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Virtual Business Development and Marketing Internship Program

We are seeking Stanford Graduate Students to join Business Development and Marketing (BDM) Team to develop targeted marketing campaigns. Graduate students who are interested in pursuing practical experience in applying advanced science education with business development skills and who can commit 10-18 hours per week for at least six months benefit from this internship opportunity. Interns will have the opportunity to draft abstracts, conduct market research and patent analysis for Stanford’s intellectual property.

Working closely with companies, BDM, Technology Licensing Associates (TLAs) and Stanford inventors, interns will conduct technology marketing activities in support of commercialization of Stanford's inventions.


• Correspond with faculty and coordinate with TLAs and BDM to draft, refine, publish and otherwise distribute marketing abstracts.
• Conduct market research to evaluate invention portfolio, including competitive intelligence analysis, identification of partnering opportunities, and launch of targeted marketing campaigns.
• Collaborate within the BDM to engage with inventors, TLAs, other Stanford stakeholders, and conference organizers to prepare for industry partnering 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 Sciences or Life Sciences

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Strong attention to detail, combined with the ability to understand strategic business goals.
• Excellent judgment to know when to elevate unusual cases to more experienced colleagues.
• 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 at least six-month commitment to OTL.
• Work remotely 

• 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.

If you are interested in this internship, please send your cover letter and resume to or apply via Handshake!