program Leadership

Ying-Li Chen
Ying-Li Chen
David Mallin
David Mallin
Chelsea Longwell
Chelsea Longwell

Current Interns

Brenda Yu - Staff Photo
Brenda Yu
Shreya Kishore
Tuuli Maria Hietamies
Tuuli Hietamies
Nat Kolber
Natalie Kolber
George Walters-Marrah
Mihyun Choi
Varuna Chander

Intern Alumni and Their Career Paths

Stanford OTL is proud to contribute to the career successes of our interns! Below are some of our past interns and where they went after their time in the internship program.

Former Intern Jenifer Brown
Jenifer Brown Tech Fellow Google
Former Intern Stephanie Huang
Stephanie Huang Consulting
Former Intern Vandon Duong
Vandon Duong
Ergo Bio
Former Intern Ellen Labuz
Ellen Labuz Pursuing Regulatory Career
Former Intern Betty Ha
Betty Ha Consulting
Life Sciences Firm
Former Intern Chelsea Longwell,  now current OTL staff
Chelsea Longwell Business Development Associate Stanford OTL

Job Description - Apply Today!

• Correspond with faculty and technology licensing associates (TLAs) to help the business development and marketing team (BDM) draft, refine, publish, and otherwise distribute marketing abstracts.
• Collaborate with TLAs to evaluate incoming invention disclosures: including patent landscape and potential markets
• Conduct market research to evaluate invention portfolios: including competitive intelligence analysis, collaboration opportunity identification, and targeted marketing campaigns.
• Collaborate within the BDM to engage with inventors, TLAs, other Stanford stakeholders, and conference organizers to prepare for industry collaboration events.
• Participate in the development and production of the OTL marketing materials. (i.e., posters, pitch decks, handouts, brochures)
• Aid in OTL’s integrated marketing communication channels (i.e., web, print, email, social media, events) which leverage the brand strategy.
* Other duties may also be assigned

Education & Experience:
Minimum Qualifications: Students enrolled in a graduate degree program focusing on Physical or Life Sciences, Postdocs working in Physical or Life Science research labs, or Students enrolled in the Graduate School of Business

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Strong attention to detail, combined with the ability to understand strategic business goals.
• Proven ability to manage a high-volume workload and a multitude of constantly changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize workload, follow up to ensure timely responses, meet deadlines, and work both independently and as an effective member of a team.
• Demonstrated ability to use complex databases, word processing and spreadsheet software.

Work Hours and Environment:
• 10-18 hours/week with a minimum 6-month commitment to OTL
• Work remotely
Paid internship

• Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping.
• Occasionally stand, walk, use a telephone, lift, carry, push, pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds, writes by hand.
* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

• Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
• Less than 50% FTE and work no more than 980 hours during the calendar year for all job assignments.
• Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

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