The UCSF Catalyst Awards Internship Program – Summer 2023

Catalyst Summer Internship 2023 imageStill looking for an internship for the summer? Tufts alum, Sohela Shaw,  has shared the following opportunity to complete a short term summer project with UCSF for Summer 2023 and they are still looking for candidates to apply. It will be a remote position, unpaid.  Deadline: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM

This would be a great way for students and recent grads to learn about and gain experiences in business and science.   Interns will work on projects related to one of the five tracks: Therapeutics, medical devices, digital health, diagnostic, biofuels.  Examples of some of the program activities will be to :

  • Develop a target product profile.  What questions should you be asking to take a product to market ?
  • Get access to professional development workshop series with industry advisors.
  • Engage in a presentation with PIs at end of program

The official description for this short-term internship is as follows :

The UCSF Catalyst Awards Internship Program provides an opportunity to learn about translational research and the process of advancing academic discoveries along the translational path to commercialization and patient benefit. The internship runs parallel to the Catalyst Awards Program and allows the interns to participate in the activities of the Catalyst Awards Program, the review process, and the interactions between the academic researchers and industry experts mentoring the projects along their development.

The program will introduce the interns to entrepreneurship and the industry perspective in evaluating the potential of scientific discoveries to lead to products, including defining the unmet medical needs being addressed; assessing commercialization potential; opportunity for intellectual property; development feasibility for early-stage ideas; and defining key milestones on the development path. The program is of value to those interested in engaging in translational research and innovation and entrepreneurship in both the academic and industry settings.

Find out more here

By Willa Mayo
Willa Mayo Recruiting Coordinator, Employer Relations