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Internship Programs

InternsThe Office of Innovation and Industry Alliances offers a nationally recognized, unique, rigorous internship unlike any other tech transfer office in the United States. Interns work directly with experienced professionals both within and outside of the office, with entrepreneurs and inventors, to perform meaningful work on behalf of the Innovation Office and also to gain valuable hands on experience in tech transfer. Through this internship, interns utilize their backgrounds and training to gain education and experience on startup support, patenting & licensing, technology assessments and industry collaboration. 

This internship provides practical, real-life experience involving preparation of patent applications, performance of commercial viability assessments, generation of high-impact marketing materials, and launch of technology startups. Interns are fully integrated into the office and will gain experience through the Intern Boot Camp, team building functions, our monthly Speaker Series, and the annual Business of Biotech Conference. Science interns have the opportunity to engage with inventors that work directly with the Innovation Office. Some intern positions may receive compensation, unless already a paid Moffitt employee or receiving student credit. Moffitt seeks both applicants from within the organization as well as external. Moffitt PhD students, Moffitt post-doctoral researchers, undergraduate students, and law students are all encouraged to apply for this program.

To learn more about the program, please contact us at innovation@moffitt.org

Science Interns

Science Interns support the business development functions. 
As a science intern with the Innovation Office, one can expect to take on projects involving technology & market assessment, creation of marketing materials to be sent to industry partners, and analyzing pertinent industries for commercial opportunities.

Requirements

  • Strong science or technical background
  • Strong writing skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fundamental business and marketing knowledge

Time Commitments

  • Weekdays only
  • Weekly time commitments vary
    • Four hours per week are required for Moffitt PhD students
    • Full time temporary interns work an average of 30-35 hours per week
    • Part time temporary interns work an average of 20 hours per week
  • Some external interns may not receive monetary compensation if they are receiving school credit

Business Interns

Business Interns support the economic and financial functions of the Innovation Office. 
As a business intern, one can expect to take on projects for Moffitt; developing business plans presentations for Moffitt faculty, creating executive summaries about startup companies, assisting with company presentations and financial operations and marketing.

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in or graduated from an undergrad Business or MBA program with strong marketing, finance, and accounting knowledge.
  • Or, alternatively, an advanced scientific degree and general business knowledge
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • Receiving credit for internship
  • Strong writing skills

Time Commitments

  • Weekdays only
  • Flexible schedule
  • 10-20 hours per week required

Legal Interns

Legal Interns support the legal functions of the Innovation Office. 
As a law intern, one can expect to take on projects involving the attainment of intellectual property protection, reviewing contracts, and doing legal research. The projects may require legal research skills including identifying and interpreting statutes, regulations, and case law.

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated from law school
  • Legal education and training
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • General knowledge of biology
  • Receiving credit for internship

Time Commitments

  • Weekdays only
  • Flexible schedule
  • Weekly amount of hours required is decided on an individual basis